CalDigit. Serious Storage.

"Overall, this is a great, compact
Thunderbolt 3 dock that offers a
good balance of features…"

"...a very well-built and good-looking dock."

The TS3 have been replaced by the TS3 Plus.

Charging & Expanding Thunderbolt™ 3 Workflows

Thunderbolt™ 3’s ability to offer data, power and video in one cable now means that user can charge their Mac laptops with the Thunderbolt™ Station 3. Featuring dual Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C ports, three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, DisplayPort, dual eSATA, Gigabit Ethernet and Audio In/Out, the TS3 features a host of connectivity options. The TS3’s ability to be used in either a horizontal or vertical position allows users to choose how they display the device on their desk.


2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 - 40Gb/s 3 x USB 3.1 Type-A 2 x eSATA 1 x DisplayPort 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
Audio In/Out Up to 85W Charging Dual 4K Monitor Support Connect 5K Monitor Thunderbolt™ 3 cable included

For more info on Thunderbolt™ 3, visit the Thunderbolt™ 3 Resource Hub 
Who is the TS3 for?

If you are a 2016 (or 2017, 2018) MacBook Pro or PC user with Thunderbolt™ 3, the TS3 will add extra connectivity options whilst simultaneously *charging the connected computer. The TS3 provides Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C, DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Type-A, eSATA, Gigabit Ethernet, and Audio In/Out via one single Thunderbolt™ 3 cable. If laptop charging and expandability is the most important factor, the TS3 is a great choice.

Connect Devices Charge Laptop
2016/2017/2018 MacBook Pro Yes Yes
iMac with Thunderbolt™ 3 Yes N/A
iMac Pro Yes N/A
PC with Thunderbolt™ 3 Yes Yes*

Find out more about what a Dock can
do for you by visiting our Dock Resource webpage.


Providing up to 85W of power to the 2016/2017/2018 MacBook Pro, the TS3 is the central hub for not only connectivity expansion but also for *charging your laptop. No longer do you need to connect your computer’s supplied Type-C charger in addition to all your other peripheral devices. Just connect the Thunderbolt™ 3 cable to your computer and you are ready to go! Learn more about Laptop Charging.

Stand Alone Charging

Even when your TS3 is not on your desk powering your laptop you can use it to charge all your devices, such as iPhones or iPads, via the front USB 3.1 port. Stand Alone Charging allows users to maximize the use of their TS3 dock even when it is not connected to a computer!

Powerful Expandability

Featuring the ability to add high performance Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C devices, eSATA storage, or even USB 3.1 devices, the TS3 can accommodate any professional device. Whether you need to connect ultra fast Thunderbolt™ 3 storage for cutting edge video applications or you just need to add a portable USB drive, the TS3 has you covered. The Gigabit Ethernet port allows users to connect to a more stable internet connection for faster file transfers. The Audio In/Out ports are a handy way to keep your speakers and microphones connected.

High Performance Display

The use of DisplayPort as the video output of choice on the TS3 allows users the ability to choose their preferred display. With use of a DisplayPort to HDMI, DVI or VGA cable, users can add any monitor they want. If you're looking to use the latest high resolution displays such as 4K@60Hz and 5K@60Hz, the TS3’s use of Thunderbolt™ 3 technology has allowed this to be possible.

Dual Monitors

For users who need dual 4K monitors, they can connect a USB-C to HDMI/DVI/VGA video cable to the second Thunderbolt™ 3 port and take advantage of a dual monitor set-up. For more info on CalDigit’s USB-C Video Adapters click here.

Extended or Mirrored

Users have the option of using two monitors in either an extended or mirrored desktop.

Dual 4K *Yes
5K@60Hz Yes
*With use of a USB-C adapter cable

For more information about using the TS3 with dual monitors visit our dedicated Dual Monitor webpage.

Thunderbolt™ 3 Daisy-Chain

The dual Thunderbolt™ 3 ports allows users to daisy-chain extra Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C devices. In fact users can connect up to 6 devices, such as the CalDigit T4 RAID, to one computer’s Thunderbolt™ 3 port. This means that users can add a Thunderbolt™ 3 monitor, or any other Thunderbolt™ 3 device to the second Thunderbolt™ 3 port for added convenience.

Horizontal or Vertical

The beauty of the TS3’s design allows users to choose how the device is displayed on their desk. Traditionally docks are only available in a horizontal orientation. The TS3’s design is flexible and can be used in either orientation.

Free Thunderbolt™ 3 Cable

The TS3 includes a free Thunderbolt™ 3 cable in the box. CalDigit’s Thunderbolt™ 3 cables are high quality industry standard cables. For more information please click here.


TS3 Lite TS3 Elgato Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock OWC Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock
Interface Thunderbolt™ 3 Thunderbolt™ 3 Thunderbolt™ 3 Thunderbolt™ 3
Dual Thunderbolt™ 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB 3.1 Type-A
(Gen. 1)
Yes Yes No Yes
USB 3.1 Type-C
(Gen. 1)
Yes No No No
USB 3.0 Type-A No No Yes No
Charge Laptop up to 85W No Yes Yes No - 65W
DisplayPort Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dual 4K Displays Yes Yes Yes Yes
5K@60Hz Display
via Thunderbolt™ 3 port
Yes Yes Yes Unknown
eSATA 6G No Yes No No
Apple Super Drive Compatible Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
Gigabit Ethernet Yes Yes Yes Yes
Separate Audio In &
Audio Out
Yes Yes Yes No (Single port for both)
Compact Design No Yes No No
Vertical or Horizontal Orientation No Yes No No
One Click Eject Software Yes Yes Yes Unknown
Mac & PC Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free Thunderbolt™ 3 Cable Yes Yes Yes Yes
Price €239.99
TBC €319,00
OWC Pricing correct as of 26/1/17:
OWC charging data correct as of 03/28/17 from:

Technical Specifications

Interface 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 Ports
1 x DisplayPort
1 x Gigabit Ethernet
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1x Front, 2x Rear)
2 x eSATA 6G Ports (Support Port Multiplier)
1 x Audio In & Out
System Requirements Thunderbolt™ 3 computers
Mac OS 10.12 or later
Windows 7, 8, 10 or later
Power Supply Adapter AC Input : 100V-240V ~50Hz/60Hz
DC Output: 20V/8.5A, 170W
Power Delivery (Laptop Charging) 85W*
Environment Ambient Tempe: 0°C ~ 70°C
Dimension and Weight
: 4.92 inches (125.0 mm)
: 1.71 inches (43.5 mm)
: 3.88 inches (98.5 mm)
: 1.34 lbs (0.61 kgs)
In the Box 1 x CalDigit TS3
1 x Power Adapter
1 x Power Cord
1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 Cable
0.5m, 1.64ft (Standard)
1.0m, 3.28ft (Optional)
2.0m, 6.56ft (Optional)

*The TS3 provides up to 85W charging for Mac & Windows Thunderbolt 3 laptops. Charging feature may vary depending on the design of the Windows Thunderbolt 3 laptops. Check with the system manufacturer for this information.

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