The Echo 11 Thunderbolt 4 Dock (part number ECHO-DK11-T4) is expected to be available from Sonnet in early April, and internationally in May, at the suggested retail price of $249.99.
Sonnet Technologies has announced the Echo 11 Thunderbolt 4 Dock, the latest offering in the company’s Echo family of Thunderbolt docking stations.
It sports four Thunderbolt 4 ports, three USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type A ports, one USB 2.0 Type A charging port, one RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port, one 3.5 mm combo audio port, and one SD 4.0 card slot. Sonnet’s dock is compatible with all computers with Thunderbolt 4 ports, M1 Macs with Thunderbolt/USB4 ports, Intel Mac computers with Thunderbolt 3 ports, and late-model Windows computers with Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Sonnet’s Echo 11 Thunderbolt 4 Dock enables notebook and laptop computer users to connect to all of their peripheral devices at once through a single Thunderbolt cable. Through the same cable, the Echo dock can also charge compatible computers with up to 90 watts of power. Depending on the computer to which it’s connected, the Echo dock also supports connecting one (always 4K, up to 5K, 6K, or 8K) or up to two monitors (4K + 4K, or up to 5K + 5K).
Featuring four Thunderbolt 4 ports (one for connecting and charging the computer, three for peripheral connection), the Echo 11 dock connects multiple Thunderbolt peripherals directly. While the dock’s Thunderbolt 4 ports support Thunderbolt 4 and Thunderbolt 3 peripherals (including monitors) by direct connection, Thunderbolt 2 devices are supported by macOS when used with an adapter. For users with more USB than Thunderbolt peripherals, the Thunderbolt 4 ports do double duty — they support USB4 and USB 3 devices (including monitors) when connected with the correct cable or adapter, even at the end of a Thunderbolt device chain.
The Echo dock’s 10Gbps USB Type A ports support the majority of USB peripherals, including superfast USB NVMe SSDs, at up to full speed. Each port on the Echo 11 provides up to 7.5 watts of power to ensure bus-powered devices will operate without fail. The included Gigabit Ethernet port is for connecting broadband internet directly to the user’s computer without another device competing for bandwidth on their WiFi setup. The SD card reader reads the latest SDXC UHS-II memory cards at up to 300 MB/s.