Review of the CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 4

CalDigit is famous for its TS3 and TS3+ hubs. These are the hubs that have the most ports on them and which you can position upright or on their sides on your desk. The combination of those two parameters — expansion capability and position flexibility — makes these the most wanted expansion docks on the market. And now, with the TS4, the first parameter gets another dramatic upgrade. The TS4 is an even more capable hub in the same form factor and size as its predecessors.… Read More Review of the CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 4

OWC Helios 3S with Shuttle U.2 system not mounting on Monterey without a restart? Check your connection

Frustration. That’s the term I was looking for the other day when the Helios 3S I reviewed last year would only mount its U.2 ShuttleOne or U.2 Shuttle when I restarted the Mac. I blamed Apple and its wretched Monterey system that makes my system feel like a massive block of molasses. I should have looked further and deeper, trying different things.… Read More OWC Helios 3S with Shuttle U.2 system not mounting on Monterey without a restart? Check your connection

iodyne launches Pro Data, a 12 NVMe SSD solution with 8 Thunderbolt ports

iodyne’s Pro Data is a storage device that holds 12 NVMe SSDs and has eight Thunderbolt ports for video editors, photographers, audio engineers, and workgroup users who need massive storage space combined with the highest possible throughput. Pro Data works with any computer that has a Thunderbolt port, but is the most useful when paired with M1 Macs.… Read More iodyne launches Pro Data, a 12 NVMe SSD solution with 8 Thunderbolt ports

YubiKey Bio review

YubiKey recently released its YubiKey Bio FIDO Edition, a biometric (fingerprint) key that allows you to log in using the FIDO protocol. The key itself is an elegantly slim USB key in a black robust synthetic resin. A metal ring on top tells you where you put your finger to read your fingerprint.… Read More YubiKey Bio review

Review: OWC Thunderbolt Hub — The One with Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 ports

The OWC Thunderbolt Hub is a small aluminium Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 dock with a shiny black bottom and top. Worked into the top surface is the OWC logo in the form of a LED that glows white when the computer isn’t connected and blue when it is. It has three Thunderbolt 4 ports and one USB 4 port, all of which are backward compatible.… Read More Review: OWC Thunderbolt Hub — The One with Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 ports