Thunderbolt 3 is the single port that provides laptop users with "desktop level performance", but at the same time, we haven't seen a ton of accessories that take full advantage of it.

That's starting to change as new products using Thunderbolt 3 are popping up everywhere. 

Enter Glyph. 

Gylph Thunderbolt 3 Dock

According to Glyph, the dock "delivers more ports, more power, and more storage at the fastest speeds possible."

What does that mean, exactly? 

Partly that as laptops provide fewer ports as they get sleeker and smaller over time, a dock like this one gives you all the connectivity options you need for dual 4K displays, for example. Between the power offering, the multiple USB 3 ports, audio out and mic in, plus 1GB ethernet and more, the Glyph Thunderbolt 3 provides your laptop with wired access to pretty much everything you need, including power.

So, essentially the Glyph dock allows your MacBook Pro to be connected to a myriad of different accessories while being charged all with a single cable.


Tech Specs

  • Thunderbolt 3, 40Gbps (x2)
  • Displayport 1.2 (x1)
  • SD (UHS-II)  (x1)
  • USB 3.0 type-A  (x2)
  • USB 3.1 Gen2, typce-C (x1)
  • M.2 socket for NVMe SSD (x1)
  • Audio out (x1)
  • Mic out (x1)
  • 1Gb Ethernet (x1
  • NVMe SSD speeds up to 1,500 MB/s transfer rate

It also supports:

  • Single 5k display @ 60Hz (5120x2880)
  • Dual 4K displays @ 60Hz
  • Supports 87W power delivery
  • SD (UHS-II) speeds up to 270MB/s
  • USB 3.0 type-A supports 5Gbps / 5V @ 1.2A
  • USB 3.0 type-C supports PD 5V @ 3A
  • M.2 socket supports PCI-e Gen.3 x2

Glyph comes in two flavors: 500GB ($400) and 1TB ($500).

Now, let's take a look at Glyph's new "fastest SSD ever, a rugged, rubber protected external SSD.


The Atom Pro is a high-speed, Thunderbolt 3 compatible SSD designed to compete with the Rugged series by LaCie, which means that it's ideal for filmmakers that need to edit on the go. It's protected by a rubber outer casing, designed to withstand shock, vibration, dust, and sand with an MIL-Standard 810F rating. It also has read and write speeds of up to 2800MB/s and 2600MB/s respectively.

Atom Pro NVMe External SSD

Tech Specs

  • Thunderbolt 3, 40Gbps
  • Read: Up to 2,800 MB/s
  • Write: Up to 2,600 MB/s
  • Passive heat dissipation

The Atom Pro comes in three flavors: 500 GB ($300), 1TB ($500), and 2TB ($1000).

​So what do you think? Do these offer solutions you're looking for in your workflow and if not what's missing? 

Source: Glyph