The ATEN USB-C 4K mini-dock adds HDMI and USB-A ports to a USB-C device. It is light and ultra-portable.
We like ATEN gear – very well made and works first time, every time. The ATEN USB-C 4K mini dock is precisely what it says with 60W power passthrough to use with most Ultrabooks, MacBooks, Android, iOS/iPadOS, DeX and games consoles like Nintendo Switch (one of its biggest plusses).
ATEN USB-C 4K Mini-dock 60W power passthrough (UH3235)
Price: $110 from mwave and other computer retailers
Warranty: 2 years
This is a minuscule 93 x 70 x 1.5mm x 55g box – pocket size
and about half the width of a pack of fags!
It has a faux gold metal (metallised plastic) enclosure.
Simply connect a USB-C to USB-C cable (.5m supplied to ensure 5Gbps) and you
have an HDMI 1.4b 4K@30Hz port, USB-A 3.1, gen 1 (with 5V/1A charge) and USB-A
2.0 (5V/300mA). HDMI also supports 1080p@60Hz.
It supports up to PD 3.0 (read more here)
60W and the unit allocates about 7.5W to the ports, and the remained to the computing
device. Note that some devices are ‘keyed’ to the original charger – as long as
you use it, this device will work. Chargers must support PD 2.0 or later and be
at least 25W.