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Accessories galore, Razer drops a Thunderbolt 4 dock for Macs and a 130W USB-C GaN charger

By Kenny Yeo - on 7 Nov 2021, 11:33am

Accessories galore, Razer drops a Thunderbolt 4 dock for Macs and a 130W USB-C GaN charger

Note: This article was first published on 13 July 2021.

Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock Mercury Edition (Image source: Razer)

Razer has just announced two new accessories. One is a Thunderbolt 4 Dock for Macs and another is a 130W USB-C GaN charger.

Really, the so-called Thunderbolt dock for Macs is just Razer's Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma minus the fancy RGB lights put in a new silver shell.

It's called the Thunderbolt 4 Dock Mercury and it has the same connectivity as the Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma.

On the front, you have an SD card reader (UHS-II), a 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB-C Thunderbolt 4 port. Curiously, and it's worth pointing out, this port goes to your host computer. If you using a notebook, this dock provides up to 90W of charging. 

Behind, you have three USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) ports, three USB-C Thunderbolt 4 downstream ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port.

(Image source: Razer)

You can use the USB-C ports to output to a single 8K display at 30Hz or two 4K displays at 60Hz. M1 Macs should take note that because of the limitations of the M1 chip only a single video output is supported.

If you need dual displays on an M1 Mac, you'll need a DisplayLink adapter. The Mac Mini supports dual external displays but one of the displays has to be via HDMI.

The Razer USB-C 130W GaN Charger in black. (Image source: Razer)

Thunderbolt 4 dock aside, Razer also announced a new 130W USB-C GaN charger. It comes in white and black and the maximum power output is, well, it's in the name.

Thanks to GaN technology (gallium nitride), this is a compact charger at just 62 x 32 x 72mm - that's roughly the size of Apple's 61W USB-C charger.

The Razer USB-C GaN charger has two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports. The two USB-C ports deliver a maximum of 100W (combined) while the two USB-A ports can serve up to 18W (combined).

It can comfortably charge an ultraportable notebook, a tablet, and a phone simultaneously.

The charger will come with a two-metre long USB-C to USB-C cable.

 

Availability and pricing

The Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock Mercury is available now and it'sS$579. The Razer USB-C 130W GaN charger is also available now and it's S$299. Pricey? Yes, but then this is Razer we are talking about.

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