Satechi Thunderbolt 4 Multimedia Pro Dock review: upstanding performer

Sports a bunch of ports, great transfer speeds and it's easy to use – the Satechi Thunderbolt 4 dock even comes with a stand.

A grey Satechi Thunderbolt 4 dock sitting on a wooden desk
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Our Verdict

Satechi crashes the dock party with a capable and easy-to-use multimedia dock, with 4 monitor ports, a Thunderbolt 4 laptop port, an SD reader, a bunch of USB-A connections and a USB-C 3.2 port too. It even comes with a nifty little stand to save that extra bit of desk space. The most demanding users might want more USB-C/Thunderbolt ports, but I found the connectivity and transfer speeds more than plenty for my stacked and ever-changing workspace setup.

For

  • Lots of USB-A ports
  • 4 monitor ports (2 DP + 2 HDMI)
  • Easy to set up and use

Against

  • Only one Thunderbolt 4 port
  • More expensive than some rivals

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The Satechi Thunderbolt 4 Multimedia Pro Dock is made by people who know what we need: more ports for all the kit. This is a 16-in-1 offering from Mac-friendly accessories and peripherals maker Satechi, aiming to crash the Kensington/CalDigit-dominated party of the best docks for Macbook Pro owners, because as great as Apple's Macbook Pro and Air laptops are, one thing we all wish they improved is their connectivity options.

I use both Mac and Windows computers, and my job demands mean my desk setup is constantly changing and consistently packed, as I'm testing several pieces of tech at any time. And most creatives need to have accessories, keyboards, second (and third and fourth...) screens, drawing tablets, cameras, and much more besides, linked up to their computer or laptop at any given time, so having somewhere to plug them in is sort of important.

The Verdict
4.25

out of 10

Satechi Thunderbolt 4 Multimedia Pro Thunderbolt Dock

Satechi crashes the dock party with a capable and easy-to-use multimedia dock, with 4 monitor ports, a Thunderbolt 4 laptop port, an SD reader, a bunch of USB-A connections and a USB-C 3.2 port too. It even comes with a nifty little stand to save that extra bit of desk space. The most demanding users might want more USB-C/Thunderbolt ports, but I found the connectivity and transfer speeds more than plenty for my stacked and ever-changing workspace setup.

Erlingur Einarsson
Tech Reviews Editor

Erlingur is the Tech Reviews Editor on Creative Bloq. Having worked on magazines devoted to Photoshop, films, history, and science for over 15 years, as well as working on Digital Camera World and Top Ten Reviews in more recent times, Erlingur has developed a passion for finding tech that helps people do their job, whatever it may be. He loves putting things to the test and seeing if they're all hyped up to be, to make sure people are getting what they're promised. Still can't get his wifi-only printer to connect to his computer.