The Elgato Thunderbolt Dock connects to your MacBook over Thunderbolt, adding a whole bunch of extra ports.

It's available in the UK now at the Apple Store for £180 and will be making its way to the wider world soon for a yet to be announced amount.

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From the front, it's a very minimalist affair.

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Around the back is where the magic happens. Look at all those ports!

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You'll get three USB 3.0 ports in total, along with two Thunderbolt ports.

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HDMI and Ethernet are on board too, so you won't need to have multiple adaptors and dongles hanging off your sleek MacBook Air.

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There are dedicated headphone and microphone jacks, allowing you to actually monitor your recording -- something you can't do with the MacBook's combined audio jack.

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It's a fairly compact chap.

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It'll sit neatly next to a MacBook Air.

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Go ahead and plug in your monitor, Internet cable, external hard drives, phones and tablet. The USB ports are powered so they can charge up iPads nice and quickly.

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When you arrive at the office, you only need to plug in the dock to make use of all your devices.

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In theory, it could help neaten up desk space by not having loads of wires plugging into every available port on your MacBook.

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It has a matte metal shell that matches the MacBook design.

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There are certainly worse looking things you can have sat on your desk. Though there are cheaper things too.

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