Belkin Connect Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station (5-in-1) review

A powerful Thunderbolt 4 hub with limited USB-A connectivity

Belkin Connect Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station on a wooden surface
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Belkin Connect Thunderbolt 4 Core Hub provides an abundance of Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 connectivity but really lacks in the area of USB-A ports. Those who have several legacy peripherals will want to look elsewhere. Maybe the only saving grace around that lonely port is that it has the USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface which provides a 10Gbps transfer rate. The design is modern and sleek with a robust case made of metal and plastic. The additional 96 watts for laptop charging is a big win.


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    Four Thunderbolt 4/USB4 ports

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    One 10Gbps USB-A port

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    96W charging capabilities


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    Cheaper alternatives available

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    Large power adapter

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    Only 4.5W USB-A port

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The Connect Core Hub has four Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 ports with one of these dedicated to a host machine connection. This port also offers 96 watts of charging power. One USB-A port is included with the USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface for a 10Gbps transfer rate. The device itself is powered with a DC IN 21V 7.1A power supply.

(Image credit: Paul Hatton / Digital Camera World)

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Paul Hatton
Freelance tech writer

Paul is a digital expert. In the 20 years since he graduated with a first-class honours degree in Computer Science, Paul has been actively involved in a variety of different tech and creative industries that make him the go-to guy for reviews, opinion pieces, and featured articles. With a particular love of all things visual, including photography, videography, and 3D visualisation Paul is never far from a camera or other piece of tech that gets his creative juices going. You'll also find his writing in other places, including Creative Bloq, Digital Camera World, and 3D World Magazine.