100W Kensington SD5800T Thunderbolt 4 HUB With Support For Quad 4K Monitors Launch November 1

Computer peripherals company Kensington will launch a new Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 HUB next week on November 1, with the Kensington SD5800T:

The launch price is $299.

As some of you may recognize by the design, the SD5800T model is the successor to the SD5600T that launched 3 years ago. But a lot has happened since then, so the new Kensington SD5800T model has twice the capacity in some areas.

Kensington SD5800T
Kensington SD5800T

Since a lot of people are running multiple monitors from their tablet or computer at home or the office, it now supports 4x monitors with 4K at 60Hz in Windows via DP and HDMI ports, or up to 2x 6K monitors with a Mac.

It's called a 16-in-1 because of all the combo variations of slots and ports.

Meaning we get Thunderbolt 4 and 3, USB4, 2x USB-A 3.2 at 5Gbps, and 3x USB-A at 10Gbps, 1x USB-A 2.0, 1x USB-C 3.2 at 10Gbps, a 2.5G Ethernet port, 1x Thunderbolt 4 port, and even separate SD and microSD card readers with SD4.0 and UHS-II.

The power delivery is 100W, though certified to 98W. But either way this is more than enough to fast charge the fastest charging smartphones, tablets, and just about any laptop, unless it's the most powerful gaming laptops running at full capacity.

So it's an interesting piece of computer accessory. Now let's see if it delivers.

– Tom Bowen