j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389)

j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389)
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j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) retails for S$199 on Hachi Tech.

This is the first time I came across a modular dock. Five kits are included in the packaging that you can swap around. Each kit measures (W x H x D) 34 x 13 x 21 (mm) and weighs 11g.

Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Cable (0.8m)

Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Cable (0.8m)
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The Razer Core X Chroma comes with a 0.5m Thunderbolt 3 cable. There is nothing wrong with the length, but the build quality of the cable is questionable.

I tested it with three MacBook Pros and all three experience frequent disconnections from the eGPU. It can be as frequent as once every 30 minutes. It is extremely irritating. Upon Googling, it seems to be a common problem.

Energea FibraTough USB-C to Lightning Cable

Energea FibraTough USB-C to Lightning Cable
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Energea FibraTough is one of Energea’s range of braided cables. They have various cables for different devices and usage. Since I am using iPhone 11 Pro Max, I got the Energea FibraTough USB-C to Lightning Cable.

It retails for S$29.90 and is available in five colors, Black, Red, Blue, Pink, and Turquoise.

Anker Powerline+ II USB-C to Lightning Cable

Anker Powerline+ II USB-C to Lightning Cable
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Anker Powerline+ II USB-C to Lightning Cable is Anker’s second MFi certified USB-C to Lightning cable. The first being the Anker Powerline II USB-C to Lightning Cable.

The difference between Powerline II and Powerline+ II is just the exterior material of the cable. For Powerline+ II, the cable is braided with nylon. For Powerline II, the cable is made of Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE). Both cables are still strengthened with bulletproof fiber.