PC Peripherals Thunderbolt 2 to USB adapter

rsaeon

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There are a few Thunderbolt 2 docking stations on OLX. The only new Thunderbolt 2 accessories being sold today are the bidirectional TB3 to TB2 adapter and a Gigabit Ethernet adapter. You could theoretically buy a Thunderbolt 3 docking station and use it with your laptop with the TB3 to TB2 adapter.
 

rsaeon

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Alright, but you should know that TB2 accessories for Apple computers are from a time when they were oppressively expensive and somehow still continue to be.

This would be my first choice based on price and functionality:

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These were being sold refurbished by Caldigit on their Asia website a year ago for $99 plus shipping and customs, so 8k is a pretty good deal.

This is the TB3 <> TB2 bidirectional adapter and at 5k it only makes sense if you're locked in the macOS platform: https://www.apple.com/in/shop/product/MMEL2ZM/A/thunderbolt-3-usb-c-to-thunderbolt-2-adapter

That adapter is available for around 3k to 3.5k on OLX:

With that adapter, you could use almost any TB3 docking station from Amazon. HP has a history of locking out Apple computers with their accessories, but Dell or Lenovo should work fine. You'll need to seek out user reviews for compatibility. These start at 14k and go up to around 30k.

But if you're looking to add just USB3 ports, the simplest option is probably just to get a powered USB hub, like the UH700 by TP-Link: https://www.google.com/search?tbm=shop&q=tp+link+uh+700
 
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