My Dongle is HUGE! - CalDigit

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  1. Novide

    NovideΠριν 5 ημέρες

    What a disgusting way to unbox these devices... #NoRespect

  2. Alec Whitehawk

    Alec WhitehawkΠριν 9 ημέρες

    Let me just say the title is my huge dongle

  3. Barry Allen

    Barry AllenΠριν 11 ημέρες

    Nice, a 10 GbE dongle with USB C. Now I can play Stadia on my Chromebook.

  4. Ryan Maguire

    Ryan MaguireΠριν 12 ημέρες

    I thought Linus swapped his daily driver to the LG Gram. Did he swap back ??

  5. Bruce Fontenot

    Bruce FontenotΠριν 13 ημέρες

    Will the samsung s20 work with the SOHO dock?

  6. Jakob

    JakobΠριν 20 ημέρες

    its so dumb stripping standard ports off devices and they dont realize and now they want to sell us dongles that dont even have standart ports. Donge lith 1 USBa port? but 2 monitor ports? So if you want tu use a mouse and a keyboard you have to buy a usb dongle to plug in yur peripherasl....

  7. wizdante

    wizdanteΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Is there a budget alternative for wanting to connect to 2 external displays (1080p @ 60)? And preferably with support for pass through charging - HDMI/HDMI - HDMI/VGA - HDMI/Display Port Any of the above configuration is okay, as its for work I don't need anything crazy, literally a hub with just the above 2 ports will suffice + type C pass through charging. I'm using a Lenovo ThinkPad, it has 2 Type C connectors and 1 HDMI. I tried using a Type-C hub with HDMI output along with the laptop's own HDMI port, but it seems that displays refuses to allow to be used at the same time (mirror/extended). Only 1 will have a display, while the other is black and unresponsive, only when I disconnect the first then the second one will respond.

  8. Tóth Márkó

    Tóth MárkóΠριν 25 ημέρες

    I read the title very wrong

  9. m s

    m sΠριν 25 ημέρες

    all these cables give me anxiety

  10. Travis S

    Travis SΠριν 25 ημέρες

    Keep that knife away from your dongle, Linus! That kind of procedure is done in the hospital! :)

  11. Misscallofduty123

    Misscallofduty123Πριν μήνα

    Anyone notice the Artifacting at 8:09

  12. Jeffrey

    JeffreyΠριν μήνα

    this ain't no dongle. with that size it's a DONG

  13. Oy24.84

    Oy24.84Πριν μήνα

    Why do I keep hearing dongle.... Dongle this Dongle that

  14. MI, U And I

    MI, U And IΠριν μήνα

    That is some extreme Dongulahongalous

  15. M Asad Ali Khan

    M Asad Ali KhanΠριν μήνα

    That's what I said

  16. TTVSupremacy

    TTVSupremacyΠριν μήνα

    Nice dongles

  17. Tivian

    TivianΠριν μήνα

    8:09 Matrix is glitching again...

  18. Business Guide

    Business GuideΠριν μήνα

    Your videos are splendid! Thank you for giving me a new perspective to contemplate!

  19. R Johnsson

    R JohnssonΠριν μήνα

    Linus makes someone else clean up after his reviews? D:

  20. TheRedScourge

    TheRedScourgeΠριν μήνα

    DongleGate 2, Linus gets cancelled by some "offended" tech "journalist"

  21. Azim Alif

    Azim AlifΠριν μήνα

    8:08 is that a youtube glitch?

  22. Jacob Wonder

    Jacob WonderΠριν μήνα

    You should make an LTT box opener and give me a dollar for every you sell!

  23. kcgunesq

    kcgunesqΠριν μήνα

    I know nothing about Apple products, but my oldest is going to have to have one for school next year. Would either of the docks featured here work for an M1 macbook?

  24. Donovan Grave

    Donovan GraveΠριν μήνα

    Clean your laptop dude. Nasty

  25. Rahul Sarkar

    Rahul SarkarΠριν μήνα

    GRlifes needs to come up with monetizing likes on Linus' videos. Some of these comments probably has more Likes than the likes on the video itself. lol

  26. Raiden Derp

    Raiden DerpΠριν μήνα

    as someone whos about to make the jump from a thin and light gaming laptop(gigabyte aero 14, 2018) back to an ultrabook(integrated graphics are just nuts all of a sudden) all in the name of saving 3 lbs and a bit of space in my bag, i love this video. id 100% buy one of those xps 13s if they offered the 1185 in a 2 in 1. but as of now the lenovo 9i is the one im picking. ofc waiting till CES to make my final decision or decide to wait a bit longer. really gonna be watching amd as i dont think i care about thunderbolt and the 5800u is looking like it could be very good.

  27. Aygent_hk7

    Aygent_hk7Πριν μήνα


  28. LinuxDragon57

    LinuxDragon57Πριν μήνα

    Also that thunderbolt hub is useless to me tbh. My one device that has thunderbolt already has 2 USB 3.1 Ports, a full size SD card reader, HDMI (actually I don't know which version it uses), and an RJ45 jack. The only other device I have that could actually benefit from a dongle doesn't have thunderbolt...

  29. LinuxDragon57

    LinuxDragon57Πριν μήνα

    If it doesn't work on Linux I'm not interested.

  30. OneJenBead

    OneJenBeadΠριν μήνα


  31. Григорий Орлов

    Григорий ОрловΠριν μήνα

    I bet his wife is happy with his dongle

  32. boatSthAtnoD

    boatSthAtnoDΠριν μήνα

    Anyone know which laptop this is?

  33. Ingo Cernohorsky

    Ingo CernohorskyΠριν μήνα

    So a dongle is nothing like a usb/thunderbolt external network card?

  34. The Great Bambino

    The Great BambinoΠριν μήνα

    You guys should really colab with Basically Homeless, he's the king of dongles... and double barrel shotguns.

  35. Chance K

    Chance KΠριν μήνα

    “Sorry, I just wanna know more.” Is why we like you Linus. Ask the questions that we crave for.

  36. mayur kulkarni

    mayur kulkarniΠριν μήνα

    I would prefer the caldigit USB C pro dock over the TS3. Though I love my Dell WD19TB personally

  37. Maximus3537

    Maximus3537Πριν μήνα

    I never thought I would say I am excited to see Linus's Dongle... but here we are.

  38. himura128

    himura128Πριν μήνα

    The SOHO doc looks like it can run a Nintendo Switch... right?

  39. Techni World

    Techni WorldΠριν μήνα

    Dongle it up!

  40. Piers

    PiersΠριν μήνα

    I'd love to know what percentage of optical audio ports on motherboards, soundcards etc have ever been connected to anything...I'm guessing it's a number that you'd lose in a rounding error.

  41. Naman Chauhan

    Naman ChauhanΠριν μήνα

    *_that's what she said_* 😳😳😳😳😳

  42. VinceBGameDev

    VinceBGameDevΠριν μήνα

    ".... , but my wife said it isn't"

  43. solomioist

    solomioistΠριν μήνα

    "The company wants us to feature the more practical dongle" Us, the viewers: "Screw this dongle, we want to see 9:23 of 10GBit/s Benchmarks"

  44. grant johnson

    grant johnsonΠριν μήνα

    Excuse me while I whip this out.

  45. Quicky

    QuickyΠριν μήνα

    I cringe everytime he says dongle

  46. theElemDragon

    theElemDragonΠριν μήνα

    It's not the TS3 Plus. It's the TS3 Plus(plus)

  47. noblej 7

    noblej 7Πριν μήνα

    Why is the bottom of the videos glitched out. My eyes hurt from it

  48. Nicholas K

    Nicholas KΠριν μήνα

    damn linus you spent a lot of money on a hub

  49. Kittenz Rulz

    Kittenz RulzΠριν μήνα

    "My dongle is huge" Everyone: *( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)*

  50. jablue

    jablueΠριν μήνα

    With that final chonker, could we see an update on the cleanest setup?

  51. vegancube

    vegancubeΠριν μήνα

    every time he said dongle i died of laughter

  52. the Hopeandfear

    the HopeandfearΠριν μήνα

    Honestly, I've not looked at any other docks since buying my HyperDrive Gen2 12 and 18 Port USB-C hubs, ( using one upstairs on my main work laptop and the other in my partners work laptop

  53. Samuel Emmett

    Samuel EmmettΠριν μήνα

    “You can tell a lot about a company and how much they care by how fast their download is,” I guess this speaks volumes for all of the major system integrators.

  54. Rodrigo Dewes

    Rodrigo DewesΠριν μήνα

    Anyone knows how to make the keyboard connected on the dock turn off if the computer is not on?

  55. FulgoreMKII

    FulgoreMKIIΠριν μήνα

    Remember when those guys got fired in 2013 for making a Dongle joke because some dumb broad was offended by it? Tread carefully Linus.

  56. VolTek

    VolTekΠριν μήνα

    "It just works" - Linus. I mean, It really should do for a £200 usb dock lmao.

  57. therene

    thereneΠριν μήνα

    Any international shipping for the DONGle? Amazon ships only US

  58. The Last Again

    The Last AgainΠριν μήνα

    I was helping this old lady and she kept calling it a doober without being able to explain it. When I finally realized, I laughed and said, “oh you mean dongle”...she said, “well that sounds just as stupid!”

  59. Vishwajeet Babbar

    Vishwajeet BabbarΠριν μήνα

    1:08 Linus still using Windows laptop after bashing Microsoft arm Surfacebook2 against M1 Macbook. Its clear that he loves windows more than apple, even if macbook beats everyone!!!🤣

  60. 獅子猫又NiffirgkcaJ

    獅子猫又NiffirgkcaJΠριν μήνα

    Take a shot whenever Linus says "Dongle."

  61. n.niklas.k

    n.niklas.kΠριν μήνα

    0:26 - it's called the CalDigit *THICC BOII* like the Asus ROG *LONG BOII*

  62. Benedek Tóth

    Benedek TóthΠριν μήνα

    The CalDigit TS3 Plus can be great for my PC-Windows laptop + macbook setup. Right now I'm using a lowend thunderbolt hub, and its already great to switch all of my devices between the computers with one cable change.

  63. Dit ben ik

    Dit ben ikΠριν μήνα

    Could someone clear up to me why optical audio is not desired on a hub? (I'd send it straight through to my surround receiver, assuming the DAC is any good)

  64. Andy T

    Andy TΠριν μήνα

    I really like, the second one you checked out, the USB type C one. Kind of disappointed it didn't have a CF port, but I'm using SD cards at the moment anyway. And all the other features are awesome.

  65. DalJumailyKing

    DalJumailyKingΠριν μήνα

    Anyone else have an issue on the video on the right hand side at 8:10 ? At first run over it thought I missed some correction text, but no, footage wasn't ingested properly?

  66. Sergio Diaz

    Sergio DiazΠριν μήνα

    this kind of usb-c docks don't work fully with workstation laptops like Thinkpad x1 Extreme or the P series, because they consume more than 100 watts of power, they come with a 137 watt charger. Lenovo made 2 thunderbolt 3 gen 2 docking stations 1 for less than 100w thinkpads and another for workstation thinkpads. Of course you can plug the laptop charger and use every port in the docking station, and it will work.

  67. bradOZ

    bradOZΠριν μήνα

    Possible a happy side effect of the slowed charging with the usb-c dongle is yournot smashing your battery at 100% all day.

  68. neutrope

    neutropeΠριν μήνα

    Dammmmmn the laptop screen!

  69. Jackal

    JackalΠριν μήνα

    Idling they laid you to say dongle, but you said it wayyy too much, and I weirdly like it ;)

  70. sasassin123

    sasassin123Πριν μήνα

    8:08 top right

  71. Jean Samyr

    Jean SamyrΠριν μήνα


  72. Mystic

    MysticΠριν μήνα

    One of the few LTT videos where Linus says A at the end of a sentence

  73. Vasted

    VastedΠριν μήνα

    mine is small

  74. iRdMoose

    iRdMooseΠριν μήνα

    Hey Linus, nice dongle. ;)

  75. Excelerator

    ExceleratorΠριν μήνα

    I'm only hear to listen to Linus insult my dongles inadequacies for the next 10 minutes.

  76. Kyle Stubblefield

    Kyle StubblefieldΠριν μήνα

    I have used the TS3Plus at work to drive 2 external monitors off my LG Gram 17 for several months. Works like a champ I get single cable connectivity, I run Ethernet, Audio, and 2x Dell 24" 1920x1200 displays. I did notice that a couple of the 5gbs usb ports share lanes with the displays so I get mouse chatter unless I pick the right port for the mouse. Works so well for me I have outfitted several other people here with similar setups. Running Elementary OS if anyone cares, recently switched to the Gram from a 16" MBP because Catalina sucks so bad for power users.

  77. Muscleduck

    MuscleduckΠριν μήνα

    Hey Linus, can you stop referring to type C as a technology rather than what it is, a connector?

  78. LockpickingParamedic

    LockpickingParamedicΠριν μήνα


  79. Reba S. Jersey

    Reba S. JerseyΠριν μήνα

    He... he really whipped his Dongle out too.

  80. Sjouke Yntema

    Sjouke YntemaΠριν μήνα

    What is the name of the song playing from 6:50 ?

  81. Tom Pepper

    Tom PepperΠριν μήνα

    I think you oue CalDigit a 2nd video of why a person would use this product.

  82. Mark Jaques

    Mark JaquesΠριν μήνα

    Linus has turned into the "Home Shopping Channel" and completely sold out.

  83. UpstreamNL

    UpstreamNLΠριν μήνα

    Why does Linus look like a hobo in this episode?

  84. Hawk Talon

    Hawk TalonΠριν μήνα

    There was a glitch in the Matrix...

  85. Miime _

    Miime _Πριν μήνα


  86. Ben Miller

    Ben MillerΠριν μήνα

    Caldigit make really excellent tb3 products and that hub is exceptional, use one at work for high data workflows

  87. Ânderson Peroty

    Ânderson PerotyΠριν μήνα

    Will this HDMI (or DP) work on a Macbook m1?

  88. micah

    micahΠριν μήνα

    I wish there were more usb-c thunderbolt braided cables. Also display ports on the dongle to output to higher res, higher refresh-rate monitor

  89. david swann

    david swannΠριν μήνα

    did he just wip out his dongle

  90. Rownakul Haque

    Rownakul HaqueΠριν μήνα

    sounds like sssponsored

  91. Malte Spielt

    Malte SpieltΠριν μήνα

    Take a shot every time he says dongle

  92. Dave Angelo Obico

    Dave Angelo ObicoΠριν μήνα

    Where's the dongle

  93. Abhinav Dey

    Abhinav DeyΠριν μήνα

    dongle is huge. hahahaa

  94. V SUXS V

    V SUXS VΠριν μήνα

    Love how linus just throws all the stuff on the floor to the right of him.

  95. atopeconlatxabaleria

    atopeconlatxabaleriaΠριν μήνα

    Paging Adria Richards! Care to comment?

  96. kumquat447

    kumquat447Πριν μήνα


  97. Soupy noodles

    Soupy noodlesΠριν μήνα

    That's what she said.

  98. SuSified

    SuSifiedΠριν μήνα

    Yes it is

  99. Ben Agten

    Ben AgtenΠριν μήνα

    Linus: "You can tell about a company and how much they care by how fast their downloads are." Me: Tries to download HP support assistant. "I trusted you HP"

  100. J K

    J KΠριν μήνα

    That's what she said