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UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock test: Powerful hub

UGREEN offers a new Thunderbolt 4 hub with a whopping 13 ports, which should leave nothing to be desired. The combination of modern and fast connections and the robust design make the powerful hub a convincing solution, as our UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock test reveals.

Technical data

Model designation UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock
Main interface USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 4)
USB Type-C ports 1x Thunderbolt 4 upstream (40 Gbit/s; 90 Watt PD);
2x Thunderbolt 4 downstream (40 Gbit/s; 8K@30Hz);
1x USB-C 3.2 (10 Gbps, 20 Watt PowerDelivery)
USB-A ports 2x USB-A 3.2 (10 Gbps);
2x USB-A 3.0 (5 Gbps)
Video interfaces 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (maximum 8K @ 30 Hz)
(additionally Thudnerbolt 4 with DP Alt mode)
Further interfaces RJ45 (2.5 Gigabit Ethernet); 3.5 mm jack
Card reader SD 4.0 card reader (up to 312 MB/s);
microSD card reader
Power supply unit 180 watts
Case material Aluminum
Operating system compatibility Microsoft Windows; macOS
Weight 783g (docking station);
520g (power supply unit)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 50 mm x 155 mm x 95 mm
Price € 319.99 *

UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock: The scope of delivery

The UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock (man, what a long name) comes in a bulky, white box. Inside, we find a 180-watt power supply unit, a power cable, the manual and a Thunderbolt 4 cable to operate the docking station at full speed in the first place, all neatly compartmentalized alongside the hub itself.

UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock
In addition to the hub, the scope of delivery includes a 180 W power supply unit and a short Thunderbolt 4 J cable

Design and workmanship

  • Massive, robust aluminum housing
  • Comparatively large and heavy
  • Excellent workmanship

As soon as we peel the UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock out of its packaging, the first thing we notice is the hub’s heavy weight. The docking station weighs a whopping 783 grams, which is around 300 grams more than the Belkin Connect Thunderbolt 4 Dock Pro (our test), for example.

With a size of 155 mm x 50 mm x 95 mm (height x width x depth), the dock is also comparatively bulky and its shape is reminiscent of a compact tower PC or the Thunderbolt 4 hubs from CalDigit.

The UGREEN solution uses a silver colour scheme with an anodized finish and at least looks good. On the sides we find the Thunderbolt lettering, as well as generous ventilation slots towards the rear, which are intended to remove the waste heat from the hub. According to the manufacturer, the robust aluminum housing should also support cooling.

There are four rubberized feet on the left-hand side and at the bottom. You can therefore use the UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock both vertically and horizontally, which I find extremely practical.

The elegant design is rounded off by a ribbed power button on the front and a status LED above it. There’s no doubt about it: the design looks extremely high quality, as does the excellent build quality, which absolutely does justice to the high price.

Connections of the UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock

  • 13 connections on the front and rear
  • Modern standards; two SD card readers
  • no HDMI

The UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock has a total of 13 ports spread across the front and rear. The selection and positioning of the ports seems very well thought out. We find the following ports at the front:

  • 1x USB-C 3.2 (10 Gbps, 20 Watt PowerDelivery)
  • 2x USB-A 3.2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x 3.5 mm jack
  • 1x microSD card reader
  • 1x SD card reader
UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock
Front connections: 1x USB-C 3.2 (10 Gbps, 20 Watt PowerDelivery), 2x USB-A 3.2 (10 Gbps), 1x 3.5 mm jack, 1x microSD card reader, 1x SD card reader

At the rear, the following ports complement the Thunderbolt 4 hub:

  • 2x USB-A 3.0 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (maximum 8K @ 30 Hz)
  • 1x 2.5 Gbit Ethernet LAN
  • 2x Thunderbolt 4 (40 Gbps, 8K @ 30 Hz)
  • 1x Thunderbolt 4 host (40 Gbps, 90 Watt PowerDelivery)
  • 1x power connection (180 watts)
UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock
Rear connections: 2x USB-A 3.0 (5 Gbps), 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (maximum 8K @ 30 Hz)
, 1x 2.5 Gbit LAN, 2x Thunderbolt 4 (40 Gbps, 8K @ 30 Hz), 1x Thunderbolt 4 host (40 Gbps, 90 Watt PowerDelivery), 1x power connection (180 Watt)

UGREEN therefore consistently dispenses with an HDMI connection, which doesn’t bother me any further. The image output via Thunderbolt 4 or DisplayPort is completely sufficient in my eyes. I also find it practical that all connections are labeled.

Compared to the aforementioned Belkin solution, the UGREEN hub also comes with more modern and faster USB ports and offers two Thunderbolt 4 ports for peripherals.

The 90 watt power delivery of the host port should also be more than sufficient for most notebooks. However, my personal Thunderbolt 4 hub in the form of the Corsair TBT200 still provides 96 watts.

UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock in practical test

  • Impeccable plug-and-play connectivity
  • Outstanding, effective cooling
  • Whisper-quiet operation

The UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock is first connected to the power supply via the back, whereupon the status LED on the front lights up in green. As soon as the connection to the PC or notebook is established, the LED then lights up blue.

It is also very practical that the hub can be switched on and off at the touch of a button – the corresponding power button on my Corsair solution lights up nicely, but has no function.

I also find it commendable that the host port for connecting to a PC/notebook is also located at the rear. This means that if you don’t need all the connections, the front remains empty, allowing for more space-saving positioning on the desk. However, the included Thunderbolt 4 cable could have been a little longer. The hub is compatible with Windows 10 and higher, as well as macOS from version 11.4 and higher.

Despite the theoretical possibility of connecting three monitors, a maximum of two displays can be used simultaneously with the docking station. The resolution and refresh rate are then limited to two 4K displays at 60 hertz, which is absolutely sufficient in my opinion.

If you only use one monitor, a maximum of 8K at 30 Hz is possible, although gaming monitors can of course also be operated at their maximum frame rate.

The UGREN Thunderbolt 4 hub works flawlessly under Windows 11. Connected devices such as a mouse, keyboard, webcam, SD card, headphones or external SSD were recognized quickly and easily and can be used immediately.

UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock
The status LED lights up blue when the Thunderbolt 4 dock is active

I also found the cooling of the dock to be very good. While many TB4 hubs, including the Corsair TBT200, get warm very quickly even under normal load, the UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock remains pleasantly cool even under continuous load.

The cooling system therefore does a great job. The docking station also makes no noise. I couldn’t detect any noise or coil beeping or anything similar.

Speeds

  • Very fast USB and Ethernet ports
  • Good speed of the card readers

Of course, I also took a look at the speeds of the UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock. Here, too, there are only positive things to report. The USB ports actually achieve the specified transfer rates and the PowerDelivery function on the front and rear also follows the manufacturer’s specifications.

However, the microSD and SD card readers cannot fully utilize my reference card in the form of the PNY EliteX-PRO60. In terms of speed, the memory card readers are slightly behind the Thunderbolt 4 docks from Belkin and Corsair. however, 233.16 MB/s reading and 193.51 MB/s writing are still good values.

UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock
Speeds of the SD 4.0 card reader

There is nothing to complain about in terms of the speed of the USB-C and Thunderbolt 4 ports. I used the external Crucial X9 Pro SSD (our test) as a reference, which can theoretically provide 1,050 MB/s read and write. With 1,034.52 MB/s read and 926.91 MB/s write, the UGREEN Dock achieves higher values than the Belkin Connect Thunderbolt 4 Dock Pro and the Corsair TBT 200.

Product Sequential read Sequential write
UGREEN Revodok Max 213 233.16 MB/s 193.61 MB/s

Belkin Connect TB4 Dock Pro

290.41 MB/s 193.64 MB/s
Corsair TBT200 252.80 MB/s 195.34 MB/s
UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock
Speed of the USB-C ports with external SSD
Product Sequential read Sequential write
UGREEN Revodok Max 213 1.034.52 MB/s 926.91 MB/s

Belkin Connect TB4 Dock Pro

1.017.99 MB/s 920.30 MB/s
Corsair TBT200 1.028.92 MB/s 901.66 MB/s

The Ethernet port is also very impressive in terms of speed and provides the full speed of my Internet line without any dropouts or connection interruptions.

UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock test: Conclusion

With the UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock, the manufacturer once again confirms that it has been one of the top peripheral and accessory manufacturers for several years. Because you have to look for criticism of this Thunderbolt 4 hub with a magnifying glass.

This starts with the extremely robust and high-quality design, which cuts an excellent figure on the desk – even if the hub is a little larger than many other solutions. However, this in turn has a positive effect on the cooling, which works excellently.

I also really like the wide range of modern and fast connections, which, with the exception of one HDMI port, leave nothing to be desired. The speeds are also excellent, so I don’t have much to criticize in the UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock test.

With an RRP of 399.99 euros, the price is slightly above the competition, although Amazon is currently offering a voucher for 80 euros off. This is still not cheap, but in my eyes – also with regard to other Thunderbolt 4 hubs – it is absolutely fair.

I can therefore make a clear recommendation to buy. If I didn’t already have a suitable docking solution, I would buy the UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock immediately.

UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock Test: Platinum Award

UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 Dock

Design & workmanship
Compatibility & connections
Performance & Stability
Value for money

95/100

With its elegant design, excellent build quality and many fast connections, the UGREEN Revodok Max 213 Thunderbolt 4 dock is one of the best TB-4 docking stations. The only thing missing is an HDMI port.

Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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