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Powered by macOS Ventura (and eventually macOS Sonoma), and the M2 chip, the MacBook Air M2 is one of the best Macs released to date. It now even comes in both 13-inch and 15-inch sizes. While there are more powerful Apple computers out there, the 13-inch model offers a bit of everything for a reasonable price. The 15-inch model, meanwhile, has a bigger and better screen.

Though, notably, this MacBook still includes only two Thunderbolt 4 ports, in addition to MagSafe 3 and a 3.5mm headphone jack. This means that relying on numerous accessories simultaneously can get challenging. Fortunately, you can rely on docks to unleash your Mac's full potential and connect more add-ons. To save you some time, we've listed below the best MacBook Air M2 docks available.

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    Source: Anker
    Anker 575 USB-C Docking Station (13-in-1)
    Editor's Choice

    We love this Anker docking station for any computer, and it's one of the best for Macs. It packs in 13 ports, including SD card slots, USB-A, two HDMI ports, and a DisplayPort.

  • CalDigit TS4 Thunderbolt 4 Dock
    Source: CalDigit 
    CalDigit TS4 Thunderbolt 4 Dock
    Premium Pick
    $400 $450 Save $50

    Thunderbolt docks don't get a lot better than the CalDigit TS4. With a total of 18 ports, including Thunderbolt downstream ports, DisplayPort, USB-C, USB-A, and super-fast 2.5Gb Ethernet, this one is something else.

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    Anker 341 7-in-1 USB-C Hub
    Best Value

    This dock is more compact than the gigantic stations on this list, so it's great for travel. It still manages to include HDMI, SD card readers, USB Type-C, Type-A ports, and more.

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    Satechi Dual Dock Stand
    Stand and dock

    When using your MacBook at your desk, the Satechi Dual Dock Stand can help add more ports to your Mac, and elevate it up to a more comfortable typing angle, too. The dock has two USB-C connectors that go into the side of your Mac, and it has HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB-A ports. It even has room for an SSD.

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    Plugable 11-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Dock
    Includes DVI port
    $99 $160 Save $61

    This versatile 11-in-1 docking station includes HDMI, DVI, microphone and headphone jacks, and half a dozen USB-A ports. It's particularly useful if you need the near-extinct DVI port.

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    UtechSmart 12-in-1 USB-C Docking Station
    With a VGA port

    This medium-sized, Thunderbolt 3 docking station offers 12 ports, including Ethernet, HDMI, USB Type-A and Type-C, and more. However, you'll really want to get this option for its VGA port.

  • CalDigit Element Hub
    CalDigit Element Hub
    Compact dock

    If you want a very compact dock and you mostly rely on Thunderbolt-based peripherals, the CalDigit Element Hub may be for you. It only has a few ports, but with three Thunderbolt downstream connections and four USB Type-A ports, it's still very capable.

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    Satechi Thunderbolt 4 Multimedia Pro Dock
    For the creative types

    For those creative types who need a dock that's premium, comes with an included stand, and also has SD card readers, the Satechi Thunderbolt 4 Multimedia Pro Dock will do the trick. It's made of aircraft-grade aluminum and features 16 ports that'll help make your Mac more useful when at your desk.

Our favorite MacBook Air M2 docks

If I personally had to choose one of these docks for my MacBook Air M2, I would likely go for the Anker Docking Station. It doesn't have Thunderbolt speeds, but it is fairly priced, has a bit of everything, and comes from a reputable manufacturer. But if you're looking for a dock that offers faster bandwidth, the highest-end option, the CalDigit TS4 is the one to pick. Otherwise, nothing is wrong with a simple portable USB-C dongle like the Anker 341, which still offers extra ports like HDMI and USB-A. Ultimately, though, you will have to weigh your needs and budget to figure out which MacBook Air M2 dock you should buy.

MacBook Air M2-1
MacBook Air (M2)
$899 $1099 Save $200

The latest MacBook Air offers the M2 chip, and a redesigned chassis with MagSafe 3 support. It is powerful and can handle pretty much any kind of work, and it comes in either 13.6-inch or 15.3-inch sizes.