Belkin Unveils Upgraded Thunderbolt Express Dock
Belkin today announced new upgrades to its upcoming Thunderbolt Express Dock, as well as a new Thunderbolt cable for both Mac and PC users.
The Thunderbolt Express Dock is a docking solution for both PC and Mac users that enables access to up to nine desktop peripherals with one cable. Upgrades to the latest version of the dock include the addition of three USB 3.0 ports, instead of USB 2.0 ports, as well as an eSata port.
Both the dock and Belkin's new one-meter Thunderbolt cable take advantage of Thunderbolt's 10 gigabits-per-second, bidirectional speeds, and enable users to transfer full HD movies in 30 seconds and view online content at Gigabit Ethernet speeds. They also allow for daisy-chaining of up to six additional Thunderbolt enabled products and support high-resolution displays.
● Instant access to up to 9 desktop devices with one cable
● Cable-clutter-free design for a cleaner workstation
● Compatible with both Mac and PC
● Connectors: 3 USB 3.0 ports
● 1 FireWire 800 port
● 1 Gigabit Ethernet port
● 1 eSata port
● 1 3.5mm-out port
● 1 3.5mm-in port
● 2 Thunderbolt ports (1 upstream, 1 downstream for daisy-chaining up to 6 additional Thunderbolt devices)
● Includes MiniDP to HDMI Adapter
"As more hardware companies announce plans to incorporate Intel's Thunderbolt technology into their products, we aim to create quality accessories that take advantage of Thunderbolt's blazing fast speeds and other benefits," said Martin Avilla, general manager of Belkin's core business unit. "Over the past few months, we have really listened to our end users and created a one-meter cable and refined the dock to make it an even better desktop solution, which we believe will make Belkin a go-to provider for Thunderbolt accessories when they launch in the summer and fall."
The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock will be available worldwide in September 2012 for $399.99.