Belkin’s Thunderbolt Express Dock

Got a new Mac with the brand new Thunderbolt port but no accessories to connect to it?  The only accessories out now for the Thunderbolt port would be the $999 Apple Thunderbolt Display, a Thunderbolt to HDMI adaptor, or those pricey Thunderbolt External Hard Drives.  Don’t you just wish you could do more with that Thunderbolt port?  That’s where Belkin’s Thunderbolt Express Dock comes in.  Announced at CES 2012, this dock packs 3 USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire 800 port, HDMI port, Gigabit Ethernet jack, 3.5mm audio jack, and a pair of Thunderbolt ports capable of daisy chaining.  This will be something that I’ll definitely get for my Macbook Air 11” which only has 2 lonely USB ports.  As much as I would want this, the price of $299 is quite expensive for this dock.

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5 comments… add one
  • Mike Schmidt January 10, 2012, 6:45 pm

    Thank God, just bought a Mac Book air and was lamenting the absence of a Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter. One company announced one, but it never materialized.

    Where is the HDMI port though. I don’t see it?

  • Jackie Cheng January 10, 2012, 7:01 pm

    Probably on the side?

  • johnny April 25, 2012, 1:52 pm

    This thing will cost 3 dollars at a flea market in a couple years.

  • dane April 25, 2012, 1:55 pm

    Years ago, ports would have come free with a computer. Now its 30% the cost of the computer.

  • iMars June 19, 2012, 2:49 am

    Why USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 is faster?

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