Remember the Belkin Thunderbolt Express dock that we first laid our peepers on back at CES 2012? Well, the device that looks to lend a hand to your desktop setup is now available. After upgrading the unit back in the summer of 2012, pre-orders went live in February with a ship date expected shortly thereafter. No word on the cause of the delay, but the $299 dock still offers dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy-chaining up to five gadgets, FireWire 800, Ethernet, and both 3.5mm audio input and output. If the wait hasn't swayed your interest, grab one immediately via the source link below, and in stores before the end of May.
Belkin Announces Availability of Thunderbolt™ Express Dock
• Thunderbolt™ Express Dock allows for seamless data transfers, high-definition (HD) display, and instant access to desktop peripherals using just one cable
• Eliminates the need to plug and unplug multiple desktop peripherals
PLAYA VISTA, CA - April 30, 2013 - Belkin today announced the availability of the Thunderbolt™ Express Dock, a sleek, compact, cable-clutter-free dock for Mac computers with Thunderbolt™ ports. Belkin's Thunderbolt™ Express Dock is the only solution that is equipped with two Thunderbolt™ ports, allowing users to daisy-chain up to five additional Thunderbolt™ high-speed devices while maintaining maximum throughput and granting instant access to multiple desktop devices with one cable. It maintains the portability of your laptop by eliminating the constant need to plug and unplug numerous desktop peripherals.
Designed to be an easy and powerful way to increase productivity and take advantage of Thunderbolt™ technology, Belkin's Thunderbolt™ Express Dock allows creative professionals the ability to edit films in full HD 1080p, and transfer volumes of data in seconds at bidirectional 10Gbps channels. That is up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0 and up to 12 times faster than with FireWire 800*. The Thunderbolt™ Express Dock uses a single high-speed connection to create ultrafast data transfers between your laptop and up to eight other devices, including FireWire, Ethernet, USB, and enables users to daisy-chain up to five additional Thunderbolt™ devices. The Dock provides a much-needed solution that creates a cleaner, faster, more productive workspace and reliable connectivity to desktop devices and the Internet.
Belkin's Thunderbolt™ Express Dock is available now at belkin.com and will be available at select retailers nationwide at the end of the month.
Belkin Thunderbolt™ Express Dock (F4U055ww) - $299.99
• Instant access to up to 8 desktop devices with one cable
• Cable-clutter-free design for a cleaner workstation
• 2 Thunderbolt™ ports (1 upstream, 1 downstream for daisy-chaining up to 5 additional Thunderbolt™ devices)
• 3 USB 3.0 ports
• 1 FireWire 800 port
• 1 Gigabit Ethernet port
• 1 3.5mm audio-out port
• 1 3.5mm audio-in port