Well over a year after first announcing the product at CES in 2012, Belkin has finally released their Thunderbolt Express dock, available now for $299. The dock includes Gigabit Ethernet, a FireWire 800 port, an extra Thunderbolt port, audio in and out jacks, and more, totaling 8 usable ports.
From Belkin’s website:
INTRODUCING THUNDERBOLT™ EXPRESS DOCK
The Belkin Thunderbolt™ Express Dock is an easy, powerful way to take advantage of Thunderbolt™ technology. The Thunderbolt™ Express Dock lets you use a single connection to create high-speed, reliable transfers between your laptop and up to eight other devices, including FireWire, Ethernet, USB, and daisy chaining multiple Thunderbolt™ devices.
So taking your laptop when you go, and bringing it home when you return means connecting with only one cable.
I’ve been waiting for this dock to finally hit the market for a long time – and I can’t wait to get my hands on a review unit! Watch for a full, detailed review within the coming weeks! The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock is available now direct from Belkin. Similar docks have previous been released from a number of manufacturers – including the Matrox DS1, which is available now, and forthcoming docks from both CalDigit and Sonnet.
For more info, or to purchase, visit Belkin’s product page on the web!