CalDigit is looking to shake up the Mac Thunderbolt docking hub market with the announcement today of their Thunderbolt Station 2 docking hub that is aggressively priced at $169.99 for pre-orders. (The price will be $199.99 at release.)
The Thunderbolt Station 2 is a follow-up of the original Thunderbolt Station, and features dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, dual eSATA 6G ports, HDMI, three USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and Audio in/out. The Thunderbolt Station 2 allows users to connect a high-resolution 4K monitor to the HDMI port. This is ideal for professional users who need to connect modern 4K displays to their computers.
New features include twin eSATA 6G ports and an aluminum, titanium colored housing that can be mounted vertically or horizontally, allowing the hub to fit in to almost any desk configuration.
Note that the Thunderbolt Station 2 purchase price doesn’t include a Thunderbolt cable, so you’ll have to bring your own, or purchase one in a bundle, which increases the price a bit.
For more information about the CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 2, visit the CalDigit website.