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Thread: CES 2012: Belkin Adds New Dock to List of Thunderbolt Accessories

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    Default CES 2012: Belkin Adds New Dock to List of Thunderbolt Accessories


    Earlier today we covered LaCie’s eSata Thunderbolt hub, well Belkin unveiled a more consumer oriented, albeit expensive.

    Belkin’s Thunderbolt Express Dock will feature three USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire 800 port, an HDMI port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, two Thunderbolt ports (one upstream and one down stream for easy daisy-chaining) and a 3.5 mm audio port. An earlier version of the Express Dock didn’t include the HDMI port or 3.5 mm port, and both will likely prove to be welcome additions.

    Belkin promises the dock will provide bi-directional data transfer rates of up to 10Gbps providing a fast and neat solution to the cable clutter common on many desks. However, the convenience of plugging everything into Belkin’s dock and then plugging a single cord into your Thunderbolt equipped Mac will set users back $299. Also, consumers will have to wait until September of this year for the Express Dock’s release.

    Based on the numerous Thunderbolt products announced at CES this year, as well as Intel’s promise to support the I/O technology in PCs this year expect the number of Thunderbolt peripherals to increase exponentially. This won’t be particularly difficult considering only a handful of drives, and other accessories made it to market last year.

    Source: Gizmag
    Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 01-09-2012 at 09:07 PM.

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    This is so expensive it's retarded. I'LL TAKE IT!!!! And boom goes the dynamite!

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    Any explanation as to the ridiculous price?

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    No USB 3 and delivery for later ths year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Operator20 View Post
    This is so expensive it's retarded. I'LL TAKE IT!!!! And boom goes the dynamite!
    <br><br>But, Does It Blend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
    Any explanation as to the ridiculous price?
    The simple fact that the Thunderbolt peripheral market barely exists. No competition = insanely high prices. Sigh....

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