Belkin Shows Off Upcoming Thunderbolt Express Dock

Ever since Apple introduced its new Apple Thunderbolt Display, which should begin shipping in the very near future, users have been hoping for a product that offers the same docking station capabilities without the integrated monitor and $999 price tag.

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Belkin may soon have an answer for those users, as DailyTech notes that the company is using this week's Intel Developer Forum to show off a new docking station offering essentially the exact same connectivity as found on the back of Apple's new display.

The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock features three USB ports, a Thunderbolt port for daisy chaining, a Firewire port, and a GbE port. This is basically the same port setup that’s found on the new 27” Apple Thunderbolt Display.

For Apple users looking for expanded port offerings via the Thunderbolt port and don’t want to pay $999 for the functionality, the Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock will come in handy.

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Unfortunately, there is no word yet on pricing or a launch date for the docking station, so users will have to wait for Belkin to release more details.

Top Rated Comments

brainzilla Avatar
141 months ago
Will it have USB3?
Also: Will it be avaliable in block-form instead of taco-form?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LimeiBook86 Avatar
141 months ago
I'd be far more interested in this if it had an SATA or eSATA port on the dock. :(

Still it is nice to see adapters finally start to come out. Let's hope it's not too pricey!
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Frobozz Avatar
141 months ago
I have a need for this. Apple decided to pack their external ports too close together on the MB Pro. I'd love to get one cable and port to handle all the persistently plugged in peripherals I'd have: my displayport LED monitor, my Wacom Tablet, my FW800 external RAID, and a thumb drive.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ConnYoungy Avatar
141 months ago
Bit annoying to have the power lead on the front though, poking out all the time where you can see it/ where it gets in the way
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
troop231 Avatar
141 months ago
Looks great! I wonder if they'll make the USB ports USB 3.0? :confused:
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aaaaaaron Avatar
141 months ago
when they make part 2 of this dock with esata, usb3, and another TB port, i will be interested.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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