Belkin updates new Thunderbolt Express Dock, drops eSATA, cuts price by $100

At CES 2013, Belkin announced new upgrades to its Thunderbolt Express Dock. The latest version of the Thunderbolt Express Dock will be on display at the 2013 International CES in the Belkin booth, #30651, in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 8-11, 2013.

The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock eliminates the need to constantly plug and unplug numerous cable connected peripherals to your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. It provides ultimate portability and enables users to instantly access multiple desktop devices with one cable. The dock allows users to simultaneously connect up to eight desktop devices, watch movies in Full HD 1080p, transfer volumes of data in seconds, and view online content at gigabit Ethernet speeds with just one cable. The Thunderbolt Express Dock provides a much-needed solution that creates a cleaner, faster, more productive workspace and reliable connectivity to desktop devices and the Internet.

Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock
Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock

Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock has a SRP of US$299.99 and features:

• Instant access to up to 8 desktop devices with one cable
• Cable-clutter-free design for a cleaner workstation
• 3 USB 3.0 ports
• 1 FireWire 800 port
• 1 Gigabit Ethernet port
• 1 3.5mm-out port
• 1 3.5mm-in port
• 2 Thunderbolt ports (1 upstream, 1 downstream for daisy-chaining up to 5 additional Thunderbolt devices)

The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock will be available worldwide in Q1 2013 on and at select retailers.

Source: Belkin International, Inc.

MacDailyNews Take: First announced a year ago tomorrow, this thing is vying for the titles of “Most Announced,” “Most Revised,” and “Most Delayed” peripheral of the twenty-teens.

Related articles:
Belkin upgrades unreleased Thunderbolt Express Dock with USB 3.0, eSATA; ups price to $399.99 – June 5, 2012
Belkin previews new Thunderbolt Express Dock at CES 2012 – January 9, 2012


    1. Well, let’s see… Everybody I know plugs their monitor into their Thunderbolt port every day, so we know it’s not useless.

      It’s also much smaller than any other similar physical interface, so in fact, it doesn’t wast space, but instead saves it.

      It’s superior in performance and capability to essentially every other interface. It essentially enables desktop-class storage and display capabilities on a notebook computer. In fact, there’s really nothing like it.

      Unless I missed your sarcasm tag, the only that’s useless and a waste of space was your comment.

  1. stupid of them to drop esata – it’s been around forever and should not have been what is holding up their compatability– i just hope that they or a competitor comes out with one that has the esata
    also – I went on the belkin website for their thunderbolt dock late a few nights ago and was amazed to see that the page had changed.. it was of the dock with a link to buy it and add it to your shopping cart…I was ecstatic til’ I saw that it said “unavailable” under the add to cart button…but at least I know the developers are working on the page and it will be up shortly no doubt.

Reader Feedback

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.