“Thunderbolt-powered 1Gbps Ethernet adapters arrived last year, finally, but those devices lack flexibility—they take the entire Thunderbolt port when connected and, at least on MacBook Airs that only have the one port, they leave you Thunderbolt-less,” Lee Hutchinson reports for Ars Technica. “The thing I’ve been looking for, really, was a Thunderbolt port replicator/dock thingy—something like the Thunderbolt Express Dock that Belkin finally released this year.”
Hutchinson reports, “It’s a well-made device and it’s nice and fast. It does exactly what it’s supposed to (minus any Apple SuperDrive-related hiccups). The thing that makes it impractical—aside from the sticker shock-inducing $299 price—is that you gotta have a Thunderbolt-equipped computer to even need the dock in the first place.”
Much more in the full review here.
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Belkin previews new Thunderbolt Express Dock at CES 2012 – January 9, 2012