Kanex has revealed two new adapters, both built to be plugged in to a Thunderbolt interface. The adapters both have a single USB 3.0 output, as well as either a Gigabit Ethernet port or an eSATA port.
These devices, despite being a tad pricy, could be nice solutions for expanding your connectivity on Apple devices, such as either the Macbook Air or the new Mac Pro (Those Thunderbolt ports need a purpose, right?) in case you’ve filled up the present network ports and USB 3.0 ports.
"We are very excited to announce the launch of our new Thunderbolt adapters," said Kelvin Yan, president of Kanex. "We've been working with Intel on the Thunderbolt technology and our customers have been waiting patiently for launch day. We're so thankful for their support."
Power for the device comes via the Thunderbolt port, as these can provide enough current for most devices that you’ll hook up to the adapter.
Pricing for the adapters is set at $79.95 in the US, with European pricing set at €69.95. The adapter with an Ethernet port is available for pre-order, with shipping expected to start in July, while the eSATA model is available immediately.