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Belkin Announces New $400 Thunderbolt Dock, $45 Cables

Priced at $400, the Dock isn't cheap, but it allows users to connect up to nine desktop or notebook computers with one cable. the dock is compatible with Macs and Windows PCs. The device integrates three USB 3 ports, one Firewire 800, one GbE, one eSATA, one 3.5mm out, one 3.5 mm in, as well as two Thunderbolt interfaces (one upstream and one downstream). Also included is a MiniDP to HDMI Adapter.

“As more hardware companies announce plans to incorporate Intel’s Thunderbolt technology into their products, we aim to create quality accessories that take advantage of Thunderbolt’s blazing fast speeds and other benefits,” said Martin Avilla, general manager of Belkin’s core business unit, in a prepared statement.

A new 3ft Thunderbolt cable that supports bidirectional 10 Gbps datatransfers will be offered for $45 MSRP. Up to six Thunderbolt devices can be daisy-chained using the cables. The dock will become available in September and the cable will be launched in July, Belkin said.