Belkin updates Thunderbolt Express Dock with trio of USB 3.0 ports

Summary:From Thunderbolt to USB 3.0, there's no shortage of inputs in Belkin's latest dock.

Belkin is moving to erase the Thunderbolt-USB 3.0 divide with its Thunderbolt Express Dock.

In addition to a pair of Thunderbolt ports, the device adds a trio of USB 3.0 inputs - not to mention a plethora of other inputs: FireWire 800, eSATA, Gigabit Ethernet, a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, as well as audio in and out.

The device works with both PC and Mac computers, though it's clearly targeted more strongly at owners of the latter.

All told, the device is pretty compelling, but, sadly, not entirely cheap. Belkin is asking $400 for the thing, which seems a bit lofty given that the device is just a dock. Something along the lines of $200 would be a bit easier to swallow.

Alongside the device Belkin also announced a shorter, three-foot Thunderbolt cable that runs for $45.

The Thunderbolt Express Dock will be available in September.

Topics: Mobility

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