Belkin updates specs for forthcoming Thunderbolt dock; announces Thunderbolt cable

Finally, things are picking up on the Thunderbolt cable front: Belkin expects a July release for one of the first third-party cables on the market. The company also at the Computex show in Taipei said it was tweaking its Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock product due in the fall.

Finally, things are picking up on the Thunderbolt cable front: Belkin expects a July release for one of the first third-party cables on the market. The company also said at the Computex show in Taipei that it was tweaking its Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock product due in the fall.

The Thunderbolt Express Dock will support a variety of different storage and A/V interfaces, including a FireWire 800 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, an eSata port, a pair of Thunderbolt ports, and 3.5mm audio in and out ports. It will cost $399.99.

The Thunderbolt Express Dock sounds like an interesting product, especially for MacBook Air users, who could use more ports, period. It will also be attractive to those of us who can't connect our eSATA drives now that most of the MacBook Pro line doesn't offer an ExpressCard/34 slot for an interface card.

The Belkin cable will cost $44.99.

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