Intel and Apple has been working together on the Light Peak interface, and Apple has
introduced the standard as “Thunderbolt”
on its latest array of MacBook Air, MacBook Pros, iMacs, and Mac mini products.
If you can get past the $50
cables that are required for connecting peripherals to your computer, Light Peak actually shows a lot of
promise as witnessed by Sony’s
implementation on the VAIO Z’s Power Media Dock.
Belkin never misses an opportunity to jump into the latest
craze with computer accessories, and the company was showing off its new
Thunderbolt Express Dock today at IDF. Tucked away at the bottom of a display
case, and overshadowed by some more prominent offerings from Pegasus was the
tiny little dock.
The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock features three USB
ports, a Thunderbolt port for daisy chaining, a Firewire port, and a GbE port.
This is basically the same port setup that’s found on the new 27” Apple Thunderbolt Display.
For Apple users looking for expanded port offerings via the
Thunderbolt port and don’t want to pay $999 for the functionality, the Belkin
Thunderbolt Express Dock will come in handy. We don’t have any pricing or
availability for the dock yet, but we can be sure that it won’t cost anywhere
Now, will Belkin include a Thunderbolt cable to hook the dock up to your
computer instead of making you have to pay an extra $50?