updated 03:00 pm EDT, Tue September 13, 2011
Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock packs Ethernet
Belkin used the added limelight of the Intel Developer Forum to show off a prototype of a Thunderbolt dock intended primarily for Mac owners. Just called the Thunderbolt Express Dock, it has much of the same expansion of Apple's Thunderbolt Display without the requisite screen. A single cable feeds out gigabit Ethernet, FireWire 800, three USB ports, and another Thunderbolt port for adding more devices to a chain.
The clamshell-like design is likely intended to let the dock sit comfortably underneath an iMac or Apple display while fitting into the Mac design aesthetic.
Belkin didn't provide a price or a ship date for the Express Dock, although its simplicity could help speed up the dock's availability. [via DailyTech]