updated 04:39 pm EDT, Tue June 5, 2012
Price jumps to $399
Belkin has announced an update to its still-unreleased Thunderbolt Express Dock. The peripheral is mainly meant for notebooks, introducing many more connections than a portable system would normally support. The upgrade mainly brings in three USB 3.0 ports, in place of the USB 2.0 ports Belkin originally announced. The company has also added an eSATA connection, but raised the price of the dock a full $100 to $399.
The add-on should ship in September. Beyond the USB and eSATA connections, it will sport two Thunderbolt ports -- one upstream and one downstream -- as well as FireWire 800, Gigabit Ethernet, MiniDP-to-HDMI, and separate 3.5mm in/out options. In July Belkin will ship a $45, three-foot Thunderbolt cable, capable of daisy chaining up to six devices.