updated 06:31 pm EDT, Wed September 26, 2012
New docking stations compatible with MacBook Pro, Air
Matrox announced today the availability of the Matrox DS1 series of Thunderbolt docking stations for MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs. The stations bring much of the benefit of a desktop computer to Apple's portable lineup, allowing users to connect additional peripherals and output to additional monitors. The DS1 stations connect to an Apple notebook with just one Thunderbolt connection, allowing users to control multiple peripherals without needing to hook them all in.
The DS1s can connect to a large DVI or HDMI display, a full-size keyboard, and a mouse. They also have a gigabit Ethernet port for speeds 18 times faster than Wi-Fi, one SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a microphone input, and a speaker/headphone output. The DS1s feature aluminum construction and a compact frame as well.
The Matrox DS1/DVI and Matrox DS1/HDMI will be available worldwide through a network of authorized dealers in December 2012. They will be priced at $249.