Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD Puts Your Laptop on Your Desktop

If, like me, you use an Apple MacBook Pro as your laptop and desktop, then Belkin’s new Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD is for you. At $299.99, this device is a pricey but powerful docking solution for Macs and PCs; even so, its two Thunderbolt 2 ports are just the beginning of its connectivity.Thanks to Thunderbolt 2’s technology and the high-speed 20Gbps bandwidth it offers, you can get speedy transfers between laptops and up to eight other devices with a one single Thunderbolt cable.

Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD with Cable

The dock has a host of assorted ports. These include 2 Thunderbolt 2 Ports, 1 HDMI Port, 3 USB 3.0 Ports + charging support, 1 Audio Out Port, 1 Audio Out Port with mic support, 1 Gigabit Ethernet Port, and 1 AC/DC Power Input. In other words, the Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD is both complete and compact, and it will work with the most advanced of laptop/desktop setups.

 

Features of the Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD Include:
  • Connect 8 separate devices such as drives and monitors through a single Thunderbolt cable
  • Four times faster than USB 3.0 and 25 times faster than FireWire 800
  • Compatible with Thunderbolt 2 and backward-compatible with devices
  • Supports dual displays (when one display is a Thunderbolt display)
  • Supports 4K cinema resolution for up to 1 display
  • Connect up to 8 devices directly to the dock, and daisy-chain up to 4 additional devices (The total number of devices supported through daisy-chain is up to 6 from your ultrabook, or up to 5 from the Thunderbolt 2 Dock.)
  • Mac and PC compatible
  • Brushed aluminum finish
  • Includes 1M Thunderbolt cable

The Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD is compatible with Laptops, ultrabooks, and desktops with Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 ports. It will retail for $299.99, and it includes a Thunderbolt cable. It is available for now at belkin.com, and it will be coming to select stores nationwide in October.


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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.