Elgato has debuted its 2nd generation of Thunderbolt Dock. The new version uses the updated Thunderbolt 2 for faster speeds and enhanced abilities. It features twin Thunderbolt 2 ports for daisy chaining, a 4K capable HDMI port, 3 1.5a USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, a mic jack, and an amplified speaker port. It also features stand-alone USB charging of devices. The Thunderbolt 2 dock will work with Apple’s Macbook line and Thunderbolt 2-equipped PCs. Legato has included a utility program to easily monitor the dock and eject all connected drives.
You can pick yours up for $229.99.
Elgato introduces Thunderbolt™ 2 Dock with 4K video, better audio & stand-alone charging
Munich, Germany & San Francisco, California – December 2, 2014 — Elgato today introduced Thunderbolt™ 2 Dock, the second generation of its best selling expansion solution. Featuring 20 Gb/s bandwidth and support for HDMI displays with up to 4K resolution, Elgato Thunderbolt™ 2 Dock provides a leap in performance over the first generation of Thunderbolt docks. What’s more, Elgato Thunderbolt™ 2 Dock offers an improved, amplified audio output as well as stand-alone USB charging.
Elgato Thunderbolt™ 2 Dock is the most convenient solution to connect all of your devices to your MacBook or Ultrabook. With just one Thunderbolt cable, hook up your computer to your display, wired network connection, a headset, and your high-speed peripherals. Elgato Thunderbolt™ 2 Dock comes in an aluminium enclosure that complements the silver design of Apple’s notebooks. It offers two Thunderbolt 2 ports, three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, amplified Audio out and microphone in.
Elgato Thunderbolt™ 2 Dock is immediately available for a suggested retail price of 229.95 Euro/USD $229.95/GBP £189.95, including an Elgato Thunderbolt™ Cable.
“Thunderbolt delivers unparalleled performance, flexibility and simplicity to personal computing.” said Jason Ziller, Intel’s director of Thunderbolt Marketing, “Products like Elgato Thunderbolt™ 2 Dock help highlight what Thunderbolt makes possible.”
“Elgato Thunderbolt™ 2 Dock unlocks the potential of your MacBook’s or Ultrabook’s Thunderbolt 2 port.” added Adam Steinberg, Elgato’s Vice President, Marketing. “You can connect all your devices at full speed and drive HDMI displays at higher resolutions than ever.”
One cable for your display, devices, network, and sound
Elgato Thunderbolt™ 2 Dock enables you to connect everything to your MacBook or Ultrabook at once. With two Thunderbolt 2 ports, connect your computer with only one cable and simultaneously enjoy the extended versatility of Thunderbolt™ Technology.
A built-in HDMI port can drive any display of your choice up to 4K resolution, and three additional SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports assure that all of your devices are connected when you need them, at full speed and with up to 1.5A of power. Tap into the full performance of wired network connections with the built-in Gigabit Ethernet port, and enjoy crystal-clear conference calls through the separate microphone input and amplified audio output.
The free Elgato Thunderbolt™ Dock Utility installs a Status Menu that makes it easy to eject all storage devices at once.The software also enables high-power USB support so your Dock’s USB ports will charge any iPad and iPhone, enable you to use your Apple SuperDrive, or connect additional bus-powered devices to your Apple Keyboard.
– connect everything to your MacBook or Ultrabook at once
– two Thunderbolt 2 ports: extended Thunderbolt versatility
– built-in HDMI port: directly connect a display with up to 4K resolution
– built-in Gigabit Ethernet: enjoy increased network performance
– three USB 3.0 ports: high-power device support for iPad, SuperDrive and more
– stand-alone USB charging: keep charging when your computer is not connected
– separate microphone input and amplified audio output
– included software: conveniently eject all storage devices at once
Pricing & Availability
Elgato Thunderbolt™ 2 Dock is available from Elgato for a suggested retail price of 229.95 Euro/USD $229.95/GBP £189.95 , including an Elgato Thunderbolt™ Cable. It will be available from Amazon and from the Apple Online Store in the coming days. The Elgato Thunderbolt™ Dock Utility is a free download at http://www.elgato.com/support.
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