Elgato Thunderbolt Dock

Elgato Thunderbolt Dock

A$359.95

4.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 18 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    The Elgato Thunderbolt Dock allows you to connect all your devices at once, helping you keep your workspace organised and efficient at all times. Featuring a built-in HDMI port that can drive a display of your choice, the Elgato Thunderbolt Dock also boasts three SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and two Thunderbolt ports. The dock also features a built-in, front-facing stereo audio port for your headphones, while an additional, separate audio input port enables you to simultaneously connect a high-quality microphone.

    Faster network connections

    Wired network connections are faster and more reliable than any Wi-Fi and with the Elgato Thunderbolt Dock, you can enjoy speedy connections to your servers, uninterrupted downloads from the internet and reliable file transfers with your co-workers.

    One cable - all of your devices

    With three additional SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, your workspace remains organised even when you unplug your MacBook. Rest assured that your back-up drive is there to provide safety in the background and having all your peripherals connected at once.

    About Thunderbolt

    Thunderbolt is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices via one simple port and a cable that carries both DisplayPort and PCI Express data. And it’s standard on every Mac.

    PCI Express is the technology that links all the high-performance components in a Mac. And it’s built into Thunderbolt, which means you can get PCI Express speed outside the box.

    Thunderbolt gives you up to 10 Gbps in both directions, allowing for super-fast data transfer between peripherals. You also have enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch.

    Thunderbolt also provides double the power of USB 3.0, delivering 10 watts to peripherals for improved performance on the go.

  • Highlights

    • Allows you to connect all your devices at once
    • Provides faster wired connections
    • Two Thunderbolt ports
    • HDMI 1.4 output (up to 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution, HDCP compliant)
    • RJ45 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
    • Three USB 3.0 ports
    • 3.5 mm audio output
    • 3.5 mm microphone input
  • Did you notice?

    The Elgato Thunderbolt Dock features two Thunderbolt ports, allowing you to connect high-speed peripherals or even another Elgato Thunderbolt Dock.
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  • What's in the Box?

    • Elgato Thunderbolt dock
    • Elgato Thunderbolt cable
    • Power supply
  • Tech Specs

    • Cable type: Thunderbolt
    • Cable Length: 50 cm/19.68 in.
    • Connections: 1/8 Inch Stereo, Ethernet, HDMI port, Thunderbolt, USB, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
    • Height: 2.5 cm/1 in.
    • Width: 8 cm/3.2 in.
    • Weight: 260 g
    • Length: 17.8 cm/7 in.
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • OS X 10.9 or later
    • Thunderbolt port
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 10024010
    • UPC or EAN No.: 4260195390676

    Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products

    • Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Performs Excellently!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    When I purchased this dock, there was only one review that gave it five stars. I saw that other products had problems with power When I purchased this dock, there was only one review that gave it five stars. I saw that other products had problems with power to USBs, and this unit had high power ports. Also, other products complained about having to eject before shutdown, and the reviews on this product mentioned none of that. I went ahead and purchased the product and it solves all the problems that were mentioned about other products. You have powered USBs (can charge iPad, wireless headphones, etc. from port), you can hook up your wired ethernet no problem (despite a review to the contrary - I am getting a very strong signal through the wire). I am also able to use my headphones through the jack on the front. The solution to one of the reviews is that you to into system preferences and change the sound settings to use the dock for output/sound effects. Works perfectly. I am listening to headphones as I write.

    In summary, everything works as it is supposed to. The only complaint that I have is that it should have a firewire 800 input on the back. I still have firewire drives, as that was the best thing going before Thunderbolt and USB 3. I am not getting rid of my drives. The solution is that I have to plug two thunderbolt ports into my computer instead of one. That is also because I am using an older monitor that uses the mini port that's the same size as the Thunderbolt input. Overall, I am very happy, and I give this product 5 stars!!! Hopefully, those other users with problems will read this review and take the time to reconsider their ratings.

    • Written by from Jamaica Plain

    47 of 48 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Performs Excellently!
  • The Thunderbolt Dock shows how cool Thunderbolt can be

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love my new Thunderbolt Dock, I'm finally using Thunderbolt's advantages. I used to have to fiddle about with my Macbook Air, pl I love my new Thunderbolt Dock, I'm finally using Thunderbolt's advantages. I used to have to fiddle about with my Macbook Air, plugging and unplugging monitor, headphones, backup drive and DVD drive. It meant I probably took my Air with me less often. But now I leave all that stuff plugged into my Thunderbolt Dock, and connect it all to my Air with one little cable.

    One thing to remember though, is you must be running 10.9.2 for it to work properly. It comes with a utility that enables it to do things like charge an iPad, and recognise the Superdrive, and that requires 10.9.2. Other than that though, it works like a dream.

    I think it looks pretty cool too. It certainly cleans up my desktop, with wires now all neat and tidy.

    • Written by

    43 of 46 people found this useful

    Was this useful? The Thunderbolt Dock shows how cool Thunderbolt can be
  • Works like a charm

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fired up both my Apple Cinema Display and my QNIX displays I use at work with no problems. Worked perfectly with the ioSafe drive Fired up both my Apple Cinema Display and my QNIX displays I use at work with no problems. Worked perfectly with the ioSafe drive I have attached for TimeMachine backups as well. No issues! Probably going to buy one for the home too. The finish matches my Mac perfectly. Didn't try the HDMI port yet.

    • Written by from Auburn

    34 of 35 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works like a charm
  • This has 1 thunderbolt port not 2

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    To set the record straight here. This does NOT provide 2 thunderbolt ports as one of them is used to connect to the computer. It i To set the record straight here. This does NOT provide 2 thunderbolt ports as one of them is used to connect to the computer. It is highly misleading to say it has 2 thunderbolt ports.
    The description says it has 2 Thunderbolt ports and 3 USB. Half of that statement is true - yes it does have 3 usb ports you can use. No it does not have 2 thunderbolt ports you can use because one is used to connect it!
    Is this mean to deliberately confuse us into paying 230 dollars?

    • Written by from MULLUMBIMBY
    Was this useful? This has 1 thunderbolt port not 2
  • If you have a Macbook, you'll benefit from this!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I got the Thunderbolt Dock because I use my Macbook as a desktop machine, and when I'm on the go. It keeps my wires tidy, and it t I got the Thunderbolt Dock because I use my Macbook as a desktop machine, and when I'm on the go. It keeps my wires tidy, and it takes seconds to plug my laptop into my monitor, speakers, backup drive, keyboard and printer, just with one Thunderbolt wire.

    Shame it's not a little cheaper, but still worth the money.

    • Written by from St. Leonards on Sea
    Was this useful? If you have a Macbook, you'll benefit from this!
  • This gadget makes me a very happy geek! :-)

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This little gadget has eased my work-life considerably over the past few weeks and I’d like to sing it’s praises, perhaps it can h This little gadget has eased my work-life considerably over the past few weeks and I’d like to sing it’s praises, perhaps it can help ease yours too.
    It’s a simple, elegant little box that allows you to connect multiple devices to your laptop or desktop computer via one Thunderbolt cable. Simply connect your chosen machine to the back of the box using the supplied Thunderbolt cable.

    It adds an extremely useful Gigabit ethernet port to my MBP so I don’t have to rely on wireless for networking – this is invaluable for me as I live in an area where we still have ADSL broadband – frustratingly slow and unreliable.
    The back has HDMI for connecting your external monitor. I use this to connect my NEC MultiSync PA271WB 27 inch LCD and get the full 2560 x 1440 resolution display fed from my humble 15″ Macbook Pro.

    There are also other thunderbolt ports and a couple of USB ports on the back for connecting other devices. The box has power too so can be used to charge up your iPod or iPhone as well as powering bus-powered devices such as hard drives.
    At the front end is another USB port and Stereo audio in and out ports. These are useful for conference calls etc.
    Sometimes the simple things are the best and this little unassuming box is really the best. Previously I had a spaghetti-pile of cables running from the desk to my Macbook Pro. Each time I went there I had to plug and unplug various peripherals. Now my life is simpler and uncluttered, just one simple elegant cable is all I need. I’m a happy geek!

    • Written by from Peacehaven

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? This gadget makes me a very happy geek! :-)

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