Elgato Thunderbolt Dock

Elgato Thunderbolt Dock

£179.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 8 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.: 4260195390669

    Warranty

    • 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. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • 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

    40 of 43 people found this useful

    Was this useful? The Thunderbolt Dock shows how cool Thunderbolt can be
  • Great extensibility

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought this to get benefit of USB3 speeds with external hard drives for my mid-2011 Mac mini. Very competitive price to alternativ Bought this to get benefit of USB3 speeds with external hard drives for my mid-2011 Mac mini. Very competitive price to alternatives. Thunderbolt cable included! Easy to set up. Elgato downlodable utility enables high-power charging for iPads.

    Performance very encouraging, transfer speeds for my 8TB external storage much improved over USB2. When comparing cost of the dock plus USB3 drives versus Thunderbolt hard drives, easy to justify. Plus you get other interfaces - HDMI, Ethernet, and audio in/out.

    Recommended.

    • Written by from EASTBOURNE

    6 of 6 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great extensibility
  • Convenience in a single cable

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Basically this is a very expensive docking station - only you can decide if it's worth it.

    I bought this for my MacBook Pro. Ev Basically this is a very expensive docking station - only you can decide if it's worth it.

    I bought this for my MacBook Pro. Every time I sat down at my desk I was plugging in a network cable via a dongle, an HDMI cable, a USB scanner and a set of speakers. Two cables on one side, two on the other. OK, not the end of the world but a bit tedious. Now I plug just one in cable and it's done - it's wonderful :-) The monitor, network, speakers and USB scanner are permanently plugged into the dock. You don't need to load any drivers, just plug it in and it works. But if you do load the optional Dock Utility it'll charge an iPad as well.
    The build quality is excellent and blends well with other Apple products. It includes the Thunderbolt cable which is a plus.

    Personally I think it was worth every penny for the convenience!

    • Written by from BASINGSTOKE

    5 of 6 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Convenience in a single cable
  • Too pricey and Thunderbolt cable too short

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I was reluctant to purchase initially due to the high price. If it had more than 3 USB interfaces it would be better value for mon I was reluctant to purchase initially due to the high price. If it had more than 3 USB interfaces it would be better value for money. Also, when it arrived, I realized the included Thunderbolt cable was only 0.5m long which does not give you any flexibility when setting up your work-station with multiple displays. A new 2.0m Thunderbolt cable is also highly priced, so overall this was a very expensive exercise.

    • Written by from Treharris
    Was this useful? Too pricey and Thunderbolt cable too short
  • HDMI broken

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    The HDMI port does not work. So my external monitor will not turn on. I can get it to work perfect with a display port to mini dis The HDMI port does not work. So my external monitor will not turn on. I can get it to work perfect with a display port to mini display port cable plugged from monitor to dock, dock plugged to laptop. Even outputs at 2560x1440 but then I lose the spare thunderbolt port. Reason I bought this device over other company's was the HDMI 1.4 port. I would say if your buying for HDMI please try in the store before you buy. I might be unlucky and have a broken port but I have been in contact with elgato customer services for over 2 weeks now and they can't help...
    Very disappointed in this product. save your money......

    • Written by from CHELMSFORD

    0 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? HDMI broken
  • One of the thunderbolts is needed for connecting to main computer??

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought this dock because MacBook air only has one thunderbolt. A £180 investment for getting only one extra thunderbolt port (ac I bought this dock because MacBook air only has one thunderbolt. A £180 investment for getting only one extra thunderbolt port (actually, I think this is a complete failure in design of Apple). But the surprise is that one of the thunderbolt ports is needed to connect to the computer. At the end I am again with only one thunderbolt port. Very good joke Apple+elgato.

    • Written by from London

    6 of 22 people found this useful

    Was this useful? One of the thunderbolts is needed for connecting to main computer??

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