Elgato Thunderbolt Dock

Elgato Thunderbolt Dock

$229.95

4.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 6 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    The Elgato Systems Thunderbolt Dock allows you to connect all your devices at once, helping you keep your workspace organized 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.

    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?

    Thunderbolt, USB, HDMI, and Ethernet ports give you maximum flexibility and convenience.
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  • What's in the Box?

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

    • Cable type: Thunderbolt
    • Cable Length: 19.68 in./50 cm
    • Connections: 1/8 Inch Stereo, Ethernet, HDMI port, Thunderbolt, USB, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
    • Height: 1 in./2.54 cm
    • Width: 3.2 in./8 cm
    • Weight: 9.17 oz./260 g
    • Length: 7 in./17.78 cm
  • System Requirements

    Mac

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

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 10024010
    • UPC or EAN No.: 426019539230

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: One year

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

    52 of 53 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Performs Excellently!
  • 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

    38 of 39 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works like a charm
  • Quick and Easy Setup

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I popped it out of the box and all my USB 3 drives (previously running slow since I have a mac mini with thunderbolt, but without I popped it out of the box and all my USB 3 drives (previously running slow since I have a mac mini with thunderbolt, but without USB 3.0) were immediately recognized and mounted and running 10x faster. Now lightroom works fast like it should.

    Thanks!

    • Written by from Lino Lakes

    21 of 22 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Quick and Easy Setup
  • Great Product, works like a charm.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Using it with a late 2013 15" rMBP, and i use it two run dual external displays via hdmi on the dock, and on my mac. Works great!

    • Written by from Markham

    3 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Product, works like a charm.
  • No Power

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I purchased this unit last month and still can't get any power from it. It says no device connected. I haze tried everything. Am I I purchased this unit last month and still can't get any power from it. It says no device connected. I haze tried everything. Am I missing something. This unit is too expensive to be unusable.

    • Written by from New York

    3 of 19 people found this useful

    Was this useful? No Power
  • Quick and Easy Setup

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I popped it out of the box and all my USB 3 drives (previously running slow since I have a mac mini with thunderbolt, but without I popped it out of the box and all my USB 3 drives (previously running slow since I have a mac mini with thunderbolt, but without USB 3.0) were immediately recognized and mounted and running 10x faster. Now lightroom works fast like it should.

    Thanks!

    • Written by from Lino Lakes

    21 of 22 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Quick and Easy Setup

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