“Thunderbolt, ho!” That’s the cry of low-frame-rate animated big cats when they found out just how much the new Akitio Thunder Dock can do when hooked up to a Mac. And “Snarrrfff” is what their rat-like friend said when he saw the $269 price tag.
I like the Landing Zone dock for the MacBook Air, but I really prefer something that just hooks up via a cable and lets me use it with any old Thunderbolt-equipped Mac. And the Thunder Dock does just that, plugging into a single Thunderbolt port and offering the following holes: two more Thunderbolt ports, two powered USB 3.0 ports, a Firewire 800 host port and two eSATA ports.
Not bad, right? You could pretty much keep your whole desktop setup connected to the Thunder Dock and connect it to your MacBook Air or even your Mac Pro with a single motion. The aluminum box can be had right now, for the aforementioned $269.
- Source Akitio