Belkin's new Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD promises to be an all-in-one docking station for your MacBook

If you're a MacBook user with a desktop set-up, Belkin's new Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD might be just the salvation you've been looking for. Instead of sitting down and hooking up your MagSafe power adapter, an HDMI or Mini DisplayPort to your monitor, 3.5mm cable to your speakers, and filling up your two USB ports with more gadgets, you can scale back to just power and a single Thunderbolt cable. This isn't Belkin's first Thunderbolt dock, but it's their first with blazing-fast Thunderbolt 2 built-in.

Here's everything that the Belking Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD offers:

  • Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • One HDMI Port
  • Three USB 3.0 Ports + charging support
  • One Audio Out Port
  • One Audio Out Port with mic support
  • One Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • One AC/DC Power Input

And because it's even-speedier Thunderbolt 2, the dock is capable of support an attached 4K display, and can daisy-chain four more Thunderbolt devices past that. Additionally, you can still hook up another display to that HDMI port.

So you can hook up two monitors, speakers, headphones, hard line internet, and multiple USB devices — all with one cable. Though that comes at a price — $299.99. You can buy the Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD (opens in new tab) now direct from Belkin, with availability from third-party retailers expected later in October.

Thunderbolt is awesome, wouldn't you say?

Source: Belkin (opens in new tab)

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

8 Comments
  • Looks good but pricey. I'm waiting until this drops to $199.
  • Until this is $49.99, then let me know, $299.99 is too pricey.
  • and again, just two thunderbolt. Let me correct: Just one.
    the first one, you must use to connect to your macbook.
    I have the first belkin dock and all works this way too.
    Don't get me wrong, it's a very nice dock, but just one thunderbolt ? Why?
  • I was just going to write the same thing and I saw your post. This is the ONLY reason that I never bought this device to begin with.
  • $300? For a dock? Good Lord.
  • :) too funny. But true!
  • Just one Thunderbolt port to use for my devices? For this price I would expect at least two.
  • So that means the original will go on sale right? I've had my eye on it for a while. Sent from the iMore App