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Sonnet Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:10 am    Post subject: Sonnet Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock Reply with quote

This looks pretty nice:





http://www.sonnettech.com/product/echo15thunderboltdock.html

I wonder if the footprint is the same as the Mac mini's...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am glad someone is finally getting some thunderbolt accessories to market. DVD player is worthless though ...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pwfletcher wrote:
I am glad someone is finally getting some thunderbolt accessories to market. DVD player is worthless though ...
Why do you say this? Question
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thunderbolt is a failure. This is proof. Maybe the corporate world wouldn't mind shelling out 400USD for a dock, but there are much better peripherals I'd rather buy for that kind of money.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally have a number of clients who are using Thunderbolt.

I have a client who has been waiting for a device just like this. He wants a MBP Retina, but still needs multiple I/O ports and a DVD drive while at the office.

Perhaps Thunderbolt isn't for everyone, just like Firewire wasn't, but so say it's a failure while it's still in it's infancy is a bit premature.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe for corporations willing to shell out for it, it sells. In the consumer space, I believe it is a different story.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brendan wrote:
Maybe for corporations willing to shell out for it, it sells. In the consumer space, I believe it is a different story.


Yup.

But seeing the new Macs have both USB 3 and Thunderbolt, consumers have the choice.

There are lots of products on the market that average consumers will never purchase including the Echo Docking Station. The average consumer isn't Sonnets target market.

Sonnet Technologies, Inc. is a world-leading computer hardware upgrade company with a comprehensive line of pro storage systems and media readers, Thunderbolt™ technology PCIe expansion solutions, and performance extending computer cards for professional users in the film, video and broadcast industries.
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