In what could be the ultimate in Thunderbolt docks, Sonnets Echo 15 includes Four USB 3.0 Ports, Four SATA Ports, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire® 800, Pass-Through Thunderbolt Port, Optical Disc Drive, and 2.5/3.5-Inch Internal Drive Bay. Just a shame it’s as ugly as sin.
From The Sonnet PR Release.
Sonnet Announces Fully Featured Thunderbolt™ Dock
Today’s portable computers deliver great performance, enabling people to work and play almost anywhere. Moving between work or school and home can frequently mean attaching and disconnecting multiple devices such as hard drives, printers, keyboards, iPhone®/iPod® docks, mice, networks, speakers, headsets, optical disc drives, and external displays,” said Robert Farnsworth, CEO, Sonnet Technologies. “The Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock gives users a simple way to attach to and disconnect from all these peripherals and more, using a single cable.”
How much will this set you back>
The Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock with DVD Drive (part number ECHO-TBD-CD-0TB) has a suggested retail price of $399.95.
The Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock with Blu-ray Drive (part number ECHO-TBD-BL-0TB) has a suggested retail price of $449.95.
The Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock with DVD Drive Plus 2TB HDD (part number ECHO-TBD-CD-2TB) has a suggested retail price of $499.95.
The Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock with Blu-ray Drive Plus 2TB HDD (part number ECHO-TBD-BL-2TB) has a suggested retail price of $549.95.
Compatible with OS X 10.8.2+, Windows 8, and Windows 7, all models are expected to be available by summer. Models without an HDD will be available from Sonnet and its resellers, while models with an HDD will be sold exclusively through Sonnet’s online store. More information on the products is available at www.sonnettech.com/product/echo15thunderboltdock.html.