Belkin TB hub another 6 months away

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  1. reputationZed, Sep 29, 2011
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    Knowing Belkin products it probably won't function properly with OS X anyways.
     
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    I also wonder how much this will cost... given that if works?
     
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    Maybe around $40-50
     
  5. tomville macrumors newbie

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    Don't forget the $50 TB cable you'll need too!
     
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    LOL, i doubt itll be 50.. belkin cables alone are 50. I wouldnt be surprised if itll cost 200. After all, minidisplayport adapters (to use imac or previous cinemas with an XBox) costs around 130. Not that they are functionally similar in any way. But the whole "monitor adapter" (also dualhead to go) costs at least 150. Also, lets not forget mac accessories are expensive in general.. i mean the book arc costs 40 bucks..
     
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    Unfortunately I think your right about the cost. Thunderbolt, at least fo the time being, seems to be synonymous with price gouging. My guess is Belkin is holding off to see if TB becomes more wide spread. If TB is still pretty much an Apple only affair in 6 months their TB hub will probably never see the light of day. I think our only hope of reasonably priced TB peripherals is going to be OWC.
     
  8. DarwinOSX, Oct 1, 2011
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    There are cheaper TB chipsets coming out early next year. Belkin and many others are probably waiting for that.

    http://vr-zone.com/articles/intel-p...llers-one-set-to-lower-device-cost/13664.html

    It's not like Belkin is the only company that is ever going to make a TB hub or that TB cables will always be only from Apple and cost what they do now.

    There should be drives from Seagate and others by end of the year and the cheaper chipset will really open the floodgates.

    Acer and Asus have already said they supporting TB and Sony has a bastardized version. Other PC manufacturers will follow suit soon or be left behind and they know it The advantages of TB are too obvious to ignore.
     

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