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Matrox says its Matrox DS1 series of Thunderbolt docking stations are now available in the U.S.. They're designed especially for the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.
From a single Thunderbolt connection, users can add multiple peripherals including either a large DVI or an HDMI display, a full-size keyboard, and a mouse. A gigabit Ethernet port provides connectivity to a wired corporate network, enabling data transfers that are reportedly18 times faster than Wi-Fi.
The Thunderbolt docking stations sport one USB USB 3.0 port (located on the front of the unit), two USB 2.0 ports, a microphone input, and a speaker/headphone output. Two versions are offered, one for use with DVI monitors and another for use with HDMI displays.
Priced at US$249, Matrox DS1/DVI and Matrox DS1/HDMI are now available in the Americas. Worldwide availability is scheduled for early January. For more information go to http://www.matrox.com/docking_station/en/ds1/ .