The rollout has been a slow slog. Although Apple began shipping Macs with Thunderbolt ports back on February 24 of this year, only a relative handful of products have actually shipped. Thereupon, long-time Mac add-on maker Sonnet has increased its Thunderbolt offerings by 50 percent with the addition of a new product.
SonnetTechnologies has announced the immediate availability of the Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter, which brings compatibility with this mobile PCI-Express add-on card standard for FireWire, Flash storage, video capture, etc connectivity.
“With our Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter, users can now extend the capabilities of their Thunderbolt Technology-equipped Macs like never before. With a single Thunderbolt adapter, they can instantly add connectivity to their computers, whether increasing the number of ports, incorporating new interfaces, or adding peripheral devices that otherwise could not connect through a Thunderbolt port,” said Robert Farnsworth, CEO.. “By hot-plugging and swapping ExpressCard/34 cards, users have unprecedented flexibility to change interfaces and devices when needed.”
The Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter is compatible with any Thunderbolt equipped Mac running OS X and is priced at $149.95.