updated 11:40 pm EDT, Tue May 17, 2011
New dock with support all ports, MBPs 2010 and up
Byte-dock has announced a docking solution for Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Pros, the self-named Byte-dock for MacBook Pro. Working with all sizes of MacBook Pros from 2010 and newer, the dock allows users to attach a closed notebook -- docking with an open notebook is not possible -- and replicate all the ports for a desktop setup with external monitors, keyboards and the like. It supports Thunderbolt, including a Thunderbolt to HDMI cable, USB 2.0, Ethernet, FireWire 800 and audio in/out cables. It does not require a power adapter, leaving space for using the standard MacBook Pro power cable.
The dock has three USB ports, a FireWire 800 connection and an Ethernet port. Available photos show a DVI-out port, which will be replaced in shipping models with a Thunderbolt port. The dock will cost about $240 and is expected to ship in Fall 2011. [via Pocket-Lint.com.