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Akitio's Thunder3 Dock Pro offers 10-gigabit Ethernet to MacBook Pro, iMac owners

Akitio is now shipping the Thunder3 Dock Pro, a new Thunderbolt 3 dock for Macs promising an array of options, including a rare example of a 10-gigabit Ethernet port.

Akitio Thunder3 Dock Pro



The dock also includes a second Thunderbolt 3 port, which like the main connection can deliver up to 60 watts of power. If needed it can be used for USB 3.1 Gen 2 and DisplayPort peripherals.

The product also has a dedicated DisplayPort link, however, as well as an eSATA host port, and a USB 3.1 Gen 1 hub with three Type-A ports. Photographers and videographers can make use of a front-facing card reader that handles CFast 2.0 and SD 4.0 up to 370 megabytes per second.

The dock is the first one to offer a 10-Gigabit Ethernet port in conjunction with other ports. The company also has a standalone Thunderbolt 3 10-Gigabit Ethernet "dongle" as well.

Akitio Thunder3 Dock Pro



To keep heat under control the dock is equipped with its own cooling fan, but Akitio promises that it should run noiselessly in all conditions.

The Thunder3 Dock Pro is available through Amazon for $349.99.