The Matrox DS1 Thunderbolt docking station is now shipping. The docking station is compatible with the Apple MacBook Pro and the Apple MacBook Air, giving users the ability to connect multiple peripherals and additional display options. The device connects to a MacBook over one Thunderbolt cable allowing users to connect the additional peripherals to the dock itself taking full advantage of the 10Gbps bandwidth of the new I/O standard.
The Matrox DS1is available in two versions which differe only in the display output otions. One includes a DVI output, Gigabit Ethernet port, USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, audio output, and an audio input. The other includes the same ports, but swaps out the DVI port for an HDMI port.
The Matrox DS1/DVI and Matrox DS1/HDMI are available US now, through a network of authorized dealers for $249. They will be available worldwide in January.