In what has been described as the “world’s first” Thunderbolt Docking Station, Matrox recently released the DS1 docking station, developed to unify the connectivity requirements of MacBook Pro users, allowing the use of various devices utilizing only one “vantage point”.
Developed to work on the Tunderbolt protocol which was introduced in 2011 with Apple’s MacBook Pro lineup for that year, the new DS1 comes with USB 3.0 support and features a Gigabit Ethernet port, with variant for DVI output connectors or HDMI ports.
Also designed with two USB 2.0 ports and an audio in and out plug-set, the aluminum frame of the DS1 comes as an added protection and aesthetic value that works with Apple’s minimalist clean cut design directives.
As a product, the DS1 either comes with HDIM connectivity or a DVI output connector, leaving the choice of picking out which variant is more essential to its prospective users. Thunderbolt-based peripherals, like Solid State Drives, work their best with the new DS1 Docking Station, as well as commands extended connectivity features and functions for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro users.
Developed to essentially facilitate the seamless integration of various devices in lightning speed tenses, the new DS1 stands to be one of the few comprehensive Thunderbolt-based docking stations out in the market today, with a feature set that comes in handy for the average MacBook owner.
Those on the lookout for a fast and efficient docking station based on Thunderbolt connection standards will find a lot in the new DS1 by Matrox.