• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    USB doesn't charge

    • Written by T.A. B from Portland

    I got my dock a few years back. It seems to work fine except at some point, it stopped charging USB devices unless the Mac was running. The huge brick that powers the device appears to have completely failed. So this is a $300 adapter & nothing more.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    very expensive, not suited to power users.

    • Written by Marcel S from Coopers Plains

    Unfortunatley apples obession to remove usefull ports from its mac book pro line up has left me in search of a solution to get rid of the hideous slew of ugly adapters i have to cary. no cd rom, no dedicated monitor port, no more fire wire, no network connect means my workspace is a mess.

    I was excited when I purchased the dock, its well made feels solid and looks very sleek, however for my usecase I was quickly dissapointed, admittedly I should have paid closer attention but the device does NOT give any extra thunderbolt ports as one of the two ports pictured must be used as the uplink to the laptop leaving you with exactly the same number thunderbolt ports as you would have without the device.

    $430AUD is too much money for essentially a couple of extra USB ports. Luckily Apple took the device back no questions asked.

    A $15 DVI to HDMI connector and a $30 Belking usb hub did the job for me.

    30" Inch Apple cinema, 27" Dell, CD Rom Drive, External Firewire drives, web cam, usb mic, apple watch, iphone all connected! but stll a mess. :(

    the sarch for a thunderbolt hub continues.....

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought as upgrade to original Belkin Thunderbolt dock

    • Written by Troy R from Perth

    Having enjoyed the usefulness of the original Belkin Thunderbolt dock express I upgrade to the new one to match my new MacBook Pro.

    Current configuration has three external monitors via two Mini Display Port to DVI Adapter and one HDMI
    One monitor in rear, one in left thunderbolt and lastly one right side and HDMI

    Unfortunately the Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express does not support this configuration.

    Thanks to Apple team for offering refund, which was not required since another use can utilize this dock.

    Note about dual displays: At least one display has to be Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 technology-ready. For displays that are not Thunderbolt technology-ready, the Thunderbolt port is backwards compatible with Mini Display Port. The dock supports either HDMI or Mini DisplayPort, but not both. The dock supports only one display at 4K cinema resolution.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works!

    • Written by Bill K from Harrison

    This hub works exactly as advertised.
    All USB 3.0 ports are performing at top speeds (simultaneous usage), audio is fine and I manage to drive a Dell P2715Q at 2160 (@60Hz) through the HDMI port with great results!
    I would give it 5 stars if it wouldn't get so hot and if the thunderbolt cable did not feel kind of loose connected to my Macbook pro retina.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Refreshing? All detail informations about products...

    • Written by Roman D from Konstancin-Jeziorna

    Everywhere clients expect all detail informations regarding items on Apple Store. Unfortunately, you're writing:
    "One HDMI port supports up to 4K cinema resolution" - yes, 4K BUT 30 Hz refreshing, anyway for watching a movie... Minimal value for monitor it's a 60Hz. Which version of HDMI contains this Dock 2 of Belkin - v1.4 or 2.0? Better for you if client doesn't know for what pay in Europe with TAX about 400 Eur. It is NOT honest practice! Do you understand why is so important to inform about ALL PARAMETERS? I think, no, you don't.

    24 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic - just what I needed

    • Written by Lyndon D from Auckland

    Great device, all the issues with the earlier version of this seem to have been sorted (cable included, charging power supplied even when not connected to the macbook, etc.).

    The only downside is the price. But it does what it says on the tin.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it, added a few more years to my 2011 Mac Mini server's life.

    • Written by Mark B from North Rocks

    Bought this device to add some USB 3 ports and a second Thunderbolt port to my 2011 Mac Mini server. My Mac mini only has one Thunderbolt 1 port (10Gbps). So yes it is backwards compatible with to Thunderbolt 1 as well.

    I'm running my U3011 30" IPS Dell LCD (2560 x 1600) via the HDMI port of the Belkin, and using the USB 3 ports for my USB 3 SD/CF card reader and using the USB 3 ports for fast HDD backups. The 2011 Mac Mini only has USB 2 natively.

    Another cool thing is that i'm now running Dual 1GB Ethernet, You can actually Team the two Ethernet ports together using 802.11ac lick aggregation. One port on the mac Mini and the second port on the Belkin, I now get ~200MB/s to my Synology NAS that is also Dual Gigabit attached. Obviously your Ethernet Switch needs to support 802.11ac Link aggregation for this to work.

    So far it's been working flawless, Screen comes back from sleep every time etc.... It even runs cools again when the Mac Mini is sleeping.

    Note: about dual displays: At least one display has to be Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 technology-ready. For displays that are not Thunderbolt technology-ready, the Thunderbolt port is backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort. The dock supports either HDMI or Mini DisplayPort, but not both. The dock supports only one display at 4K cinema resolution.

    3 of 3 people found this useful