Developed by Intel, Thunderbolt 3 technology brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display or data device through a single, compact port. "Our finger is always on the pulse of the latest emerging technologies that will help simplify consumers' everyday lives, and nothing beats the Thunderbolt 3 technology when it comes to speed, performance and capability," says Bernard Luthi, CEO of Monoprice. "We're excited to introduce mobility into our line of Thunderbolt 3 products, taking the power of this incredible technology into portable offerings. These new accessories will transform the way you work, play, connect and create — all at an affordable cost."
The Californian e-commerce leader has vastly expanded its product offerings over the past 16 years. From selling only HDMI cables to now expanding across a variety of categories including audio, outdoor, home appliance, smart home and more, Monoprice has quickly become an industry leader in providing competitively priced high-quality products direct to consumer. The addition of the new Thunderbolt 3 products adds to the company's robust selection of cables, adapters, switchers and more.
Monoprice's new Thunderbolt 3 products allow for a full mobile experience with its bus-powered display adapters, convenient travel docks and a productivity-boosting card reader. New products in the line include a compact Thunderbolt 3 Mobile Dual DisplayPort Output Adapter, 4K @ 60Hz ($89.99), with support for Dual DisplayPort connections for up to two displays up to 4K @ 60Hz UHD, or a single display up to 5K @ 60Hz. There's also the Thunderbolt 3 Dual HDMI 2.0 Mini Dock for Mac and Windows ($99.99), which features dual HDMI 2.0 connectivity for up to 4k @ 60Hz UHD1 on two displays and dock configuration with Gigabit Ethernet and USB connectivity to allow a variety of connections to any computer; and the Thunderbolt 3 Dual DisplayPort Mini Dock for Mac and Windows ($99.99), which features dual DisplayPort 1.2 connectivity for up to 4k @ 60Hz1 on two displays and dock configuration with Gigabit Ethernet and USB connectivity. Another option is the Thunderbolt 3 Mobile Travel Dock, with Dual Video HDMI and DisplayPort, 4K @ 60Hz ($129.99). This compact adapter features dual video support for up to 4K @ 60Hz1 on both HDMI and DisplayPort outputs and travel dock with USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet for additional connectivity. All these will be available in late November, 2018.
Finally Monoprice will also launch a Thunderbolt 3 6-Slot SD Card Reader ($89.99), able to simultaneously read/write up to six SD cards with high data transfer speeds: combined reads up to 320MB/s and writes up to 270 MB/s1. Available in early 2019.