Sonnet announced its new Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt adapter (ECHO-E34) that allows ExpressCard/34 Cards to connect with computers via Thunderbolt ports. The device gives users flexibility to connect a wide range of peripheral devices through the Thunderbolt port on their computers and supports common ExpressCard/34 adapters, such as CompactFlash and SDXC reader, USB adapter, eSATA adapter and Ethernet adapter.
The Echo supports PCI Express 2.0 technology with 5 Gbps throughput in both directions. It works with Sonnet’s new line of Qio professional media readers, and the AJA io Express. The Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt adapter is compatible with all Apple computers with Thunderbolt ports running Mac OS X. It will be available in October for $149.95.