CES 2015: Kanex Introduces Thunderbolt 2.0 Express Dock

The battle for faster speeds is heating up in the Thunderbolt vs. USB war! While we were at CES 2015, we stopped by our friends at Kanex to check out their latest accessories. They gave us a preview of the new Thunderbolt 2.0 Express Dock, which is available for both Mac and PC users. The […]

USB 3.5 Coming 2014

The USB Implementers Forum has decided to drop a bomb of a news. Come early 2014, the group, which dedicates itself to the advancement of the USB bus interface, will be releasing a new version of USB: the USB 3.5. It seems to be the USB-IF’s answer to Thunderbolt (though one has to point out […]

CES 2014: Corning Introduces Optical Thunderbolt Cables

Last year at CES, we reported on Corning’s exciting optical cables for USB 3.0. We caught up with Corning again at CES 2014 and learned that the company has recently developed a Thunderbolt version of these cables as well! Corning is the company behind Gorilla Glass, the super-tough glass that’s found in virtually all of […]

USB 3.0 Comparison: USB 3.0 versus Thunderbolt, Firewire and eSATA

The renewed buzz around the USB 3.0 interface mostly revolves around its impressively high data transfer speeds. Boasting speeds ten times faster than the mainstream standard USB 2.0, the buzz isn’t all hot air. Often though, USB 3.0 is not only compared to USB 2.0, but to other interfaces such as Thunderbolt, Firewire, and eSATA. […]

The Difference Between Thunderbolt and USB 3.0

Thunderbolt was originally developed by Intel and was brought to the market by a technical collaboration with Apple. The Apple MacBook Pro lineup introduced on the 24th of February, 2011 was the first laptop to feature the Thunderbolt technology. USB 3.0 is the third major revision of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard which came […]