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Press Release

Kanex Launches Thunderbolt™ 3 Line

The One, Bi-Directional Computer Port That Connects to Any Thunderbolt, USB, or DisplayPort Device; More Speed, More Pixels, More Power, More Protocols

Brea, CA – January 2, 2016 – Kanex, an innovative leader in connectivity solutions for Apple and iOS, will launch its new Thunderbolt 3 line of products at CES 2017. The line includes: the Thunderbolt 3 Travel Dock for MacBook Pro, a Thunderbolt 3.0 to eSATA 3 + USB 3.0 Adapter, and 1.6’ and 6.6’ Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C cables. Thunderbolt 3 is the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or peripheral device, including billions of USB devices.

The Kanex Thunderbolt 3 product line, along with other exciting innovative Kanex products, will be on display at CES 2017 in booth #8906 in the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall, near the N4 entrance.

“We have said it before and will say it again, Kanex strives and thrives on creating functional products that fit seamlessly into everyday life, and our line of Thunderbolt 3 products is another perfect example of that,” commented Andrew Truong of Kanex. “What makes Thunderbolt 3 so different? It lets you sync, charge, and power devices with just one cable. And it’s fast! Real fast. It can transfer an entire 4K movie in just 30 seconds! That’s four times faster than the speed of USB 3.1, and it’s backwards compatible with existing USB. By far, the quickest bi-directional cable available.”

Thunderbolt 3 Travel Dock for MacBook Pro (K170-1048-SV131)
With the Kanex Thunderbolt 3 Travel Dock, users can easily connect and power their MacBook with a single cable, converting it to a desktop workstation. Connectivity reigns supreme, as the unit comes with two HDMI ports, a USB port, 1-gigabit Ethernet port, and a USB-C port for pass-through charging. Think of the possibilities. You could connect four devices through a single Thunderbolt cable, or connect two HDMI monitors to extend your desktop. Or, connect everyday peripherals like a keyboard, mouse, or smartphone to the available USB port. You could even connect to a secure, reliable network using the Gigabit Ethernet port. All while the USB-C port provides pass-through charging so your laptop never loses power. Its lightweight, compact design takes up minimal desk space, and is perfect for travel.

The unit supports dual 4K video output simultaneously and each at 60 fps from both HDMI ports. So, you can experience high-resolution picture clarity while mirroring and extending your desktop.
MSRP: $149.95

Kanex Thunderbolt 3.0 to eSATA 3 + USB 3.0 Adapter (K170-1118-BK6I)
Small and compact, the Kanex Thunderbolt to eSATA + USB 3.0 adapter lets you easily connect your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac to an eSATA device. It connects to the Mac’s Thunderbolt port, adding an eSATA port and an extra USB 3.0 port. The adapter allows you to upgrade to the latest MacBook Pro and still use your eSATA hard drive. For added convenience, the unit includes an additional USB port for further connectivity. Both ports are backwards compatible with older USB and eSATA peripherals. And how’s this for convenience – it’s plug and play ready! No setup required. The integrated Thunderbolt 3.0 cable conveniently connects directly to a Mac. No external power is needed, making the adapter an ideal companion for wherever you go.
MSRP: $129.95

Thunderbolt™ 3 (40GBps) USB-C Cable (K158-1143-BK05M 1.6’; K158-1142-BK6F 6.6’)
With this Kanex Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C cable, you can connect to a single display 5K 60Hz or simultaneously stream two video signals, each supporting up to 4K 60Hz. Blazing fast, the Kanex Thunderbolt 3 cable provides up to 40Gbps throughput, eight times the max bandwidth of SuperSpeed USB 3.0. Gamers can plug ‘n’ play from an external graphics source directly to a laptop and enjoy the latest games at recommended or higher settings. The cable works with up to 6 daisy-chained Thunderbolt 3 devices, and provides up to 100W of charging for a laptop or notebook and 15W to bus-powered devices.

It’s compatible with a number of MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Google Pixel devices as well as Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C ready computers, and most other Thunderbolt 3 devices. It is backward compatible with USB-C devices.
MSRP: $29.95, 1.6-foot length; $69.95, 6.6-feet length

Availability & Pricing
The Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C cables are available now for purchase at www.kanex.com. The Thunderbolt 3 Travel Dock and Thunderbolt 3 to eSATA Adapter will be available April 2017.

About Kanex
Kanex is a group of thinkers, creators, technologists, go-getters and doers. As an innovative leader in connectivity solutions for Apple, iOS, PC and Android, we have thrived on creating functional products that fit seamlessly into your everyday life. We have a passion for technology, which is why we are so dedicated to advancing tomorrow’s technology, today. Our deep-rooted commitment to providing advanced consumer electronics has demanded we think not just of the individual, but also the home, the business and the environment they survive in. We are Kanex. Driven by passion, curious by nature and unconventional by design. Follow Kanex on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

More information can be found at www.kanex.com.


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Andrew Wille

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