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Thunderbolt is at the core of our HomeKit Australia business.

Featuring 40Gbps data throughput, daisy chaining and the ability to connect 8K monitors through one cable, Thunderbolt 4 has emerged as the preferred standard for high-speed data transfer.

Thunderbolt combines PCIe, DisplayPort, and power as an all-in-one standard, allowing fast data transfers, fast display support and charging - all available in a single cable.

At $499.95 we think our 2TB Thunderbolt external Solid State Drive is the most affordable Thunderbolt SSD in Australia and possibly the world.

If you need the highest performance data storage for your professional studio, photography, gaming or currency mining .... then Thunderbolt is the choice for you.

Our Thunderbolt Solid State Drives are typically more than 30x faster than a 7200RPM hard drive.

Take 40% off the normal price of our popular 65w GaN dual port charger.

Right now this 65w charger is just $29.95.

The 40% saving is part of our spot sales we are running prior to our relocation before Christmas.

Our 1TB Thunderbolt external Solid State Drives are in stock and just $299.95.

Some Thunderbolt Solid State Drives on sale in Australia do not accept USB-C or have proprietary notches on the case that only allow for that company's cable to be used.

With HomeKit our Thunderbolt drives, any Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4 or USB4 cable can be used.

While stocks last, we have our Thunderbolt video dock at $50 off.

Normally $295.95, current stock only is just $249.95.

This Thunderbolt dock is perfect for the video professional with direct monitor access and peripheral connection so that you only need to connect a single cable to your portable device or computer.

Right now our 1TB NVMe external SSD's are just $149.95.

We are running down stock prior to our relocation before Christmas.

These external Solid State Drives are not "cheapie" drives but genuine NVMe solid state drives.

A quick update on our relocation ...

From 20 December HomeKit Australia will temporarily relocate to Mount Lawley before shifting to our new location in mid January.

We will carry limited stock (including our main Thunderbolt products) over this Christmas, New Year period before setting up the new warehouse in mid January 2022.

Our white paper - "Thunderbolt - a Striking History" - is now updated to version 5.

The new version includes updated information on likely improvements to the Thunderbolt 5 protocol likely to be released sometime in 2022.

The biggest news is that Thunderbolt data throughput is likely to double the existing Thunderbolt 4 data rate of 40Gbps to 80Gbps.

Our latest Thunderbolt Solid State Drive is a 2TB Thunderbolt Pro external SSD.

Joining our existing 2TB Thunderbolt SSD and 2TB Thunderbolt Fire Solid State Drive, the Thunderbolt Pro sits in between both of these products.

The Thunderbolt Pro is targeted at professional users who don't need the ultra speed of our Thunderbolt Fire Solid State Drive.

100w GaN chargers are $10 off, today only.

As part of our Black Friday and Cyber Monday celebration sales, our best-selling 100w 4 port charger is $69.95, but only for purchases today.

To receive the $10 discount, simply add the code - CHARGER10 - at checkout.

Today only we are selling our premium, powered Thunderbolt docking station at $299.95.

With Thunderbolt pricing increasing in the new year due to the chip shortage, today's $299.95 price looks even better.

This is the ultimate high performance Thunderbolt data storage and hub docking station.

Latest Thunderbolt news is that we will be adding Intel's Goshen Ridge Thunderbolt chips to our Thunderbolt range next year.

The Goshen Ridge powered devices will be our premium Thunderbolt product but please understand they will also command a premium price.

We are well stocked with Thunderbolt products at present.

Black Friday specials have started and we are giving away FREE .... packs of 4 orange AirTags covers.

To get the free 4 packs of AirTags covers you must sign up to our Newsletter (above) and then select a 4 pack or orange AirTags covers.

There's no minimum purchase, no obligation to buy anything else, just use the code sent to our email subscribers at checkout and the price of the 4 pack orange AirTags covers reduces from $9.95 to FREE.

We sell a range of performance Thunderbolt products.

These include Thunderbolt docking stations, Thunderbolt SSD's and Thunderbolt cables.

Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 are all premium, high performance interfaces that we love to use ourselves. We are always happy to assist you with Thunderbolt advice and recommendations.

HomeKit Australia pursues a “factory direct” procurement policy. This ensures we can offer products to you at highly competitive pricing.

Products include our own HomeKit Australia 1TB and 2TB Solid State Drives, Thunderbolt SSD's, hubs and docking stations, specialist Apple HomeKit products, GaN (Gallium Nitride) AC chargers, wireless chargers, Apple MagSafe charging and Apple Watch products. 

Products are available for desktop and laptop computers plus both Apple and Android phones and devices.

Remember, we only sell what we use ourselves.

Thanks for stopping by HomeKit Australia online Thunderbolt store - we are 100% Australian owned and operated, with all stock held in Australia ... and please remember we have a new weekly Super Special every Monday.

.... and always we strive to fulfil our credo -

"At HomeKit Australia, Quality is not an occasional concern but a relentless dedication."

Frequently asked questions

How do HomeKit Australia’s products have such low prices?

HomeKit Australia offers you affordable products as we source directly from our supplier and OEM factories. In doing this, we totally remove the "middleman" or state and national distribution and agencies, all of whom need to make their own profit, prior to a retail selling price being set.
We also remove the cost of shifting stock between warehouses and deliver orders above $99 with free Express delivery within Australia.

For example if you order Thunderbolt products (other than Thunderbolt cables), they will be delivered by Express Post, totally free of charge.

How long will my order take to reach me?

We use Australia Post to deliver our products and almost always ship from our warehouse the same day as you order.

The fastest way to receive goods (apart from local collection) is to select Express Post delivery at checkout. If you place an order for $99 or above this is automatically provided to you, free of charge.

For example, almost all of our Thunderbolt products, therefore, ship Express Post totally free of charge.

Express Post can take from overnight to 3 days, depending on your location. COVID delivery restrictions in some Australian states may delay deliveries.

Standard Post can take from 1 to 10 days for delivery. We suggest that if you live in an eastern seaboard state, you choose to pay an extra $2 for Express delivery.

Of course if your purchase totals $99 or more you receive Express Post for FREE.

Expect 7 to 15 days for international delivery.

All deliveries, including international orders, are live tracked by Australia Post and you will receive updates and advice of impending delivery.

Please be aware that we are only able to lodge deliveries with Australia Post on business days which do not include weekends nor local public holidays.

Feel free to also check our Shipping Policy.

My product is not as I thought. Can I return it?

We will always accept returns or make good on products that are incorrectly processed or delivered or damaged during shipping.

If the product is not as described, you may also return this product.

However, we do not refund purchases where size, dimensions and the like are clearly outlined but not read or checked by the purchaser.

Also, please read the shipping and returns policies for a more expansive answer or simply email us at shop@homekitaustralia.com.au

How long does a MagSafe wireless charger take to charge?

Magsafe charges your iPhone 12, iPhone 13 and some Android devices at up to 15w. So an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 will charge from flat to 50% battery power in an hour.

Please be aware that most Mag chargers will max out at around 12w power output (many cheaper units much less than this) and only Apple branded or Certified Apple MFI MagSafe chargers will provide the full 15w charge.

Does the Thunderbolt cable come with all Thunderbolt products?

Very often, the simple answer is no, you will need to purchase a separate Thunderbolt cable.

When we first began stocking Thunderbolt 4 products we reviewed likely competitor offerings and they almost never included a certified Thunderbolt cable.

In order to be judged apples vs apples we elected to do the same and reduce the cost of purchasing each Thunderbolt product.

However, you will find that we offer what we consider as equal to world's best Thunderbolt cables in lengths of 1 metre and 1.8 metres .... and at reasonable cost.

Our latest Thunderbolt video dock does include a Thunderbolt cable, so please always check each product description and specification summary.

All our cables - including Thunderbolt cables - are produced for us in a facility that holds four separate Apple MFI cable certifications.

So, not all our cables are MFI certified. You will see in our product descriptions, which cables are Apple MFI certified and which not. Please read both the product description and specification product specifications prior to placing your order.

Is Thunderbolt faster than an internal SSD?

And how long is a piece of string.

There's no definitive answer to this general question but often the answer is "yes".

One of the real attractions of Thunderbolt 4 is that it accesses the host's internal PCIe bus, so for the first time, you can use external devices connected by Thunderbolt without installing the device - like a Solid State Drive - internally within the computer.

We have some very in-depth articles that we've written on Thunderbolt, so please start to explore these Thunderbolt information articles in our News Blog.

Can I use an iPad or laptop charger to charge my iPhone?

If you are using a HomeKit Australia GaN charger, the answer is -

Yes, you can.

Most of our AC chargers produce a higher wattage than required by your iPhone.

However, our GaN chargers are "smart" chargers and only supply the power being requested by your device.

For example an iPhone 13 that is near flat will request up to 25w from the AC charger and then a trickle charge once it hits 80% charge.

Please be aware many "cheapie" chargers do not offer your device or its battery, this level of protection.

Is a USB-C hub the same as a docking station?

The terms can be easily interchanged.

At HomeKit Australia we prefer to use the term hub for USB and USB-C devices and reserve the term docking station for Thunderbolt devices.

For example we have an 8 port USB-C hub and a Thunderbolt docking station.

The Thunderbolt docking station is a much more powerful device and simply they are quite different devices with quite different prices./collections/hubs-docking

What is MFI?

MFI means Made For iPhone.

Our MFI products are clearly identified in the product descriptions and specification.

For example all HomeKit Australia cables are made within a facility that holds four separate Apple MFI certifications.

The process to obtain MFI certification is long, arduous and expensive.

Unfortunately many retailers will say their product is MFI certified but often it is not. You can request the factory name holding the MFI certification, confirm that the accreditation matches the product and check the certification at Apple's MFI webpage.

Just so you know, all of our cables are exclusively produced by SOCW and you will see their 4 separate MFI certifications on Apple's website.

How do I find out more about Thunderbolt and Solid State Drives?

We have a number of articles on our News Blog about both the Thunderbolt interface as well as Solid State Drives or SSD's.

"Thunderbolt - a Striking History" is our own white paper on Thunderbolt, it's history and its future via Thunderbolt 5 which is due next year.

We regularly update this Thunderbolt guide and we are presently up to version 5.

We also regularly publish articles on Solid State Drives, plus we also have a downloadable article for SSD's also.

You can download our Solid State Drive primer.

And we are always happy to chat to you about any special questions or requests.

Are external SSD's faster than a traditional hard drive?

Yes.

When you add an SSD or Solid State Drive, it will be significantly faster than a traditional HDD.

For instance, quick system shut down, reboot and app launch, everything will happen in a blink of an eye as compared to traditional hard drives.

The speed increase will vary according to the interface and quality of the SSD.

Generally, "cheapie" SSD's are exactly that.

To get the best speed increase look for NVMe or PCIe in the description and the fastest external drive you will buy is one with a Thunderbolt interface.

What is the safe distance between a mobile phone and people when it is charging?

Bottom line is .... if you purchased the charger from a reputable Australian retailer and your charger has Australian electrical safety certification - that's RCM (nee SAA), you should not have any safety issues.

However, if the charger you buy is not tested and certified for safe use in Australia, we would be very reticent about ever using it.

Your charger should have at least RCM (SAA) and usually a combination of CCC, CE, ROHS, GS, CB, PSE, or ETL.

All components of such chargers will be designed and produced in accordance with these standard specifications.

An AC charger meeting these specifications will have multiple protection functions such as over-current protection, over-voltage protection and short-circuit protection.

At HomeKit Australia we follow a simple policy - if it plugs in, it must have RCM (SAA) certification.

If not, we don't sell it.

Should I upgrade RAM or SSD to speed up my laptop?

In our opinion, you need to do both.

Installing a SSD and upgrading RAM will considerably speed up even an ageing notebook.

Solid State Drives provide a substantial performance boost, and RAM will get the most out of your operating system and apps that you use.

Remember, we now carry 2.5" external HDD or SSD cases for your old hard drives.

Is Thunderbolt faster than any other SSDs in the market?

Short answer, yes.

Thunderbolt 4 offers up to 40Gbps data transfer, dependent on the actual SSD that is inside the Thunderbolt case or Thunderbolt docking station.

There's a whole host of other advantages of Thunderbolt, and you are you are welcome to read up on the latest Thunderbolt articles in our News Blog.

Are Thunderbolt drives worth buying?

Certainly.

These Thunderbolt SSD drives are generally used in editing videos, capturing professional videos, and encoding devices.

It will cost you more than say USB-C external SSD's, but the performance of a Thunderbolt Solid State Drive is worth the money, provided the utmost performance is important to you.

If not, ensure you buy an external drive that is NVMe or PCIe.

What is better - USB or Thunderbolt?

Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 lets you transfer data at up to 40Gbps.

This is twice as fast as the 20 Gbps maximum throughput speed of the fastest USB-C ports, and four times as fast as the original Thunderbolt interface.

This gives Thunderbolt SSD's a significant performance advantage over USB SSD's.