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Thunderbolt premium

You need to beware the Thunderbolt price premium.

Many Thunderbolt products are often made in the same factory yet the prices from OEM recipients can vary greatly.

For example, this is exactly the case with Thunderbolt products from the major Thunderbolt suppliers Orico and HomeKit Australia.

Thunderbolt products from both suppliers are mostly built on the same production line and both suppliers sell only high-quality Thunderbolt product.

However, the price of Orico product can be double or even triple the price of HomeKit Australia Thunderbolt products.

You also want to avoid retailers selling items such as counterfeit cables promoted or labelled as Thunderbolt cables. Whilst the Thunderbolt symbol and a number like “4” are not a guarantee that a cable is a genuine Thunderbolt cable, genuine cables are typically thicker and heavier than a USB-C 100w cable.

In the example here, the genuine Thunderbolt 4 cable from HomeKit Australia carries the manufacturer details, a Thunderbolt strike symbol and a “4” to identify it is certified as Thunderbolt 4. This cable is double or triple the weight of a comparable USB-C cable and has a diameter of 6mm. These cables also employ premium e-marker chips in each connector adding further smarts to the cable.

A counterfeit cable will simply not deliver Thunderbolt performance and in most situations your host device or computer should tell you that you are not accessing Thunderbolt.

Some manufacturers also ask a premium for Thunderbolt products, so be sure to shop around for your Thunderbolt products.

Often competing product is manufactured in the same factory. A good example of this is the Chinese company Oricon and the Australian company HomeKit Australia. Their Thunderbolt NVMe Solid State Drive cases and Thunderbolt docking stations are manufactured in the same facility with only minor cosmetic casing changes differentiating the products.

However, Oricon charges considerably higher prices than HomeKit Australia.

Another example is the Thunderbolt docks sold by the same companies. The intenal electronics of the competing docks is identical and made by the same supplier. The sole difference is the casing yet the Oricon product is sold at a considerably higher price.

Thunderbolt 4 also allows the connection of an external GPU. The external GPU is used to improve graphics performance on the gaming computer and to also speed data mining for the cryptocurrency flock.

At HomeKit Australia, we love the Thunderbolt interface and take real satisfaction in making new performance Thunderbolt products available to you.

HomeKit Australia is 100% Australian owned and operated and we use every Thunderbolt product we sell, ourselves ..... thanks for stopping by our Thunderbolt online store.