December 18, 2012 08:05 ET

Kanex Unveils New Family of Thunderbolt Cables

Variety of Cable Lengths Provide Users With High-Speed Transfer Options at Aggressive Prices

BREA, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 18, 2012) - Kanex®, a leader of innovative Apple® and iOS connectivity solutions for homes and businesses worldwide, today announced a new lineup of Thunderbolt™ cables. The new Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt cable lineup will include four lengths including .5M, 1M, 2M and 3M. These cables help provide high-speed data transfers for Thunderbolt equipped devices.

Kanex Thunderbolt cables help users transfer full-length HD movies in 30 seconds or back up one year of continuous MP3 music in just minutes*. With 10 Gbps transfer rates, Thunderbolt is about ten times faster than USB 2.0.

"The number of devices being equipped with Thunderbolt technology is growing and there have been many customer requests for a variety of cable lengths," said Kelvin Yan, president of Kanex. "Our customers are looking for solutions to satisfy their office, classroom or business environments and with our new length options; we have cables to meet their needs."

The new cables connect Thunderbolt-compatible Macs and PCs with Thunderbolt-equipped peripherals such as hard drives, high-resolution displays, audio/video devices and more through a single, compact port. It sets new standards for speed, flexibility and simplicity. Like a super-highway with two-express lanes, Kanex Thunderbolt cables support PCI Express (data) and Display Port (video). Thunderbolt technology supports fast data transfer with two independent channels of 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) each. Users can also daisy-chain up to six high-speed devices without using a hub.

Thunderbolt cables are compatible with MacBook Air™, MacBook Pro™, iMac™, Mac mini™ and other PCs with Thunderbolt ports.

Pricing and Availability:
Kanex .5M, 1M, 2M and 3M cables are immediately available at our website at

  • .5M - MSRP $43
  • 1M - MSRP $46
  • 2M - MSRP $49
  • 3M - MSRP $69

About Kanex:
Kanex is a leader of innovative Apple and iOS connectivity solutions for homes and businesses worldwide. Kanex is dedicated to advancing technology by investing in tomorrow's future. Leveraging its deep-rooted commitment to the consumer electronics industry, Kanex continues to design and develop products that fit the individual, the house, the business and the environment. More information can be found on the web at

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