Sonnet has announced Echo Express SE.
The latest addition to Sonnet's Echo family of Thunderbolt expansion chassis for PCIe cards was designed for users who require a simple way to connect an adapter card to their computers. Supporting most of Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe cards, the SE is lighter and more compact when compared to its siblings.
In a rugged aluminum case, the new chassis supports a single half-length (up to 6.5 inches long), full-height, single-width PCIe 2.0 x8 card and ships with an external 60W power supply. Similar to other Echo Express expansion chassis, the SE comes with dual Thunderbolt ports to support daisy-chaining of devices and features a temperature-controlled fan to help keep hot-running cards cool. The SE also conserves energy by powering on and off with the computer to which it's attached.
The Echo Express SE enables iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro computers with a Thunderbolt port to use Thunderbolt-compatible professional video capture, audio interface, SAS and SATA HBA, 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10Gb Ethernet, and RAID controller cards. It is now available at US$399.95.