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The first Thunderbolt 5 cables have arrived, but there aren’t enough to connect them

The first Thunderbolt 5 cables have arrived, but there aren’t enough to connect them

Available today from Amazon at 1 foot (0.3 m), 1.6 feet (0.5 meters)And Lengths 3.3 feet (1 meter) At $23, $27, and $33, respectively, the new cables clearly don’t do anything on their own — you’ll need a computer with a Thunderbolt 5 port and a dock or accessory of some kind to get some real use out of them.

But to date, the only laptop we’ve heard of with a Thunderbolt 5 port is the Razer Blade 18, and even then, there’s no warranty. You’ll have to buy $4,500 Mercury Edition From your laptop to get this port. (You can also get an Intel i9 and RTX 4090 mobile for the money.)

Razer Blade 18 at CES with Thunderbolt 5 port.
Photo by Sean Holster/The Verge

And unless you have two Of these laptops, it’s probably still not possible to do anything special with a Thunderbolt 5 cable today because the peripherals we saw at CES aren’t ready yet: Belkin, J5Create, OWC, and Sabrent don’t list any Thunderbolt 5 products on their websites yet, and Hyper is still offering a Thunderbolt 5 cable. Its dock is $400. As it is out of stock with the “Sign up for notifications” button.

But if you are Do If you have two of the same $4,500 Razer laptops, can you use Thunderbolt Share to transfer files between them at breakneck speeds? Inquiring minds would like to know. If not, I suppose you can use it as a USB4/Thunderbolt 4 cable for now.

According to a press release from Cable Matters, their cable is manufactured by Lintes, the same company that showed off the prototype cable we saw at CES.

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