Pros: Extremely versatile, Solidly built, Tool-less design, Portable, Reliable, and Intensely useful.
Cons: Price (Premium for new technology), Low Availability
I would like to start this review with a disclaimer: This particular device is not meant to provide external access to a graphics card. AKiTio produces a product called the Node that is for that purpose as well as several other companies. It is possible to install a small GPU in this box, but it is not the intended purpose. This is meant for adding portable access to PCIe expansion cards with Thunderbolt 3 capable devices. With that business out of the way, I can now actually review this device. The AKiTio Thunder3 is produced in California and is currently only shipping from the manufacturer to distributors in drop orders of 6 or more as of May 2017. The lack of stock makes...(read more)