Henge Dock gives MacBook Pro a docking solution

MacBook and MacBook Pro line of Apple computers get a docking solution

If you've recently splashed out on a shiny new MacBook Pro notebook, Henge Docks, manufacturer of docking stations for Apple's line of MacBook computers, may be just what you need to incorporate your new machine into a desktop setup.

Henge Dock lets you position a MacBook Pro vertically into a specially designed plastic stand, and also eliminates the hassle of plugging your cables and peripherals in separately. The MacBook and MacBook Pro line of Apple computers has traditionally lacked the range of docking solutions available for Windows-based PC notebooks.

The Henge Dock is specifically designed to match the connectivity ports on the side of MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks. Included with each dock are USB, Ethernet and audio cables designed to work with the Henge Dock system; these are screwed into place via an included Allen key. The Henge Dock uses the existing Apple supplied MagSafe power source and Mini-DisplayPort to DVI adapters.

The Henge Dock is available for standard black and white plastic MacBook models, along with 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch unibody MacBook Pro models.

The Henge Dock can be purchased in Australia through MacGear.

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Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

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Don't waste your money - it's a terrible device. I have tried this with my MBP 15" laptop and a HDMI adaptor (Moshi) and an Apple DVI-D adaptor. Suffice to say the HDMI adaptor snapped and the screw damaged the DVI-D adaptor so much that I have had to replace it. The problem lies in the video adaptor not lining up properly. Yes, you can get it to sit in place as you set it up, but once the screw goes in, you're screwed ... the screw starts making the video adapt move on an (ever-so-slight) angle - enough that it no longer lines up with the MBP's Thunderbolt connector. Force the MBP in and one of three things will happen: the adaptor pushes out, further damaging it's head; you risk damaging the MBP itself; the metal lip of the adaptor starts breaking.

It's a great concept and I really wish it had worked, but I am not prepared to damage my MBP for the sake of having this, so I am back to a clutter of cables to connect my MBP to the 24" monitor on my work desk. Very disappointing.

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