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Big D 51
Apr 22, 2011, 09:50 PM
I can't seem to find a docking station unless I'm not looking in the right places. I found the one Henge makes, but it seems to be for the older version.

Am I missing something?



Darklandman
Apr 23, 2011, 01:26 AM
Unfortunately there aren't any docking stations for the macbook air, infact the only docking station for any mac laptop is a port replicator for the MBP. I beileve that there is a stand somewhere, but I personally don't see the need, hopefully thunderbolt will bring some interesting options. That is if its included in the next MBA.

Big D 51
Apr 23, 2011, 07:18 AM
Unfortunately there aren't any docking stations for the macbook air, infact the only docking station for any mac laptop is a port replicator for the MBP. I beileve that there is a stand somewhere, but I personally don't see the need, hopefully thunderbolt will bring some interesting options. That is if its included in the next MBA.

Thanks for information.

Darklandman
Apr 25, 2011, 06:37 AM
Incase you wanted to know I found the stand for you, its called the book arc by 12 south. It includes a "cable management system" basically a usb and mDP connector for one side of the MBA. Check out their other products they are pretty cool :)

ZombieZakk
Apr 25, 2011, 07:40 AM
yea unfortunately they dont make docks for the air as there are ports on both sides you have usb power and headphone on one side and the display and other usb on the other. the docks work for mbp's as all ports are on the one side.

+1 for the book arc it is great coupled with a nice monitor and wireless keyboard and mouse your all set.

ZipZap
Apr 25, 2011, 08:22 AM
Incase you wanted to know I found the stand for you, its called the book arc by 12 south. It includes a "cable management system" basically a usb and mDP connector for one side of the MBA. Check out their other products they are pretty cool :)

I dont think I would call the bookarc a dock. The point of a dock is to organize connections and power so that you can pop the computer in and out.

The arc is a stand that you have to wire up each time.

Not that its not cool, but its way overpriced for what it does...

komoornik
Sep 19, 2011, 12:00 PM
200 $ for something worth - i don't know, max 50 $ ?

That's pretty fu**ing high even if that's for Apple product.

Shapethelola
Sep 19, 2011, 12:58 PM
Hengedocks are currently building a dock for the MacBook air,but i have absolutely no idea when they will release it and how they will do it as power and display are on two different sides.

richpjr
Sep 19, 2011, 02:37 PM
200 $ for something worth - i don't know, max 50 $ ?

That's pretty fu**ing high even if that's for Apple product.

That is ridiculously priced - that's 20% of a new Thunderbolt display.

qwerf123
Sep 19, 2011, 03:44 PM
Saw this the other day:

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/09/belkins-taco-shaped-thunderbolt-dock/

http://www.dailytech.com/IDF+2011+Belkin+Shows+Off+Thunderbolt+Express+Dock+/article22715.htm

Sure looks good but sadly no release date yet.

I just hope they don't rip people off with the price when it is actually released!

jamesr19
Sep 19, 2011, 04:59 PM
Saw this the other day:

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/09/belkins-taco-shaped-thunderbolt-dock/

http://www.dailytech.com/IDF+2011+Belkin+Shows+Off+Thunderbolt+Express+Dock+/article22715.htm

Sure looks good but sadly no release date yet.

I just hope they don't rip people off with the price when it is actually released!

The belkin dock will be good but I bet it'll be at a stupid price! hopefully they release it before 30th September!

qwerf123
Sep 19, 2011, 05:06 PM
I bet by the 30th september is far too soon as they would have announced that otherwise, in my opinion

I am expecting it mid/late October.

There is one problem with it though, wish it had a HDMI socket!!!

richlee111
Sep 20, 2011, 12:05 AM
You can't beat the $1.99 Ikea napkin holder that works as a stand. I went for broke and bought 2:)

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50107051

http://osxdaily.com/2011/03/16/use-a-2-ikea-napkin-holder-as-a-vertical-macbook-stand/