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Stan
Apr 30, 2004, 07:13 AM
Has anyone out there had any experience using the Bookendz docking station for the Powerbook? I have the 1Gz version, and am considering the dock as my next purchase. How is the connection - rough/smooth? Reliability? Any useful tips? I think the Bookendz seems to be the only one out there.

Any info would be welcome - thanks.

heinzruediger
Apr 30, 2004, 08:11 AM
i am using the bookendz with a pb1.25. it's well built and connecting is easy. you have to take care, that all the connectors are in place, though.

7on
Apr 30, 2004, 10:00 AM
I have one for my Titanium. It's pretty good, though I have to reinsert it only after waking it up (the dock will wake up my PB and not detect the builtin LCD). That and once I got a kernel panic from my iSight because I didn't seat my pb correctly. Overall it's been quite good though. The first 4 hours or so will just be snapping it in and popping it out. Eventually it'll get smoother.

http://www2.truman.edu/~jps137/web/workspace.jpg

Mr. Anderson
Apr 30, 2004, 10:10 AM
you have a link to their site? I'd love to see what the thing looks like.

Thanks,

D

tomf87
Apr 30, 2004, 10:14 AM
http://www.photo-control.com/bookendz/index.htm

Linksgolfer84
Apr 30, 2004, 10:29 AM
I've always wondered... if you have a docking station does it allow you to operate the computer using an external display and keyboard while the laptop is closed?

robbieduncan
Apr 30, 2004, 11:03 AM
I've always wondered... if you have a docking station does it allow you to operate the computer using an external display and keyboard while the laptop is closed?

Only if the computer allows that normally. So yes for PowerBooks and no for iBooks.

davecuse
Apr 30, 2004, 11:12 AM
Anyone have any ideas for 17" Al PB? I can only find for a 15" from BookEndz

Frisco
Apr 30, 2004, 03:02 PM
Anyone have any ideas for 17" Al PB? I can only find for a 15" from BookEndz

It looks like this company is/was going to make one, but they don't have it available yet.

http://www.technowarehousellc.com/bookforapjan.html

Linksgolfer84
Apr 30, 2004, 03:13 PM
Only if the computer allows that normally. So yes for PowerBooks and no for iBooks.

May I ask how you know that the PowerBook can operate while closed, but the iBook won't? I don't remember reading anything about that when I purchased my powerbook 1Ghz.

Thanks!

tomf87
Apr 30, 2004, 04:29 PM
It's in the Apple Doc's @ www.info.apple.com. Essentially hook up an external keyboard and/or mouse, then close the lid, then wake it up with the keyboard/mouse.

Personally, I'd leave mine open to allow it to breathe.

Counterfit
Apr 30, 2004, 04:52 PM
Whoah, when did they come out with this (http://www.technowarehousellc.com/bofor15g4pod.html)? I've been wondering if anyone would make one.

iShater
Apr 30, 2004, 06:59 PM
It would be nice if Apple made some of their current notbooks dockable to an Apple docking station. However, I guess that might make the systems bigger to add the port/mechanism? otherwise, why haven't they done so? :confused: