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Old Feb 15, 2013, 09:07 AM   #51
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Just a heads up, everyone: Looks like they're finally accepting pre-orders!

Finally!
And just like that, preordering is no longer available. Sounds about right for the disaster that is Belkin.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 07:06 AM   #52
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Belkin's site had a pre-order button for the dock for all of what, three days? Maybe they didn't manufacture enough in the first run, for fear they'd exceed demand. There were more rabid enthusiasts ready to pre-order it than they'd expected, so they stalled additional pre-orders, rather than mark it as backordered. Who knows.

I pre-ordered on Tue, and got an e-mail this morning that it'll ship the first week in March.

2m TB cable from Apple arrived. At $39+shipping, it's obviously a better deal than the $45 1m cable from Belkin. They package it in a 4-inch diameter coil -- guess that's about as much as you'd want to flex it, without causing any damage?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ta1pkgwnu8...e-2m-Apple.jpg

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 12:21 PM   #53
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I like the Belkin ExpressDock option better. I'd like to place the dock on a shelf in my cabinet anyway, not on my desk -- the Henge is just too massive. Undeniable necessity if you really have 3 external monitors though, not just one + an HDTV as in my case. Best of luck to Henge though, I bet there's enough of a professional mobile niche market to satisfy demand for it.
Just curious. Are you saying you plan to use the MBP in clamshell mode when docked (which is why you think the henge dock profile is too big)? Seems silly to pay a premium for the retina display then not use it?
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 02:42 PM   #54
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Very perceptive. You're not the first to suggest it. Fact is, I prefer looking at a larger v. higher resolution screen when I'm at my desk. And when I'm not at my desk (which is often), then I can bask in the Retina screen's brilliance.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 05:32 AM   #55
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Did you guys see this?
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...ocking-station

There is no retina MBP version yet, but it looks really cool
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 05:39 AM   #56
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Kills off your Thunderbolt connectivity

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Did you guys see this?
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...ocking-station

There is no retina MBP version yet, but it looks really cool
That dock kills off your Thunderbolt connectivity; apparently only one displayport screen may be used; no TB devices in between.

That makes it dead in the water for users who need to daisy chain TB devices. For e.g. : MBP --> TB cable--> Seagate TB Desk Adapter --> Apple Cinema Display (non TB screen, has to be at the end of the daisy chain).
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 06:41 AM   #57
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Ah too bad,.. I assumed it was a thunderbolt device due to the audio interface, but that will probably go through usb.
Than it's quite stupid to introduce such a device without thunderbolt
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Old Jun 3, 2014, 04:57 PM   #58
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Apple refuses to roll out a dock until their cash-strapped competitors do first, so they can release a less expensive alternative.
And we see this time and time again with Apple hardware as well as apps. Apple let's others do the initial groundwork and when something "hits", they steal the idea and release their ow version.

Apple used to have so many allies, now they have enemies.
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