Need Docking station for new MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Big D 51, Apr 22, 2011.

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    Big D 51

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    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?
     
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    Out of luck...

    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.
     
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    Big D 51

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    Thanks for information.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    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 :)
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  6. macrumors 68040

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    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...
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    200 $ for something worth - i don't know, max 50 $ ?

    That's pretty fu**ing high even if that's for Apple product.
     
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    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.
     
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    That is ridiculously priced - that's 20% of a new Thunderbolt display.
     
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    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!!!
     
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