Connector Solution?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kan-O-Z, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. Kan-O-Z macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2007
    I am using my MacBook Pro as a desktop most of the time. Since there is no real dock for the MacBook Pro, I have gone as wireless as possible(wireless keyboard/mouse, wireless extreme network with printer/external harddrive). I wanted to minimize clutter and to minimize the amount of work necessary to connect/disconnect the MacBook Pro when on the go.

    I am down to two wires: The power and DVI(for external monitor). The power wire is pretty small with a small connector so thats not a problem. I do have a problem with the DVI's huge and sticks out like 2-3" from the side of the Macbook Pro. Not only does it look ugly but it gets in the way of stuff that it's next to.

    Is there any solution to this? Does anyone sell a slim DVI connector/cable. Possibly one that is L-shaped so it doesn't stick straight out but rather points towards the back? If anyone has any ideas, please post them!

  2. vicious7 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2007
    Jacked into the net...
    This, I would like to see as well. I am in the same boat as you and this would make my desk look so much cleaner.
  3. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Turn the MBP round 90 degrees so the DVI connector is pointing to the back?
  4. Kan-O-Z thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2007
    That would not work if you are using extended desktop mode with MBP lid open along side of your monitor. Even if you aren't, it would be even uglier to view the side of the MBP with ports and power wire coming right at you. Not to mention the MBP is pretty wide which would equate to depth taking up a lot of desk space.

    Surely someone makes an L-shaped DVI adaptor or at least a very slim one? If not, maybe I should start a company to make one of these. I'm sure they would sell. :)


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