For all the people who dock their MBPr, what all do you have connected to it?

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  1. Hieveryone, May 15, 2015
    Last edited: May 15, 2015

    Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    I keep my late 2013 2.6/8/256 MBPr docked most of the time.

    1) External monitor

    2) iPhone charger

    3) Printer with scanner/copier

    4) Optical drive

    5) Bluetooth Speaker

    6) External hard drive

    7) I also have an SD card that stays permanently in my laptop.

    The only ports that are free are the Thunderbolt 2 and headphone jack.

    EDIT: Apple bluetooth keyboard and mouse, of course :)
     
  2. glenthompson macrumors 68000

    glenthompson

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    I use mine in clamshell mode.

    Apple Cinema Display - 23'
    CalDigit thunderbolt dock
    full sized Apple keyboard
    Magic mouse
    Fujitsu ScanSnap
    small Sony speakers
    Gigabit ethernet cable
    portable hard drive for CCC clone
    occasionally 2nd drive for TM
    printers and TM backup servers (2) are on the network
     
  3. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    rmbp 15" 2013 with 750M

    2 1920x1200 monitors
    1 1280x1024 monitor
    2 usb 3 hard drives
    bluetooth mouse
    usb keyboard
    xbox 360 controller
    printer
    sennheiser px-100ii headphones
    usb-powered cooling pad

    I use every port :) It still doesn't take long to unplug and take it around.
     
  4. cambookpro macrumors 603

    cambookpro

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    I use my Thunderbolt Display as my dock. It's great as it only requires one port and the MagSafe charger.

    Plugged into the back of the TBD there is:

    Lightning cable for iPad
    2TB FireWire 800 Time Machine drive
    1TB FireWire 800 (daisy-chained) media drive
    Micro-USB cable for charging headphones/Jambox

    And then a Bluetooth Magic Mouse and Apple Keyboard
     
  5. roncron macrumors member

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    I use and highly recommend the LandingZone docking station for my 2015 13" rMBP with force touch. The LandingZone dock has plenty of ports, it works well and reduces clutter.

    http://www.landingzone.net/products/for-the-macbook-pro/

    http://www.amazon.com/LandingZone-Docking-Station-MacBook-Display/dp/B00J7WG6ZA/

    I bring my 13" rMBP to work every day. At home and at work, it's plugged into an external monitor, external speakers, a printer, a mouse, and on occasion an Apple Superdrive USB cd writer.

    I bought one of the very first LandingZone docks a few years ago for my Macbook Air. There was a slight problem with the dock, and the customer service went above and beyond to keep me a satisfied customer.

    They offer a modest student/teacher discount if you order directly from LandingZone.

    I promise, I'm not in any way related to LandingZone. I'm recommending it so highly because they are not well-known (it's a small company), I love their docks and have had a great experience with their customer service.
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Scenario 1: Work
    CalDigit Thunderbolt dock with:
    Promise Pegasus R6 12TB (connected to the dock)
    Transcend 960GB external SSD (USB 3)
    Sharp PN-K322B 4K display (connected to the other TB2 port)
    Audio connected to a Bose system
    Dell S2240L connected via HDMI.

    Scenario 2: Play
    Sonnet IIID with GTX 780 Ti connected over TB2, with a Dell S2240L connected to the GPU.
     

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