Got my Clique from Henge Docks today

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by aComicBookFan, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. aComicBookFan macrumors member

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    As if my memory upgrade today wasn't enough....

    I received my Clique keyboard and trackpad tray from Henge Docks today. Here are some pictures for those who may be interested.

    The box it comes looks nice.

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    Crack it open and you will find the tray inside all wrapped up in soft plastic.

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    The tray itself is pretty simple in concept. This is the right hand model where the trackpad will sit on the right. There are some simple graphical instructions printed on the inside of the box.

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    The keyboard and trackpad fit very snugly inside the tray. It's snug enough to hold everything together but not so tight that you couldn't pop everything out.

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    I like the way this setup looks. The white plastic is like a nod to the past and it reminds me of my old G5 PPC. It also provides a nice contrast and match to the aluminum finish and white keys of the keyboard. The system feels very solid!

    Like many people here, I too would have loved to see Apple offer an integrated solution and I would have paid for it. Perhaps they thought that such a combination would be too much for people to accept right away. We needed time to warm up to the trackpad. Maybe that will come this summer when the new iMac may be unveiled along with Mountain Lion. Even if a new keyboard is unveiled that matches this configuration I will still be happy to use this setup.

    -=- Boris
     
  2. mario24601 macrumors regular

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    Nice pics, thanks for sharing. Any issues with the "click" on trackpad? Or any thing you don't like about it? Finally, where and how much did you get it for?

     
  3. aComicBookFan thread starter macrumors member

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    I got it from the Henge Dock website and I paid via PayPal. A couple weeks ago they were taking pre-order sign ups. There was no obligation to pay.

    I haven't had any issues clicking with the trackpad. Sometimes my keyboard loses its connection to the iMac but I think it could be a battery issue.

    The entire assembly with the keyboard and trackpad is not featherweight. You can feel the heft when you pick it up.

    -- Boris
     
  4. aComicBookFan thread starter macrumors member

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    Here's an update to my previous posts.

    I am using the computer early in the morning when it is cool in the house. The heaters have just kicked in. The Clique is cold and I think it has contracted slightly. It has contracted enough so that it is squeezing the edges of the trackpad. The clicks aren't as solid and free as before. It still works but the click is muffled. I had to adjust the position of the trackpad a bit.

    I think the plastic that the Clique is made is not thermally stable.

    I don't think this is a reason to be too dissatisfied nor is it a reason to return the product. Just be aware it's not perfect.

    -=- Boris
     
  5. healage macrumors newbie

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    This is the exact writeup I was looking for! Looking forward to using this setup with my Macbook connected to my HDTV.
     
  6. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    I'll be buying this when I get my next Mac. I like how it looks clean.
     
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  8. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    OP said he purchased the right hand model, the retailer likely sells a left hand model.
     
  9. theSeb macrumors 604

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    I see.
     
  10. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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  11. John Kotches macrumors 6502

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    I have one and unlike you, I think it's a reason to be dissatisfied. If you can't use the trackpad as designed all the time it's defective.


    I'll probably order the twelve south device.
     
  12. blackjackmark macrumors 6502

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    I just gty one along with my rMBP and Thunderbolt display...plan on mirroring to my 60" TV once Mountain Lion comes out, so wanted an integrated solution.

    However when I put the TrackPad in it, it will not stay on. Seems the plastic is squeezing the on/off button too tight. I've popped it in and out several times, trying to reposition it more to the left, but to no avail.

    Anyone else had this issue?
     
  13. dhartung02 macrumors 6502

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    i have one for my MacMini and love it. Its nice always knowing where the trackpad is and keeping it together (solidly) with the keyboard.
     
  14. abta1 macrumors 6502

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    There's nothing on that page that mentions a left handed version. I'm interested in this product but I can only use trackpads with my left hand.
     
  15. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    Something like this?

    https://www.twelvesouth.com/product/magicwand
     

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