got the 2016 macbook - now what?

flight505

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So got the 2016 macbook M7 - now what to do about that pesky one port issue? ..
- And let me just start by saying i needed the portability, so now thats out of the way.

Basically I want to dock the laptop in my main office and at home. I did get a HDMI/USB3/SD/Direct Power dongle from amazon.com but it really clutters up my desk - the dongle thing has cords going in and out and you end up having the whole mess 10cm from your laptop..

The screen on the rMB is amazingly crisp (previously using the air) so now large HD screens looks like they are low resolution. I was looking at a couple of screens with higher resolution and with built in docks. What is recommended when you own a rMB and can´t run more then 30hz?
 

KPOM

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When it finally comes out, the Hydradock looks good. They managed to get an initial shipment out in February but had some bugs and are now claiming sometime this month for the rest of the KickStarter order. OWC has a finished dock that is shipping.
 
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izzyfanto

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When it finally comes out, the Hydradock looks good. They managed to get an initial shipment out in February but had some bugs and are now claiming sometime this month for the rest of the KickStarter order. OWC has a finished dock that is shipping.
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soulreaver99

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I did a video review of the HooToo Shuttle and used my MacBook as my main desktop while my MacBook Pro 15 was being repaired and it did an excellent job as a substitute for running Final Cut and Aperture (yes I haven't moved on yet).

I totally recommend it as it also works as a multi port USB charger with fast charging when you just plug it into a wall :)
 

applesith

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I love my HooToo- works great for my hdmi monitor, wired keyboard and external drive. It's so great having one connection to plug everything in and power.