Kickstarter Project Aims To Make MacBook Air Dock

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  1. cube macrumors P6

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  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    #52
    Wow, looks like the project is trying to rip this off.

    I seriously doubt that the creators of this kickstarter project didn't find this in initial research.

    This doesn't have thunderbolt. The KS project even copied that.
     
  3. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    #53
    Most of us already know about the bookendz. In fact, I posted about it here first.

    Its over $200. Its not TB and has no gigbit ethernet. So, I am having trouble with your point?
     
  4. onwatch macrumors newbie

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    #54
    2.0??

    You should be using USB 3.0 in new products. software is available.
     
  5. Snowshiro macrumors 6502

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    #55
    And I'd like a 5 dollar Ferrari.

    Good luck with your delusional thoughts. Even Apple couldn't sell it that cheap, with 0% profit margin.
     
  6. Smileyboy macrumors 65816

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    #56
    Interesting but no thx. No thunderbolt and a extra piece to lug around.
     
  7. Tinger macrumors member

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    #57
    Maybe just make a solid security device for cheap?

    The functionality seems to be debated here, but I was thinking that you might be onto a design that would simply allow the MBA to be locked to a cable. Even without the electronics, there's probably a market for something that isn't a clamshell case to help with this concern. Small, light, portable and robust. and cheap.
     
  8. ramuman macrumors regular

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    #58
    The commercials seems like a beer commercial. 'Buy this dock and hot women will want you.'
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    I didn't see a link earlier. Let's see, they are NOT the same:

    bookendz:
    no Thunderbolt
    no gigabit ethernet
    ports on both sides
    uses slider mechanism to dock

    this project:
    no Thunderbolt
    no gigabit ethernet
    ports on both sides
    uses slider mechanism to dock

    The KS product can be a little bit cheaper because the R&D is already done by someone else.
     

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