Macbook pro docking stations?

sinitry23

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Hi,

I am interested in the new Macbook pro 15 inch with the USB 3 ports. Does anyone know if there is a docking stations that has USB 3 ports and thunderbolt for a macbook pro?
 

mohsy90

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Hi,

I am interested in the new Macbook pro 15 inch with the USB 3 ports. Does anyone know if there is a docking stations that has USB 3 ports and thunderbolt for a macbook pro?
Considering that these docks are made specifically for MBP and that the USB 3.0 was just announced yesterday...you will not find any. Give it a month or two
 
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therealseebs

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The Henge docks were pretty good for previous models, but I don't think they'll work for the new ones, because the new ones have ports on both sides -- so there's no way for a dock to just connect to one side.

I assume Apple is trying to kill the docking notion. Closest they have is the Thunderbolt display, which gives you firewire, ethernet, USB, power -- the monitor supplies a magsafe connector -- all in one. Down side, it also gives you splitting headaches unless you're using it in a completely dark environment. :p
 
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sinitry23

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The Henge docks were pretty good for previous models, but I don't think they'll work for the new ones, because the new ones have ports on both sides -- so there's no way for a dock to just connect to one side.

I assume Apple is trying to kill the docking notion. Closest they have is the Thunderbolt display, which gives you firewire, ethernet, USB, power -- the monitor supplies a magsafe connector -- all in one. Down side, it also gives you splitting headaches unless you're using it in a completely dark environment. :p
How does the apple displays give you a headache ?
 
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therealseebs

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How does the apple displays give you a headache ?
Glossy. Glossy displays produce eyestrain (measurable in almost everyone, even though some people don't notice it), and often people unconsciously adopt bad posture to minimize glare, resulting in mysterious cramps and such.

If the 27" thunderbolt display were not glossy, I'd have one.

EDIT: Posts elsewhere claim that you can remove the glass from the thunderbolt display, leaving you with a plain LCD. Some people say it's glossy, others say it's matte. I have no idea. Maybe they use whichever's cheapest at the time.
 
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Karlybarlyy

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Check out kwikdock, it's a brand new docking station for the MacBook Pro that is easy to use and save a lot of time.
www.kwikdock.com
 
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iScreamSanWitch

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The Henge docks were pretty good for previous models, but I don't think they'll work for the new ones, because the new ones have ports on both sides -- so there's no way for a dock to just connect to one side.
Actually if you think about it, all the necessary ports are available on one side, you have Thunderbolt (to HDMI and Ethernet) for screen and Lan, audio, usb3 (to a simple extender for additional ports) and Magsafe.

You can also still connect additional devices on the right side if you wish.

I actually enquired about Henge docks for the new retinas and this was their reply:

Hi <Omitted>,

Thanks so much for your interest in Henge Docks! We are currently working on our Henge Dock for MacBook Pro with Retina Display - I do not have an official release date yet, but it should be sometime in the next few months. Unfortunately specs are not available at this time. I would be happy to add you to the notification list.

Hope that helps, if there is anything else I can do please do not hesitate to ask!

Best,
<Omitted>
I should also note that I ordered the Bookarc for use in the meantime...
 
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