Port Replicator/Dock for VGA TiBook

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  1. bunnspecial macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

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    I bought this as part of a larger lot of stuff several weeks ago, and have been meaning to write it up for a while. This is the only thing of the sort that I've ever encountered.

    Although this isn't a true "dock"(which I think of as adding extra functions and/or using a minimalist interface to connect with the computer) it is a port replicator that would-theoretically-allow one to have all their peripherals set up on their desk and simply "dock" the computer at the beginning of the day.

    I had it out last night playing with it and it works quite well(granted there's not much to go wrong) with the weird exception that it won't illuminate the ring LED on the charger.

    In any case, here it is

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  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Unrelated to the dock - I almost forgot how gorgeous the designs of those TiBooks are. So beautiful.
     
  3. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

    MagicBoy

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    Niiiiice!

    TiBook is a stunning design, way ahead of it's time.
     
  4. weckart macrumors 68040

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    I picked up one of these on a whim recently for a PowerBook 5xx. It is a lot more basic than your TiBook version.
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  5. bunnspecial thread starter macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

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    Interesting...it looks like Bookendz may have been the company that made/marketed these. I find it interesting that yours is marked Newertech-I wonder if they were involved in marketing these at some point.
     
  6. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Looks like it as both logos are on the box. IMG_20151124_091412.jpg

    Googling around, they were very closely associated if not the same company.
     
  7. A.Goldberg macrumors 68000

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    I remember those from back in the day. They had a model for the 12" PowerBook and iBooks as well. Blast from the past.
     

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