Power Support Macbook Docking Stand

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MOTU, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. MOTU macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have any experience using the Power Support docking stand?

    Link:
    http://www.powersupportusa.com/products/macbook_dockingstand.php

    I am thinking about picking it up but I can't seem to find any worthwhile reviews. I'm a bit worried about heat dissipation. With the fan slots located on the bottom as shown I would think it wouldn't allow for proper ventilation. Mounting it as shown would make sense for me since the apple logo would be positioned properly and I would be able to hide the cabling behind my monitor.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

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    Well it doesn't really qualify for a docking station as all it does is turn your laptop to a 90 degree angle.

    I think you are right about heat dissipation. The macbook needs it.

    Looks like a stupid and useless gimmick IMO. Better buy an elevated stand or something and then to hell with the apple logo upside down :)
     
  3. MOTU thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ya, I don't care about the 'docking' part. I just want the Macbook out of the way. It's takes up a lot of desk space in clamshell mode. I've thought about picking up the icurve as well, I just really like the looks of this plus it will let me hide some cabling for a cleaner look.
     
  4. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    I have an Elevator and it works wonderfully. I think I paid like $23 at CompUSA.

    At first, I couldn't figure out what that thing you posted was for. Then oh ya clamshell. Well... I think you'd be asking for trouble. Like maybe ClamBake instead. :D

    Oh ya....the Elevator took over where the iCurve failed from design flaws.
     
  5. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Aw great. Now I want one too :mad:

    $40 is ridiculous though. Maybe I could just wedge my 'Book between two encyclopaedias.
     
  6. danny_w macrumors 601

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    It does look kinda neat, but I have an Elevator that works just fine, and probably keeps the MB cooler to boot.
     
  7. jnc macrumors 68020

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    The Elevator seems to serve a different purpose though, this product is just to save as much space as possible.
     
  8. MOTU thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not concerned about the 40 bucks, a hell of a lot better than the 'floater' stand from Balmuda ($305!). I'm really just concerened about the heat. My Macbook gets hot enough in clamshell mode. Macworld did a quick review, but the reviewer talked more about it's aesthetics than functionality and performance while 'docked'.

    Link to Macworld review:

    http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/mobile/2007/09/grandstands/index.php
     
  9. Creibold macrumors regular

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    Spiffy site

    I was looking around on the Power Support site and noticed the Tilt Tray. That looks pretty spiffy! Has anyone had any experience with it, or know anyone who has?? :)
     

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