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Henge Docks Vertical Docking Station for the 13-Inch MacBook Pro (Non-Retina) Mid 2009 to Current

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Henge Docks Vertical Docking Station for the 13-Inch MacBook Pro (Non-Retina) Mid 2009 to Current + Apple Wireless Keyboard MC184LL/B + Apple Magic Trackpad
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 10.6 x 5.5 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B003VV7QNY
  • Item model number: HD01VA13MBP
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
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Product Description

With Henge Docks you can quickly, easily, and cleanly incorporate your MacBook computer into a desktop setup, home theater setup, or conference room presentation system, so you get the best features of a laptop, desktop, and media center PC all from one computer. The soft plastic of a Henge Dock won't scratch your MacBook so it is ideal for repeated dockings. Henge Dock's patented design doesn't require hardware, software, or settings changes to your computer. Customizable installation allows you to select only the cables you need, which makes for simple docking and un-docking. About Henge Docks Henge Docks, LLC created the first line of truly comprehensive docking stations for Apple's current crop of notebook computers. They are based in Arlington, Virginia just outside of Washington, DC and feature a continually expanding portfolio of computing accessories. The roots of Henge Docks, LLC sounds a bit like the opener for an off-color joke, "A future product designer, future lawyer and future physics teacher all meet on a playground in the 3rd grade...". Well, twenty-some-odd-years later those kids reunited, coming from all over the United States, to form a company with goal of turning a few pages of product drawings into a full line of innovative products. Matt, the product designer, developed prototypes and built webpages. Ben, the lawyer, filed patents and wrote contracts. Alex, the physics teacher, negotiated with suppliers and developed financial projections. In a little over a year they had created, not just a business, but something they could show the world with a sense of pride.


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cjeber02
It's made out of a thin white plastic that is exceedingly fragile, tending to crack when the built-in hex bolts that hold cables in place are tightened.
Jeffery A Elkins
On my setup, the laptop will not work unless the power cable is plugged in.
Scott Salyer

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66 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Jeffery A Elkins on May 13, 2011
This is one very shoddy piece of equipment. It's made out of a thin white plastic that is exceedingly fragile, tending to crack when the built-in hex bolts that hold cables in place are tightened.

It's basically a hollow plastic shell, through which you insert cables (tightened via the bolts mentioned above) that in theory should mate with the corresponding input jacks on the left side of your Macbook Pro (please note the "in theory!"). All the attached cables feed through a slot in the rear of the dock.

Once fed through the dock's bottom slot, each cable is supposed to fit into a molded housing, each "designed" to hold a particular cable i.e. ethernet, mini-displayport, etc.

Three different mini-display cables failed to fit into the dock's receptacle, each cable being just a hair larger than the dock's port. It was suggested online that one should purchase the mini-displayport cable made by Henge to ensure a correct fit. Using a dremel, I was able to trim a display cable's plastic shell slightly, making it the size expected by the dock.

Once I fed all the cables through the bottom of the dock, each had to be held in place using the hex bolts mentioned above. Beware even a slight over-tightening of these bolts. The interior housings are fragile and will easily crack, as I found out to my dismay.

Once you have the dock assembled, the fun of inserting your Macbook into it begins. If you don't have the Macbook exactly lined up with the connectors protruding from the inside of the dock, you will probably end up loosening one of the dock connectors, pushing it down just enough that it fails to make a good connection with the computer. To the eye, the laptop appears to be docked, but this plastic geegaw is just teasing you.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Ghaleon on September 19, 2011
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The product works as advertised but the setup was a headache. And the assembled product does not have a very solid feel to it. I'll put it this way, this dock is the least polished and sturdy item in my entire computer configuration. I worry that extended use might be hard on the laptop casing and connectors.

Back to more concrete complaints there are sleep/wake issues involved in the entire setup that, while cannot be blamed on the manufacturer, would also not be an issue if not using this dock. Macs sometimes have issues coming out of sleep mode and the only way to power on the machine is to remove it from the dock.

Finally, the assembly requires that you connect your power cord to the dock with a screw, which also means that you have to unscrew it every time you want to take the power cord somewhere.

That all being said, the dock still works, looks fairly nice, and keeps my macbook closed and safe from harm.
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38 of 46 people found the following review helpful By BobbeeDee on March 19, 2011
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I'm an Amazon Prime customer and was excited to order and get this docking station this morning, only to open the package and find it contained a shoddy plastic shell and a bunch of loose screws rattling around in the package. This is certainly not the ready to use product that they advertise. All it is a piece of plastic and a few screws to hold cables in place - and you have to supply the cables! Buyer beware...this is a very disappointing product.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ntuitive on May 14, 2011
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This product is a holder for a 13 inch macbook pro. The ONLY reason to buy this is if you need a 'one-click' method for switching between a laptop and a desktop instead of having to find and plug-in a mess of wires every time you switch.

I was up and running within an hour of getting my dock. The best thing about this is that your desktop stays clean, and you can dock and undock by simply dropping the macbook into the holder. Fantastic value. It being a mac, everything works seamlessly - the laptop wakes up as soon as you hit a button on the keyboard, the monitor turns on immediately and voila - you have a desktop. When you need to leave, you simply pull it out of the dock, and your monitor turns off, and the laptop goes to sleep. Perfect.

I am using this with a Gateway FPD2485W 24 inch monitor at 1900X1200 resolution, an Apple wired keyboard, a microsoft wireless laser mouse and a Apple displayport-to-DVI adapter. The last item fits, but does stick out a little from the back. If you position the dock right, its a non issue.

To people who are experiencing buyer's remorse, I suggest deeper research and spending five minutes watching the video on the front page of hengedocks.com.

4 stars for the product being plastic and not aluminum. However, its VERY well made (think macbook material, not macbook pro).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Isherwood on June 17, 2012
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We tried really hard to make this work, but the end result was that it just doesn't work well enough if you are docking/undocking your laptop with any regularity.

A real dock has actual electronics built into it that hold all your wires and connections, and the docking functionality connects all those pieces to the laptop. This thing is just a plastic holder with holes in it. So it holds your laptop upright, and the docking functionality is done via holes in the plastic that hold all your plugs by wedging them into the case with screws.

The quality of the plastic is good, and the design itself is decent looking. The hassle is that the design of the plug holding mechanism is very finicky and simply fails a lot causing you to have to go back and readjust the plugs. If the plugs shift at all they don't slide into the laptop and scrape and scuff and the whole thing just fails.

If they could come up with a better way to hold the cables in place and more accurately slide into the laptop, this would be a sold winner. But it's not there yet.
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