As a new owner of a just-updated 13" MacBook Pro, I was delighted to see the docking solution the folks at Henge Docks have come up with. Though the units quickly sold out on the website, I was able to snag one off eBay for around $50, though some units on eBay have sold for over $100. The dock itself uses setscrews to hold the various cables and connectors snugly in place, providing easy docking by dropping the MacBook into the dock. The dock itself comes with a full compliment of cables that connect to every port on the left side of the computer. The right side of the computer is exposed upwards to provide access to the CD/DVD drive. The IR receiver is also unexposed to allow for control via remote.
- Well-build and sturdy; I feel comfortable using it to house my MacBook Pro.
- Relatively inexpensive compared with other MacBook docks like BookEndz, as long as you don't start a bidding war on eBay for one.
- Vertical position allows air to flow, keeping the MacBook cooler than if it were placed horizontally on a surface.
- White marks on my MacBook Pro when I remove it from the dock. (These diminish somewhat after use)
- The ethernet cable provided did not fit in the hole in the dock. I was able to finagle a cable that I already had into the slot, but time will tell how reliable the connection will be.
- Space under the dock is cramped, especially due to the size of Apple's Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter. If all the ports are used, there is not enough room for all the cables and the adapter to exit and still have the dock flush with the table.