We have already shown here on the site solutions like the Henge Docks, which act as ?stations? for MacBooks. The one that we are going to present today is much simpler, but it is partly the same.
Meet the MacDock, created by Jan Sapper.
This box was designed in two versions, the smallest (MacDock Mini) including a USB 3.0 port and a Mini DisplayPort. The larger one (MacDock Pro) adds two more USB 3.0 one with 10W of power, to recharge iPads, a 3.5mm audio input and a monitor input. The USB ports are backward compatible with 2.0.
Check out a video showing the project:
The design of the MacDock connectors is compatible with 13, 15 and 17 inch MacBooks Pro, but not with Retina models or with MacBooks Air. Despite this, Sapper has already guaranteed that it will work on versions for these too if the project gets the necessary investment.
For the time being the project raised just over £ 6,200 on Kickstarter, but within 43 days it needs to exceed at least 30,000. To guarantee a unit (Mini), invest at least 44 GBP plus 15 for international shipping.