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Experience with the Henge Dock and a 13-inch MacBook Pro

per Felipe Ferreira

I heard about the existence of the Henge Docks here on , on April 20th. Four days later, I ordered mine and on the 25th (very fast) it was already being dispatched to Brazil. As I had not read about any practical experience with the product, I decided to share mine with you.

Henge Docks Hands-on for MacBooks

I will not extend it too much, as it is a very simple product to assemble / install. I have been using it since last Wednesday (5/5) and I consider the dock super fair.

Henge Docks Hands-on for MacBooks

The Henge Dock has a plastic construction, but it inspires quality. Like my dock for the 13-inch MacBook Pro model (released in mid-2009), it comes with two USB cables, a FireWire 800, an Ethernet and a P2 type audio cable. In addition, two extra screws and the key to tighten them.

Laying the cables is quite simple. it is suggested that the cables be routed through the dock ports and connected to the MacBook, so that it sits on the dock. Then the screws must be tightened. This allows you to attach the laptop without any pressure on its doors.

Henge Docks Hands-on for MacBooks

The only exception is the ease of laying Ethernet cables. As already mentioned in the support area of ??the product page, it is really a struggle to get it to pass through the respective dock door. The opening to pass the connector * very * tight. I suggest that it be the first cable to be fixed, passing it through the door so that the MacBook can be seated, as it can be very difficult to make it go through the dock door again.

Henge Docks Hands-on for MacBooks

On the product page, it is recommended to remove the plastic part of the connector that secures the cable to the port, to prevent the cable from being stuck to the MacBook when doing Undock. It is very important to take care, as this can damage your MacBook's network port.

Henge Docks Hands-on for MacBooks

After inserting and tightening all cables, just place your MacBook in the dock and be happy. I recommend the Henge Docks to everyone, especially for their practicality and organization.