One big problem with the 2016 MacBook Pro and probably future laptops is the lack of ports. A lot of companies have been unveiling their own solutions at this year’s CES, among them was Henge Docks who unveiled some of their own products that have been designed for use with the new MacBook Pro, which are coming as part of their latest partnership with Apple to become an Authorized Business Solution Provider and allowing them to sell MacBook Pros in bundles along with the docking solutions.
The first of these new solutions is the new Vertical Docking Station which has been designed for any MacBook Pro 2016 user who has a lack of space, allowing the notebook to be slide in vertically and then plug it in via the pass-through USB Type-C or Thunderbolt 3 connection.
It also features an all-metal construction to match the MacBook Pro and will be available or the 13-inch MacBook Pro with and without Touch Bar and the 15-inch MacBook Pro. All of these models are expected to ship sometime in spring 2017 for $149.
If you have a bit more space on your desk then you might be more interested in their new Horizontal Docking Station, which also features a metal chassis, but comes with some extra features.
The dock also puts your Macbook Pro at a comfortable angle to use and expands its connectivity with an extra 13 ports including 4 x USB 3.0 ports, 2 x USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 3, 2 x mini-DisplayPorts, a Gigabit Ethernet port, 2 x 3.5mm jacks, and an SD card reader.
The Horizontal Docking Station will be available for the 13-inch MacBoo Pro, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, and the 15-inch version of the MacBook Pro.
It will be available in these versions in spring 2017 for $499.
Finally, there is the Tethered Dock from Henge Docks which has been designed to match the new design of the MaacBook Pro, with a wedge design that can be used by itself or used to prop up the notebook to a better angle.
It connects via a USB Type-C or Thunderbolt 3 cable and can provide you with pass-through charging as well as additional connections, including 3 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 3 ports, 2 x mini-DisplayPorts, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a 3.5mm jack, and an SD card reader.
The new Tethered Dock will be launched in March 2017 for $199.