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13-inch Dock Updates

Updated off-tool sample
Updated off-tool sample of the 13-inch MacBook Pro Dock

We just got the new off tool samples from our manufacturer for the updated HD01VA13MB and HD01VA13MBP (13-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro docks).  We made a few changes on these models based on customer feedback from the first order.

• Inclusion of a tab-less ethernet cable to reduce accidental locking while the computer is docked.

• A slight modification of the ethernet port to make installation of the cable easier

• Enlarging the FireWire 800 port • Decreasing the tolerances on the FireWire 800 cables

• Modified instruction manual to reflect frequently asked questions from customers

• Shipping with the set screws separated from the unit

Basically, all of the modifications are focused around making the setup of the dock easier.  We hadn't received any complaints about the FireWire 800 cables, but the tolerance range was large enough that it could cause a tight fit, so we figured we'd take care of that while the molds were being modified. During launch we had a few customers email us asking why we were just dumping the set screws in the protective bag with the unit. This made us scratch our heads a bit since every unit we inspected had the set screws pre installed.  Turns out that during shipping vibrations were causing the set screws to occasionally back out of the bosses and run loose in the protective bag.  A minor nuisance, but we've decided to ship the new units with the screws in the hardware bag to resolve that issue.


11 Comments

Matthew Vroom
Matthew Vroom

March 17, 2014

Hi Jason! Sorry you’ve had trouble getting through, I searched our systems for the email you used here but couldn’t locate your emails. If you’d like to try again, the contact forms on the main site are a pretty sure bet!

Brandon
Brandon

March 17, 2014

When are you expected to release the 15-inch powerbook models? Your docks are a “must have” for someone like me who ports his laptop from place to place using an external monitor. Great work and my business partner and I are first on the list to buy when it drops!

Jason
Jason

March 17, 2014

Guys guys guys – when are these available? C’mon – this is the sixth email I am sending, still no response.

Do you need startup capital to fund the building of more docks? If not investment capital then whatabout taking pre-order money to get you some funds to start the next round?

You guys have the hottest product around right now and need to get it out there. Aside from viral you need some traditional marketing, as well – - please please please let me know your plans and how I can help – either investment capital, short-term loan, marketing, etc…..

PLEASE RESPOND in some form or fashion… I’ve got 20+ MBP’s in my office and 100’s of friends that NEED HENGEDOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adam
Adam

March 17, 2014

I’m impatient to get one.
Is there an estimation date for the availability ?

thanks

Keith
Keith

March 17, 2014

I’ve officially ordered my 17" MacBook Pro
I’m anxious to get a couple of docks… any word on an estimated ship date?
This is the best thing out there… you guys are genius!

Matthew Vroom
Matthew Vroom

March 17, 2014

Hi Adam, yes that is normal, we try to keep from sending out excessive emails to our customers. Nobody likes spam!

Adam
Adam

March 17, 2014

Hi,
I haven’t received any confirmation after I’ve sent my pre-order for the MBP 13" model.
Is it normal ?

Thanks

Matthew Vroom
Matthew Vroom

March 17, 2014

Thanks Keith, the 17-inch units are a little ways off still, but now that we’ve gotten our supply chain shored up, we’ll be able to bring them to production much faster than before.

Matthew Vroom
Matthew Vroom

March 17, 2014

Our manufacturer has just wrapped up production of the 13-inch units. We will be notifying our preorder customers in a staged roll out based on the date they placed their orders…

Matthew Vroom
Matthew Vroom

March 17, 2014

They should be in stock pretty soon as they are currently in production. If you’re on our preorder list you will have first shot at the first batch off the boat!

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March 17, 2014

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