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MacBooks Updated, Henge Docks Remain Compatible

Apple Keynote
Apple introduced revised versions of their existing MacBook lines today and introduced a new computer, the MacBook Pro Retina. The updates to the MacBook Pro lines focused around processor upgrades and the addition of USB 3.0. While the 17-inch model has been discontinued the 13-inch and 15-inch models continue on with no external changes, making the new models compatible with existing Henge Docks. The MacBook Air line received the same upgrades, but also add a new power connector format called MagSafe 2. However, the right side of the computers remain unchanged, meaning that Henge Docks' MacBook Air docks are compatible with the newly released Air models as well. All docks continue to support USB 2.0 pass through. The MacBook Air docks continue to support Mini DisplayPort, while all MacBook Pro docks support the addition of either Mini DisplayPort or ThunderBolt devices. Henge Docks also plans to support the MacBook Pro Retina Display with future product lines.

18 Comments

David
David

March 17, 2014

Holding off in hopes of USB 3.0 pass-thru.

Dan
Dan

March 17, 2014

+10 for USB 3.0 supporting MacBook Pro docks… I’m holding off until then.

GO HENGE!

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

We have some different ideas in the works and will make an announcement as soon as we have some info to share!

Phillip
Phillip

March 17, 2014

Great Idea-

Please advise my tracking number -
Thanks,

Tony
Tony

March 17, 2014

The new MacBook Airs have USB 3.0.
Are you going to release a henge dock that supports USB 3.0?

Håvard Pedersen
Håvard Pedersen

March 17, 2014

Adding myself to the list of people waiting for USB3 support. :)

Jeff
Jeff

March 17, 2014

Hi – still waiting for my MB Pro Retina version, please hurry!

Jay
Jay

March 17, 2014

Please, as soon as USB 3 is supported I’ll buy.

Donald
Donald

March 17, 2014

+10 on a full USB3 solution (for the non-retina MBP15 in my case); I will not buy a docking station without it.

You (Henge) are actually in a much better position than BookEndz to address this, since they have to redo internal circuit boards, while AFAICS you only have to replace the USB cable you provide — physical port layout is the same.

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

We don’t have a solution for that just yet but plan to.

John
John

March 17, 2014

Do you support USB 3.0 yet?

James
James

March 17, 2014

Holding off until you offer USB 3.0 support for my 15" Retina Pro. Please release info as soon as you can.

Lukw
Lukw

March 17, 2014

Waiting for retina dock!

Ivan
Ivan

March 17, 2014

Have a Retina waiting for a dack too

Kirill
Kirill

March 17, 2014

waiting for MB Pro Retina version
+1
I want to use this with retina 15 Macbook :)

Peter
Peter

March 17, 2014

Donald,

To my great surprise, the 13" Air henge dock I received yesterday has a USB 3 connector (blue, double row of contacts). It would appear they have done a silent update to the docks.

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

If you email info@hengedocks.com, they can help you get the cables

Donald
Donald

March 17, 2014

10 months since my last post here, a full year since the USB3 MBPs were intro’d, and still no solutions from Henge. And no timeline, or explanation what the issue is .

The website info hasn’t been updated either and is now definitely misleading — the 2012 MBPs aren’t specifically mentioned so someone seeing the specs for the dock model for the “2009 to current” Macs could easily assume the dock supports USB3.

I’m really puzzled, since this would appear to be a low-hanging fruit for you, and wouldn’t compete with the new lines of docks for the retinaMBP or Air.

If the response is still crickets on this, I’ll be through with you as a company (never got the dock for a 2009 MBP working, as the extension cables simply don’t fit, despite 4-5 hours of trying)

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