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SXSW 2013

Are you heading to Austin for SXSW 2013? We'll be there! Stop by our booth #341 in the Austin Convention Center during the interactive trade show from March 10th through March 13th! We'll have some new stuff to show and might be doing giveaways. Hope to see you!

13 Comments

Keith
Keith

March 17, 2014

While the horizontal dock is nice, I have a hard time justifying buying two of them (one for work and one at home) but I can convince my boss to buy two of the vertical docks… I’ve been waiting for a vertical dock for the 15" Macbook Pro with Retina was introduced. Since June 2012 you’ve said it was coming.. is it really? I’d say you’re product design group is super slow… I’ve done full out medical devices quicker.. and consumer products… if they’re not done in a couple months you miss the boat… so have you thrown in the towel on the vertical dock?
Even something as complicated as a Boeing 787 had a ship date… they missed it.. but they had a goal, at least tell us your goal and update the goal when you miss it rather than tell us “it’s coming”

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

Thanks for your post. You’re absolutely correct that there can be uncertainties in manufacturing, and that is why we have not given out any product release dates. At SXSW, we showed the Gravitas and Horizontal Dock. We hope to release the former in the next month or so and the latter in Q3. There is also still a vertical Retina dock in the works for a TBD release. Hope that helps.

Isaac
Isaac

March 17, 2014

You have new stuff? Awesome – do I need to go to SXSW to find out about it?

The biggest thing you guys could do as a company would be to give some insight on when products will be available. You may have noticed that your blog’s comments are often to the tune of, “I have a 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina. When can I buy a docking station for it?” What would be helpful here would be a blog post to the effect of “here’s what to expect from Henge in 2013”. I certainly understand that product development has a lot of uncertainties to it (and doubly so when there’s technology licensing involved), but we’re all out here trying to figure out what technology to buy or wait for, so any transparency you can provide would help inform those decisions, which sounds good for us and good for you. Or do I have to fly to Texas and ask in person?

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

They are in production and slated for a fall release.

Mike
Mike

March 17, 2014

So…

Any news on the vertical dock for rMBP?

Isaac
Isaac

March 17, 2014

Thanks for the update, Pallu.

Mike
Mike

March 17, 2014

Summer of this year for the release of the vertical dock for retina macbooks? That’s awesome!

I realise this is only an aim & not guaranteed, but that one tidbit of information has renewed my faith.

Thank you

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

We are still going to release this dock. Our goal is the summer of this year.

Alex
Alex

March 17, 2014

Has Hengedock died? There have been no new updates for nearly 6 months?

Henge Docks
Henge Docks

March 17, 2014

Thanks Larry – it will be more like Q4

Larry
Larry

March 17, 2014

Still very interested in the Horizontal dock. Only a week left in the third quarter. Any updates on the timing?

Keith Tsui
Keith Tsui

March 17, 2014

Dear Pallu,
Greetings from Hong Kong!
It is good to know that you guys will be selling a vertical dock for the retina MBPs,
however, I would like to suggest that please don’t leave out the thunderbolt functions like you guys did with the MBA models. It would be a huge let down.

Best regards and keep up the good work =]

Henge Docks
Henge Docks

March 17, 2014

We’re very much alive! We’re working on all the new products and hope to share some info soon.

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