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Vertical Docking Station for MacBook Pro with Retina Display Product Update

We're very excited about the upcoming release of our Vertical Docking Stations for MacBook Pro with Retina Display, and judging by the interest seen at CES, our customers are just as excited, if not more so!  These docks will be available in our original glossy white finish, as well as a new metal version. While keeping the same classic winged-design as our legacy docks, these docks feature preinstalled cables for a much simpler user interface.  Whereas before the cables would all have to be placed and secured in the dock individually or fixed entirely, the Vertical Docking Station for MacBook Pro with Retina Display only requires that the user insert and secure the MagSafe Power Adapter in the dock, enabling the dock to be functional almost right out of the box.  Two Mini DisplayPort cables, a USB 3.0 cable, and a TRRS audio cable are included.  For those connecting via Thunderbolt, one or both of the Mini DisplayPort cables may be removed and replaced with Thunderbolt cables.

Side view of the Vertical Retina Dock, Metal Edition.
Side view of the Vertical Retina Dock, Metal Edition.
Preinstalled cables in the Vertical Retina Dock, Metal Edition.
Preinstalled cables in the Vertical Retina Dock.

In the bottom of the dock, you'll find the preinstalled cables and our newly designed Hex Key, keeping all of the dock's components together in one unit.  We've added a cover to mask the screws on the side of the dock as well, providing an even sleeker aesthetic.  These docks also come equipped with a cable organizer in the rear, ensuring that cables remain in place and don't get tangled while the dock is seated.  

Back view of the Metal Retina Dock, featuring the new screw cover.
Back view of the Metal Retina Dock, featuring the new screw cover.

Our Vertical Docking Stations for MacBook Pro with Retina Display will be available in late February.  If you haven't already, be sure to sign up for preorder on the Henge Docks' main page for these docks!  As a preorder customer, you'll receive notification before the general public and a special discount on your purchase.

The Metal Retina Dock alongside the Gravitas!
The Metal Retina Dock alongside the Gravitas!

52 Comments

Henge Docks
Henge Docks

November 18, 2015

Cathy - if it's stuck, we recommend popping it out with a flathead screwdriver. If that doesn't work, email us at infohengedocks.com.

Cathy
Cathy

November 12, 2015

Is there some trick to removing the hex key from the bottom of the dock? Mine seems stuck.

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

Wes, thank you! We’re glad to hear you’re excited! And fun fact – it’s actually a metal alloy much denser than aluminum!

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

Andrea, have you signed up for preorder yet? You’ll get a notification when these new docks are ready to ship!

Wes
Wes

March 17, 2014

This look great! I have been waiting for this from this company and the aluminum body is a very welcomed surprise!

andrea passerini
andrea passerini

March 17, 2014

please..keep me update for retina 15" and retina 13" vertical dock.
tnx

Andrea

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

Calvin – I believe I responded to you on Facebook! We are planning on having the horizontal dock to production in March, shipping in late Q2!

Calvin
Calvin

March 17, 2014

Was wondering when the release date will come for the new horizontal dock for retina will come out?

Jeff
Jeff

March 17, 2014

Woo!!! Cant wait – We are going to order for my entire office! I have been looking forward to the release forever!

dee
dee

March 17, 2014

Does this mean the horizontal doc is being abandoned?

Wes
Wes

March 17, 2014

Chelsea, that sounds great! Is it heavy enough so that i could pull out my computer without having to hold down the dock?

Martin
Martin

March 17, 2014

The answer is likely no, but is this docking station usable when the Pro has a protective case installed (e.g., a Speck)?

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

Dee, we plan to have our horizontal dock to production in March, shipping in late Q 2 for the 15" models.

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

While heavier than the glossy white models, you still need to use one hand to anchor the dock when removing your MacBook.

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

Jeff, that’s great! We’re very excited about the release!

Keith Tsui
Keith Tsui

March 17, 2014

What a pleasant surprise to have a metal ally version, Very excited about this, keep up the good work!
Can’t wait to have one myself!

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

Josh, it seems it didn’t post, but this time it did! There will be an adapter tool for the MagSafe 2 converter, so you’ll definitely be able to use this dock.

Josh L
Josh L

March 17, 2014

Tried to leave this question yesterday, and I’m not sure if it was moderated out, or if I just didn’t post it successfully… I’m really interested in this dock, but the answer to this question will make or break my ability to get it. Will the design of the dock leave room for Apple’s MagSafe to MagSafe 2 adapter? I use my rMBP 15" connected to Apple’s Cinema Display. Since the ACD still uses the MagSafe power connection, I have to use the adapter to be able to power the rMBP from the display. Hoping you’ve taken this into account! Especially since the picture on your pre-order page shows the dock with two Apple displays!!

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

Martin, the docks are designed to use with the MacBooks without cases, so it most likely won’t fit.

Hans
Hans

March 17, 2014

Where can I pre-order this, got stationed in Italy, and very limited room here, would love to try this!! Thanks!!

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

Indeed it will!

RS
RS

March 17, 2014

Will this be compatible with all of the models of the 15" Macbook Pro with Retina Display?

Patrick
Patrick

March 17, 2014

Very excited for this dock to be released. Exactly what I’ve been looking for!

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

Keith, thank you!

Jeffrey
Jeffrey

March 17, 2014

Are the cables only included in the metal version, and are the mini display cords just extensions or do they have the display adapter already in them?

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

Hans, they are available for preorder on our website. They’ll be available toward the end of this month!

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

Yes, Jeff, at the end of this month!

Jeff
Jeff

March 17, 2014

Any update on the release? Still planning within the next couple of weeks? Thanks

Alvin
Alvin

March 17, 2014

I have been waiting for this product since I had brought the rMBP when it first release!
However, is it possible to order one in Asia Country? (I am currently in Hong Kong and it seems I seldom saw the henge dock in shops….)

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

Our metal Vertical Retina Docks are nearly set to go, we’re just waiting on some details on the plastic models!

JR McDabb
JR McDabb

March 17, 2014

Will we be able to purchase next week?

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

Jeff, the cables come preinstalled in both models. The Mini DisplayPort cables are extensions.

Thomas
Thomas

March 17, 2014

Isn’t it late february now? Can’t wait for the vertical retina dock…

Alvin
Alvin

March 17, 2014

good to know!
But how much will the shippment cost?

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

Alvin, we’re working diligently to get these docks out in the coming weeks. You’ll definitely be able to order in Asia!

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

That would depend on what you’re purchasing and how you choose to have it shipped. We’ve found that USPS tends to be the least expensive options.

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

The MacBook would need to be powered on before being placed in the dock. From there it runs in clamshell mode.

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

Thomas, thanks for your inquiry. We’re working diligently to get these docks out very soon!

Joey
Joey

March 17, 2014

Is there a way to power on the laptop while docked or does it have to be removed since the power button is on the keyboard? Waking is of course easy.

Harry
Harry

March 17, 2014

Bought my wife a13" rMBP and a Cinema Display, eagerly waiting for the Hengedock in the UK to complete the gift.

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

We’ll have an update out soon about our Vertical Retina Docks. We’ll also have email updates detailing our progress.

Samson
Samson

March 17, 2014

Can we order the metal version before the plastic? Are they ready for sale next week?

Harry
Harry

March 17, 2014

Does the dock come with cables for the Cinema Display, keyboard, mouse, printer, Ethernet etc?

If we wanted to use a wireless keyboard and mouse, what would you recommend?

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

Soon and very soon! What a great gift!

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

We’ll have an update out soon detailing our progress with the horizontal dock.

Oliver Schramm
Oliver Schramm

March 17, 2014

What about the horizontal Dock for MBPR 15" ???

Harry
Harry

March 17, 2014

Thanks Chelsea, eagerly await the product release announcement here in UK.

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

Harry, good questions! The dock ships with two Mini DisplayPort cables, a USB 3.0 cables, and a TRRS audio cable installed. It replicates the ports of the MacBook Pro with Cinema Display. We recommend Apple products for your wireless devices, though whether you’d want a mouse or a trackpad is a matter of personal preference.

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

They will be male to female.

J.R.
J.R.

March 17, 2014

I don’t understand the point of producting a vertical dock for a product that has one of the best displays for a laptop out there…

Get the horizontal dock to market.

OmBreNoiRe
OmBreNoiRe

March 17, 2014

The cables included with the vertical docks are male/female (extension cable) or male/male ?
Thanks ;)

Harry
Harry

March 17, 2014

Any news on release dates in UK, Harry

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