MacDock

The minimal dock for MacBook.

What people say:

"This plug is a small detail, ... ...you won’t be flipping plugs upside down again and again, guessing how the ends fit."

Fastcodesign

"...one of the more elegant MacBook docks on the market."

Tech City News

"Because you don’t have any Thunderbolt accessories. Nobody does... ...what you need is the MacDock..."

Cult of Mac

Unclutter your MacBook. Just connect the MacDock and voila, cables gone.

The MacDock is the first docking station for the MacBook that is Apple-design worthy. Just seamlessly connect the MacDock to your MacBook and you’ll be connected to all your peripherals such as your Monitor, External hard drive, Mouse, speakers, etc. It also charges your iPad!While designing the MacDock, we strove to create a minimalist yet fashionable product that seamlessly blends into your table, especially with your MacBook.

 
 

Meet the MacDock

The MacDock gives you the opportunity to connect everything in your working station in one simple dock. The MacDock transfers 3 USB 3.0, Audio and Mini Displayport from your MacBook to the back part of the MacDock. There you can also charge your iPad on the 12-Watt Power-USB Outlet.

Design

Inspired by the MacBook’s clean minimalism and Apple’s product range, we have made the best looking docking station for the MacBook.

 

How it Works

The MacDock connects directly to the MacBook. There is no software to be installed, thus the MacDock it is completely plug-and-play.

We have introduced the revolutionary aspect of using a Flex PCB to connect both sides of the MacDock. Making the MacDock as small and nimble as it is.

Compatibility

The current model of the MacDock Pro is compatible with all the MacBook Pro models starting Summer 2009 and The MacDock Retina is compatible with all the new MacBook Pro Retina models. Have a look at the picture and compare the two marked sockets with your own MacBook. If they are arranged the same way, congratulations; your MacBook is compatible with the current MacDock family.

 

FAQ

Q

Which connectors does the MacDock provide?

A

MacDock

- Three USB 3.0

- One 12 Watt Power-USB 3.0 for charging your iPad

- Audio through VOIP technology

- Digital mini Displayport signal

Q

How many USB outlets does it have?

A

MacDock : In total you have 3 USB 3.0 outlets on the MacDock that transfer data and one 12W Power-USB outlet that charges your iPad (or other accessories that need the juice). The second USB socket on the computer stays free so that you can connect USB sticks, or whatever you want to connect on the go.

Q

How do you provide audio via voice over IP?

A

The digital data from USB gets processed into an analogue signal for the audio out socket. It’s state of the art and it is a standard measure that most computers, especially MacBooks are ready to perform.
Explained for techies:
The PCM2903C is Texas Instruments' single-chip, USB, stereo audio codec with a USB-compliant full- speed protocol controller and S/PDIF. The USB protocol controller requires no software code. The PCM2903C employs SpActTM architecture, TI's unique system that recovers the audio clock from USB packet data. On-chip analog PLLs with SpAct enable playback and record with low clock jitter, as well as independent playback and record sampling rates.

Q

Does the Audio Quality change when connecting the speakers through the MacDock?

A

The audio quality of the MacDock Audio-out socket has exactly the 48kherz sampling rate which is the standard in all our audio equipment. So connect it to your home speakers and you’ll have the complete sound experience as usual.

Q

Do you need a soundcard for transferring audio over the MacDock?

A

The MacDock is purely plug-and-play. Everything will work automatically when connected.

Q

Which Display output does the MacDock offer?

A

The MacDock supports Apple’s original Mini Displayport plugs.

Q

Is the MacDock compatible with Thunderbolt?

A

No, at least not yet. Thunderbolt technology is in very early stages and it is very expensive to get a licence for it. Instead we have decided to transfer USB 3.0 as it has a comparable data transmission speed and it’s more widely used.

Q

Can you connect the Thunderbolt display with the MacDock?

A

No, regrettably it's not compatible yet.

Q

How long is the thin cable?

A

We haven't defined the final lengths yet, but we will offer a long option around 50cm and a short version around 25cm.