After many years, my dream of having my primary work computer be a Macbook finally came true! I was so happy when I received my new 13 inch - Retina Macbook Pro and started to set up my desk with my new charger, keyboard, and mouse. Suddenly I realized there was at least one convenience I hadn't thought about when making the switch from the PC world: a dock that I could easily attach my machine to that would neatly organize all of my cables and provide all the ports I needed. I had never really seen any other Mac users in my office with a dock for their machines, but after a quick search on google I saw that there were at least two options with the more well known being the Henge Docks option. I was a little skeptical of a vertical dock at first since all of the other docks I had used previously were horizontal and the Henge Docks horizontal dock was super expensive. Ultimately, I decided to take the plunge on the vertical dock and see if it would be as useful as using the docks I had grown used to on the PC. Below I have included the pros and cons that I noticed while using the dock.
7/10: Overall, the Henge Docks Vertical Dock for the 13 in Retina Macbook Pro has, for the most part, what I was hoping it would do. I mainly wanted something that would keep my cables and desk organized and that would allow me to grab my laptop and just go at the end of the day. The dock allows me to do this, but it does not always work as smoothly as it should and for the high price the company charges I believe the experience should be better. In addition, this dock seems to be missing a few critical features that are what make these docks so useful in the PC world. After I had already purchased the Henge Dock, I found a horizontal dock on Amazon from a company called LandingZone that seemed to fix many of the issues that I ran into with this dock. I have not been able to try it, but it looks like a worth alternative and I have included links to both of the docks below if you are interested in trying one of them out.
Purchase Henge Docks Vertical Dock here
Purchase LandingZone Dock here