Apple Macintosh News and Information
Apple Macintosh News and Information

Dock-a-Mac for Apple MacBooks

Computer Docking Systems, LLC has announced the Dock-a-Mac, the company’s new vertical dockng station for Apple’s polycarbonate MacBooks. Perfect for desktop use or in the living room, this high-gloss black acrylic docking station works with any black or white MacBook (2006-2009). Easily and quickly convert any MacBook into a custom media center by docking it to a big screen LCD TV, and more. At any time, slide out the MacBook in seconds for portability.

Available in VGA, DVI, or HDMI configurations, the Dock-a-Mac’s vertical, space-saving design uses a new approach in modular docking stations. It provides the utmost in security and docking flexibility, creating an efficient work space that is both versatile, and clutter-free. The vertical orientation allows optimal heat transfer away from the MacBook, so it will run cooler and last longer.

Dock-a-Mac uses a unique docking bar that is CNC milled to precise tolerances (like the unibody MacBooks) to anchor a standard set of computer cables that interface directly with the MacBook. And for dual-monitor mode or portability, the docking bar can also be removed, providing an even smaller, more portable docking option. Designed for rugged daily use, but with the look of fine furniture, the Dock-a-Mac provides stylish security to protect any MacBook investment.

Feature Highlights:
* Rugged, stable, secure docking
* Superior vertical design saves space
* Maximum cooling for MacBook
* Modular, removable Docking Bar
* Choose VGA, DVI, or HDMI video output
* Included cables extend reach for audio and USB devices
* Cables may be individually replaced
* Allows 1920 x 1080 resolution on original MacBooks
* Attractive design goes with the finest decor

“I originally designed the Dock-a-Mac for my personal use,” said Dr. Patrick Sullivan, president of Computer Docking Systems. “Docking was too much of a hassle before. Now, I can dock in seconds, my desk is clutter free, and I find it is very convenient to have everything on one computer. After a year with Dock-a-Mac, I can’t imagine using my MacBook any other way.”

Manufactured, and assembled in the USA, the Dock-a-Mac is made of sturdy 1/2″ thick acrylic to withstand years of everyday business or home use. The unit ships with a full set of 6′ cables, so there is no need to purchase anything else. Additionally, the unit includes a 3/4″ split-wire-loom cable organizer to eliminate clutter. The video output port is easily changed by replacing the video adapter cable. Customers may use either genuine Apple MiniDVI adapter cables or the cables which ship with Dock-a-Mac.

Technical Specifications:
* Size: 11.75L x 8.75H x 3.75W
* Weight: 4 lbs
* Color: Black (Cables may be black or white)
* Material: Polished Acrylic, 1/2″ thickness
* Video Cable Length: 1 ft
* Other Cables: 6 ft

* 2 USB 2.0
* 1 Firewire, Ethernet
* 1 Video adapter out (VGA, DVI, or HDMI)
* 1 Mic/Line Input
* 1 Headphone Output
* USB and audio port extensions (female end)
* Ethernet and Firewire are male-ended

Pricing and Availability:
Dock-a-Mac (patent pending) is offered separately for VGA, DVI and HDMI video outputs and is priced at $199.00 (USD). It includes free shipping from their Orem, Utah (USA) distribution facility.

Headquartered in sunny Port St. Joe, Florida, Computer Docking Systems, LLC is a privately held corporation founded in 2009 by Patrick Sullivan and Leslie Hill. Committed to providing the highest quality products, Computer Docking Systems was founded for the express purpose of making products for Apple computer users, designed by Apple computer users. The company’s manufacturing and distribution is located in Orem, Utah. Copyright (C) 2009 Computer Docking Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and MacBook are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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