For many MacBook users, an elegant docking solution is something they’ve been craving for years. Last spring we reported hare that after getting fed up with their own messy desks from all of the wires connected to their MacBooks, one San Francisco couple made the decision to do something about it.
Inventors Cole and Kelly Flournoy have spent the last 18 months perfecting the first two products from their brand Zenboxx: the Zendock Retina and the Zendock Pro designed to hide the mess, behind the desk.
The ZenDock Kickstarter fundraising project closed this week after receving $106,915 in pledged support, more than doubling its $40,000 funding goal that was passed on May 10.
The docks combine your Magsafe power adapter and all of your peripherals wires, into a single seamless connection that plugs directly into the side of your MacBook. With the included wall mounting options, you are able mount the dock behind your desk, completely eliminating wire clutter from your work area. The Zendocks are precision milled from solid blocks of ultra high quality T6061 aluminum, anodized and bead blasted to beautifully match the MacBook finish, and have a durable and wear resistant cable that connects to the base unit.
And now, answering popular request, Cole and The Zenboxx Team are offering a ZenDock for the Macbook Air in not one but two versions – one for the latest Macbook Air which uses Mag Safe 2, and one for the earlier Macbook Air which uses Mag Safe 1. Both ZenDock Airs allow you to connect to high quality speakers (optical or standard), microphone, Magsafe power, Ethernet, and even other USB devices – all with one single connection.
You get the same cable clearing mountable base youve seen with the original Zendock, and since the ZenDock Air is smaller and has fewer cables, they are able to include their custom USB Ethernet adapter for no additional charge.
- The Zendock Retina supports Thunderbolt.
- Docks many more wires, all with ax single connection including Magsafe.
- Dock can be easily mounted on the back of your desk which completely eliminates cable clutter.
- With fully working prototypes and being ready to enter into production, you can expect much shorter shipping times.
The Zendock Pro base features Gigabit Ethernet, Firewire 800, Mini Displayport, 3 USB 3.0 ports (operates at USB 2.0 speed on legacy MacBooks), and dedicated microphone and speaker connections.
The Zendock Retina Base includes Mini Displayport, 3 USB 3.0 ports, dedicated microphone and speaker ports, optional Gigabit Ethernet adapter, and includes a Thunderbolt compatible pass through on the main topside connector.
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