Byte-dock Announces MacBook Pro dock with Thunderbolt

Posted by at 10:49 am on May 18, 2011

Byte-dock has announced a docking solution for Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Pros, the self-named Byte-dock for MacBook Pro. Working with all sizes of MacBook Pros from 2010 and newer, the dock allows users to attach a closed notebook — docking with an open notebook is not possible — and replicate all the ports for a desktop setup with external monitors, keyboards and the like. It supports Thunderbolt, including a Thunderbolt to HDMI cable, USB 2.0, Ethernet, FireWire 800 and audio in/out cables. It does not require a power adapter, leaving space for using the standard MacBook Pro power cable.

The dock has three USB ports, a FireWire 800 connection and an Ethernet port. Available photos show a DVI-out port, which will be replaced in shipping models with a Thunderbolt port. The dock will cost about $240 and is expected to ship in Fall 2011.

4 Comments for “Byte-dock Announces MacBook Pro dock with Thunderbolt”

  1. jason

    I am quite disappointed, the item does not sit stable on a flat surface, putting a straight edge across the bottom of the unit, the side wings are a few mm higher than the base, also where the blocks have been put in to guide the front and back of the laptop into position have been glued in, there are glue marks visible, and I know I’m being a little pedantic about this part, but when I unpacked it there were greasy fingerprints all over it, I would expect this quality from a much cheaper product, but as I said, for the price of this, I would expect so much more

    I sent emails to the company and they ignored them, so I posted my concerns onto their facebook page, and they deleted them, please avoid, for £140 odd it is amazingly poor quality.

    Eventually when i got a response from the company they sent me the returns policy, nothing about poor quality, it works, but is really rubbish quality…this is the comment they kept deleting

  2. Gadgetman

    Oh look Jason again you childish little man,

    I got mine through there priority purchase scheme and love this product. So much I have bought another one.

    I should really ask one question of you as you seem to be bad mouthing the Byte-dock guys everywhere, have you sent yours back for a full refund yet? You say that they pointed you to there returns policy have you used it yet?

    I have owned a Hengedock which is the only docking station I can compare to this as it is on end, and while the henge was good I personally think the Byte-dock is better. Ok so it is a little expensive, however it is new to the market and I tell you what Jason I bet you could not have put together a henge and it not wobble or the port not align properly.

    You seem to have a real bee in your bonnet about this by the childish way you have spammed every message board I have seen about this product.

    Give this new company a break and use there returns so they can give you your money back if it is not up to your standards.

    As for you comment on facebook that you posted here. I saw that before the Byte-dock team took it down, if you have an issue with someone or there product do you really think that is the right way to compalin about it, I understand why they took it down becasue rather than talk to them about the issue you have just spammed every possible place know to man.

    In colculsion I LOVE MY BYTE-DOCK and I will help these guys out against negative people like Jason below.

    Thanks

  3. zdtrouble

    I have one of these and all I can say is I love it

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