MacBook Pro Retina Display Arrives at Henge Docks

MacBook Pro Retina  

We just received our first shipment of new Retina Display equipped MacBook Pros. After only a short time with the new machines we began to get very excited about their potential. Everyone knows about the specs - the display is fantastic, it is amazingly fast, its thinner and lighter, but one really cool feature has gone unnoticed. The MacBook Pro has three ports that can accommodate video out and will run at least three external displays in addition to the internal Retina Display right out of the box. Previous MacBook Pro's were limited to two daisy-chained Thunderbolt displays, if you didn't have a Thunderbolt Display you were stuck with a single external monitor. There are some third party options available to run multiple external monitors on older MacBook Pros, but they required additional software and setup. In our tests on the MacBook Pro Retina Display we found no discernible lag when running four 1080P video feeds off of YouTube. This is a serious machine. Apple has thoughtfully placed power, display, data and audio ports all on the same side of the new machine. That means a new generation Henge Docks is on its way. The desktop workstation potential is going to be huge for the new MacBook Pro Retina. MacBook Pro Retina Display Measurements

  • Henge Docks says...

    The Horizontal Dock will be released very soon – in conjunction with CES 2015.

    On December 29, 2014

  • PopcornAndFail says...

    Amazing, over two years later and they finally release a vertical dock. The horizontal doc promised in Q3 of 2013 is still in pre-order with no apparent ETA. Just turn the lights off and lock the doors, you’re not cut out for this work.

    On December 24, 2014

  • Henge Docks says...

    Our Vertical Docking Stations for MacBook Pro with Retina Display have been available since June! They are available in both Metal and Glossy White editions.

    The Horizontal Dock is on schedule for a late fall release this year.

    On September 30, 2014

  • StillWaiting says...

    What is it, like two years after the rMBP released and you still don’t have a solution to market? Has anyone lost their job over this yet?

    On September 29, 2014

  • Andrew says...

    When will there be a henge dock for the macbook pro with retina display.

    On March 17, 2014

  • Allan says...

    I’m actually waiting till you finish the dock before I order my rMBP – so double time guys!!!

    On March 17, 2014

  • Jason says...

    Can and will you make a dock that allows the retina monitor to be visible while still using the 2 thunderbolt ports and the hmdi port too?

    On March 17, 2014

  • Matt says...

    We don’t have a timeline yet, but keep an eye on our blog for updates!

    On March 17, 2014

  • stuart says...

    My MBP with Retina display is on order and I’ll be first on the list for a Henge dock to suite it!

    On March 17, 2014

  • Rick says...

    I’ll be getting a RetinaBook soon to replace a Macbook Air and a Mac Pro. I work in a ‘garden office’ (A fancy shed conversion) and security is always a worry. Being able to plug 3 screens into the RetinaBook will mean I can take the computer out with me when I finish work!

    I know you’ll probably not want requests but if I could have one it would be that the Henge dock for the retinabook needs to have connections for both sides, so we can take advantage of the HDMI in addition to the wo thunderbolt ports without the need for plugging in the HDMI cable manually (as its on the opposite side of the laptop).

    I’ll be one of the first in line for the Henge dock for this beastly laptop! :)

    On March 17, 2014

  • Drew says...

    Any update on a dock for the retina display MacBook pro? Just ordered mine and should be delivered in a few weeks? Will a henge dock be ready by then???

    On March 17, 2014

  • Brian says...

    Excellent! So glad to know a Hengedock for the retinabook is coming! Hopefully there will be preorders!

    On March 17, 2014

  • Geoff says...

    …I’ll be second ;-) Please keep us posted…

    On March 17, 2014

  • Keith says...

    My new MBP with Retina arrives on Tuesday… can’t wait to get it… but the down side is that my 17" MBP and henge dock will go to someone else and I’ll be dockless (Hengeless?). I can’t wait until you guys have the new version ready, I’ll order it the first day… I’ll even pre-order it if it gets it to me sooner.

    Keep up the good work

    On March 17, 2014

  • Pallu says...

    We’ll post a preorder link sometime soon. Keep checking our website for an announcement!

    On March 17, 2014

  • Pallu says...

    Thanks for the feedback! We are working on designs and will make an announcement soon.

    On March 17, 2014

  • Mike says...

    My MBP Retina arrives this Wednesday. Anxiously awaiting a Henge dock for it!!

    On March 17, 2014

  • Brian says...

    Will the Henge dock for the Macbook Pro Retina allow for the computer to be open rather than requiring it to be closed like your Macbook Air docks? Something like the LandingZone dock (http://landingzone.net/) for the Macbook Pro Retina would be great. Thanks!

    On March 17, 2014

  • Jack says...

    I love my 17-inch MacBook Pro Henge Dock. I have ordered a MBP Retina Display.
    Can I pre-order a Retina Display Henge Dock?

    On March 17, 2014

  • Pallu says...

    Thanks! We hope to get a preorder link up soon.

    On March 17, 2014

  • Pallu says...

    Thanks! We hope to get a preorder link up as soon as we have more details about the new dock. Stay tuned!

    On March 17, 2014

  • Pallu says...

    Thanks for the interest in Henge Docks! We hope to share some information about the new dock soon.

    On March 17, 2014

  • Pallu says...

    We are currently working on designs and will release more information as soon as we have it!

    On March 17, 2014

  • Pallu says...

    Thanks for the note! We will keep everyone posted on the new design and release date when we have more info.

    On March 17, 2014

  • Anthony says...

    My rMBP is in transit and I am very interested in a Hengedock for it. Looking forward to see what you guys come up with.

    BTW, this Customer Service Blog is great! Keep up the good work. Now, if only Intuit would take some lessons from you and come out with a decent Quicken App for iOS, all would be right in the world!

    On March 17, 2014

  • Alex says...

    Any idea on timing for the release of this? A month or quarter even?

    On March 17, 2014

  • Martin says...

    Could you combine your already proved Henge Dock together with the (still not in production) Landingzone. I think the result will be gorgeous and bring us the best docking ever made fot the beatiful MBP Retina.

    On March 17, 2014

  • Pallu says...

    Thanks! Stay tuned for more updates.

    On March 17, 2014

  • Pallu says...

    We are hard at work on the design and will make an announcement as soon as we have more info to share!

    On March 17, 2014

  • Manuel says...

    Hello!

    I would like to pre-order a henge dock for my MacBook Pro Retina.
    Hope it will be available at the beginning of august.

    Thanks for the great work of producing this excellent docking stations.

    On March 17, 2014

  • Pallu says...

    No release date yet, but we hope to post some more product info soon. Thanks for your patience!

    On March 17, 2014

  • Pallu says...

    Thanks! We hope to have some more info on the Retina dock soon.

    On March 17, 2014

  • Pallu says...

    We plan to do this as soon as we have more product information to release. Thanks for your patience!

    On March 17, 2014

  • Anxiously Awaiting Desk Space says...

    I see you’re able to collect emails for your “CLIQUE left handed pre-order”.

    Why not set up an email collection/list for Macbook Pro Retina Display owners to join, to inform us all when you do release it for sale?

    This way we won’t be frustratingly checking your site and posting “When will it be available?” on this blog, over and over.

    I love your products. Please help us stay connected to product releases. Thanks.

    On March 17, 2014

  • Red says...

    Please define “soon”! I’ll have to look elsewhere unless you can provide an ETA on the new Retina display dock…

    On March 17, 2014

  • Felipe says...

    Any updates on the availability of this dock?

    On March 17, 2014

  • Jimmy says...

    I’m not quite sure I understand the point of this post. You have it… you’re generating buzz for your product. That’s all fine and good, but every request for more information, a tentative release date(ie, 3rd or 4th quarter,etc) are rebuffed with “thank you for your patience” and “more info is coming soon”.

    This post is already nearly a month old. At this rate, I’ll have the USB 3.0 updated Thunderbolt 27" display before your product is released.

    On March 17, 2014

  • Pallu says...

    Thanks! We hope to have a preorder link out soon.

    On March 17, 2014

  • Jimmy says...

    Could be a week, could be a year… but rest assured they have a rMBP and have taken pictures of themselves measuring it!

    On March 17, 2014

  • Jimmy says...

    That’s okay.

    I bought a MiniDP to HDMI cable, an HDMI cable, a USB 3.0 Dock that I leave all of my USB peripherals plugged into and a 1/8" stereo extension cable.

    “Docking” my retina takes all of about 1 minute and I can use both of my monitors just fine.

    The complete lack of information about ANYTHING regarding this dock is why I purchased the above ~$60 worth of stuff.

    On March 17, 2014

  • Chris says...

    I think what’s frustrating here is that you’ve been telling people you’ll post information SOON. Maybe instead you should just be more forthcoming about the process, like: we’re still designing what the product will look like – then we’ll start producing and testing prototypes – then we’ll start our first production run – and then we can start taking orders and give a timing on shipping and delivery. Realistically that sounds like 4-6 months to me. Unless of course you tell us something otherwise – like SOON…

    On March 17, 2014

  • Pallu says...

    Sorry Jimmy, we know it’s frustrating to wait but we just don’t have the info to release yet.

    On March 17, 2014

  • Craig says...

    Let me know when the Retna dock is available. Thanks.

    On March 17, 2014

  • Kurt says...

    Debating whether to get a clear skin to protect my MBPr from scratches. Do Henge docks provide enough extra space to be able to dock with a thin skin applied?

    On March 17, 2014

  • Andrew says...

    It has been over a month since your last blog post. I dot know if it is still considered “soon”, but can we please have an update? Thanks! My MBPwRd is eagerly awaiting a dock.

    On March 17, 2014

  • Ken says...

    One item I hope you are addressing is that users of your docks necessarily have external monitors.

    Likely, this monitor is an Apple Cinema Display (either MDP or Thunderbolt).
    These Apple displays have a very convenient power pass through. However, currently these displays support the MagSafe 1 connector. To use this power passthrough with a MPB Retina requires use of the MagSafe1 to MagSafe 2 converter.

    To me, the Henge Dock MagSafe “Bracket” was one of the top features on your prior products. Any MagSafe1 could be locked into the dock – very convenient.

    I hope the potential need for this MagSafe converter is part of your development and that you have/will design the perfect piece of plastic to complement this very useful feature.

    If not, users will not be able to use the passthrough, but will need to use a MagSafe2 power supply instead (not optimal).

    Thanks,

    On March 17, 2014

  • Eric says...

    I agree with Chris. There are a lot of steps in building the product, and we understand that. But the lack of any information is quite frustrating. I need two MBP Retina docks and I don’t mind waiting a bit, but right now it feels like it could be 2014 before we know anything.

    On March 17, 2014

  • Chris says...

    Hi Hedge Docks,

    Big fan of your products.

    Is there an expected timeframe as to the release date for the MBPr dock?

    Cannot wait for its release!

    Cheers,
    Chris

    On March 17, 2014

  • Pallu says...

    Sorry to hear that Jason. Thanks for considering Henge Docks.

    On March 17, 2014

  • Jason says...

    First MB here and I have been looking for a quality dock. Unfortunately I am going to pass on Henge due to the way their PR is handled, in conjunction with the fact reviews are hit/miss. I’d figure the delay was due to precision but that seems to be a complaint of previous devices from the company so…

    Dont spur attention for a device just to consistently request patience. This post is 2 months old and still no development. Things dont move quickly here. :(

    On March 17, 2014

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