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Finally: The Horizontal Dock

Horizontal Dock
At CES, Henge Docks unveiled a new, groundbreaking Horizontal Docking Station for Apple notebook computers featuring support for up to three external displays, access to 14 ports, and a solid metal chassis. With automatic docking and optional expansion software, the Horizontal Dock sets a new standard in convenience and versatility for users of MacBook computers. We know people have been waiting a long time for a solution like this, ourselves included!
A high precision, four‐point positioning system effortlessly aligns the computer during docking for a smooth switch to a desktop workstation. With the touch of a button, the electronic docking and undocking process takes under two seconds! The Horizontal Dock for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display can connect three external displays, six USB 3.0 peripherals, two audio devices, an Ethernet connection, an SD Card, a FireWire 800 device and power. The Horizontal Dock’s dual audio ports enable users to switch between multiple audio input and output devices directly from OS X. No more swapping plugs between headphones and external speakers!

The Horizontal Docking Station is available for no-­commitment preorder through Henge Docks’ online store for the 11-­inch and 13-­inch MacBook Air, as well as the 13-­inch and 15‐inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The Horizontal Docking Station will be priced starting at $249. A Thunderbolt enabled version of the Horizontal Docking Station will start at $349.


61 Comments

Henge Docks
Henge Docks

September 30, 2016

@Benjamin, sorry to hear that! Please submit a ticket through the Support Portal on our website here: http://support.hengedocks.com/support/home. One of our Customer Support Advocates will be able to help you with troubleshooting. Thanks!

Benjamin
Benjamin

September 30, 2016

I have the horizontal dock with my 13" Macbook Pro and it is not charging the battery at all. It says “plugged in” and “battery not charging” – that can’t be right… Help!

Henge Docks
Henge Docks

December 29, 2014

@Timothy – we do apologize for the delay. We’ve been frustrated as well. But the Horizontal Dock will be released very soon, in conjunction with CES 2015. We’re very busy ramping up for release!

Timothy Drew
Timothy Drew

December 21, 2014

Your announced release dates have all passed. You are either lying to us about this product, or simply not capable of bringing it to market. I asked for an ACTUAL release date, which you did not supply, but boasted the Horizontal Dock would be featured at CES 2014 – as it has been in years past at other events. CES 2014 has come and gone. Which leads the frustrated customer to assume that you yourselves do not even have a timeline for this product. Are you even in production? If you are not, the Horizontal is at least a year away and specs for the MacBook pro will have changed – so you will have to design a whole new product. Why won’t you be honest with us obviously eager customers about where you are in the development timeline?

James
James

May 20, 2014

Woold like to know if the vents on the horizontal docks left/right looks good but to what extent it would help to relax the overheating.
As the platform on which the Macbook rest on the dock is a whole dock without any holes or pockets to dissipate the heat through the vents below.
Second if u could get inside a cooling fan as there is already vents on the dock, that would be a great dock product with cooling as i haven’t seen any such product out there and this would add an extra feature to the Horizontal dock station.

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

No it shouldn’t affect the battery at all.

Martin Post
Martin Post

March 17, 2014

Dear Sir, madam,

Congratulations. It’s worthwhile waiting. I ’am only wondering if the Horizontal Docking Station is not shorten the battery life of MacBook Pro with Retina Display?

With Kind Regards,

Martin Post.

Andrew Bernard
Andrew Bernard

March 17, 2014

I cannot believe this is the dock I have been waiting almost a year for. I (as I am sure most of your FORMER customers) wanted a dock like the ones you currently offer for the other MacBook Pros to use with my Retina Display MBP. They are sleek and reduce clutter on my desk. This thing takes up MORE space than my MacBook Pro, and is WAY more expensive than your regular docks. I do not want a port replicator – I just want a DOCK. Totally missed the mark on this one. Not only is this the wrong product, but you have also made former customers wait for nothing. You have lost my business and I will not recommend your products ever again.

Timothy D. Swieter, P.E.
Timothy D. Swieter, P.E.

March 17, 2014

What a neat design! I like this dock and I am eager to see how it performs with the multiple monitors and swipping between desktops. It seems to me that Apple has some improvement they could make in OSX for multi-monitor setups.

I am curious to the electronic dock it in action too.

I was getting all excited, but my enthusiasm was doused slightly when I read it won’t be available till Q3 or Q4. I guess we need to wait for perfection. I’ll keep checking back!

John
John

March 17, 2014

Will there be a dock for us pre retina display owners or will the focus be only on the retina display? After studying the connection on the retina laptops they are identical to mine except the fact i have usb 2 and not usb 3 but usb 3 is backward compatible. So will it work with 2012 none retina Mac book Pro?

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

We are still going to release a vertical dock.

val
val

March 17, 2014

Cool but when ?

Kostis
Kostis

March 17, 2014

Dear Pallu,

Just wanted to add my voice: please make one for the 15" Macbook Pro (non-retina)

thanks,
Kostis

z33k3r
z33k3r

March 17, 2014

Why is it that all of these options require your device to NOT be inside a protective case? The whole idea is that you’re using a mobile system and when you’re mobile, you protect your $2500 investment… I was super excited to see a built in USB 3.0 hub + Thunderbolt hub + Ethernet… but was let down that I would not be able to use the product with my Speck case… There’s no way I’d take my shinny MBPr 15" out of it’s case just to dock it… Now I’m left to dream of the same unit as a standalone hub, or a station that supports cases… again I’m sadly disappointed.

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

At this time, we’re not sure if we will support additional models beyond the Retinas and Airs, but we’ll post more info when we have it.

Hi
Hi

March 17, 2014

Hi Pallu,
The small footprint of a vertical dock is a big/necessary appeal for me, looking forward to seeing it.

I was hoping the horizontal dock would support the HDMI out, as on first glance a horizontal dock seems to be the only way to do that. I am sure there is a reason it was excluded from the design?

Great work guys thank you for putting the effort in making docks for us mac users.

Chris
Chris

March 17, 2014

When will this be available to purchase?

Raghu
Raghu

March 17, 2014

How can I buy one?

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

Yes you can!

TweakingMac.com
TweakingMac.com

March 17, 2014

Hi Pallu, can we use this new horizontal dock with MBP screen closed? Thanks!

nwdrift
nwdrift

March 17, 2014

Let me get this right… while you had your whole team working on these “cool” new products… you had no one making minor adjustments to your current henge dock design to work with the mbp retina??

D
D

March 17, 2014

Will you be able to use the mirroring function with different monitors?

Alejandro Rmz
Alejandro Rmz

March 17, 2014

What are the specs of the Thunderbolt-enabled version of the dock? How many T/B ports will it have? Why was the HDMI port left out?

Thanks.

Matthew
Matthew

March 17, 2014

Wow, how many of us are still waiting on a vertical dock for the rMBP? The single most appealing thing about Henge Docks are the space they save, and yet the only dock on the horizon takes up more space than the rMBP does by itself. 8 months in and still not even a projected date. It’s almost like you guys don’t want to make money.

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

These will be out in Q3 of 2013.

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

The Retina docks are in manufacturing now.

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

Yes, you will!

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

Yes!

Bruno
Bruno

March 17, 2014

Will I be able to connect a monitor in the nom Thunderbolt-enabled version of this dock?

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

We don’t have the full specs to release quite yet!

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

You can use other monitors. Our photo shows 3 Dell monitors.

MattL
MattL

March 17, 2014

Hi Pallu

This is going to be a silly question but do these docks have the ability to connect to three non-apple (i.e Dell or something similar) displays? Or are only Apple displays supported?

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

We plan to release the horizontal docks for the MBPs with Retina Display and and for the MB Airs.

Fred
Fred

March 17, 2014

Will the dock be compatible with the mbp 2012 – non retina

Andrew
Andrew

March 17, 2014

If you connect multiple monitors are they each seen as discrete displays? I’ve seen commonly with other multi monitor solutions they are managed as one large (wide) resolution (i.e. 3840×1080). I’m really hoping the Henge dock would see them as 2x 1920×1080 displays.

Also could you run two or three 2560×1440 displays?

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

Thanks Scott – we will have more info to release about these products later in the year.

Scott
Scott

March 17, 2014

I would strongly suggest a non-retina model for 13 and 15’ models. The corporate market is saturated with these models and a functional dock such as this has been a pipe dream for years. The vertical solution does not match the quality of the apple products you place in them, but this one seems to.

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

We have cutouts on the design where the vents are and exhaust through the back so overheating should not be an issue!

Leone
Leone

March 17, 2014

What about heat? Is the horizontal version prepared to deal with heat ? Or the design simply doesn’t care about it – trusting the counter-heat system of the macbook itself) ?

Rick
Rick

March 17, 2014

Was just wondering if the new dock is still on schedule for a Q3 release?

Cheers :)

Derek
Derek

March 17, 2014

late to the party but…

Can you imagine how difficult it would be for a vendor to account for the dozens of different cases there are for a single model of macbook pro? What you’re asking for is insane.

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

We have not released final specs yet but plan to soon.

Fernando
Fernando

March 17, 2014

What will the 3 outputs be on the non-Thunderbolt version? HDMI?

Xiaofan
Xiaofan

March 17, 2014

Hi Pallu,

The dock seems great and I believe it’s almost ready to release!!
Just can’t wait~

Johnny
Johnny

March 17, 2014

But you should be able to give us an approx. date now? Is it 2-3 weeks or 2-4 months away? Q3 is now gone and we have entered Q4 .. so there must be a new date? =)

Henge Docks
Henge Docks

March 17, 2014

If you signed up for the preorder, you’ll get an email as soon as we have info about the release date.

Chad
Chad

March 17, 2014

I can’t wait for the The Horizontal Docking Station I will be the first to buy it, do you have any more specific release date yet? Your The Horizontal Docking Station will make life so much easier for me.

Terry
Terry

March 17, 2014

Oh shutup you sook. It’s the perfect dock

Henge Docks
Henge Docks

March 17, 2014

It is – it might not be quite within the next month but we should have a more specific timeframe available soon.

Henge Docks
Henge Docks

March 17, 2014

We should have some final specs to release soon that will answer specific questions about displays, etc.

David
David

March 17, 2014

What about dual-boot Macbook Pros, Will the hardware work in Windows 8 too? (Love Macs, but work as Windows System Analyst.) Any chance the 3 displays will be recognized as individual displays? No one large display?

Rick
Rick

March 17, 2014

Come on guys you must have something for us? No news, blog’s not been updated in a while…almost seems like you’ve gone into administration or something…

Alex
Alex

March 17, 2014

Q3 has now passed. Is it going to be Q4 this year or Q1 2014?

l.lee
l.lee

March 17, 2014

Will the new horizontal dock for the MacBook pro 15" retina work with the Mid 2012 MacBook Pro 15" with LCD display (non retina)?

Drew
Drew

March 17, 2014

Any word on a release date? I’m looking at switching to a MacBook Pro retina as my work computer and would like a lower hassle docking station.

Chad
Chad

March 17, 2014

I have decided that the horizontal docking station is the snuffleupagus of docking stations! I mean the website has said available Q3 2013 forever. Can’t you guys give us something better than a date that has already passed??
I will be the first to buy this if you actually release it. I am frustrated!

Ryan
Ryan

March 17, 2014

Gotta love promise ware.

Without being rude, and very appreciative you are even making a dock and responding to these comments, if you have not even released a decent picture or specs for the device yet how are we meant to trust that it will be available in the near future. The fact that you have no info at all about it tells us that it is still being conceptualised, so full blown production is barely on the horizon at this point meaning actual availability of the product is not likely till at least half way through next year.

Since you are obviously still at the drawing board let me throw my 2 cents into the ring, dont even bother making this hub unless you can daisy chain thunderbolt from it, have a good amount of usb 3 ports.

It’s unlikely that this tactic is an apple-esk marketing strategy to keep it secret and built intrigue, since there is no point, so it is obvious you are just stringing people along until you actually work out what you’re doing with your products.

Might i suggest instead of this strategy, be honest with us, if you tell us its still in the works we will stick by you, if you consistently let us down with incorrect dates of when you will release product and or info you will quickly lose interest and any reputation you may have built in the past.

andrew chen
andrew chen

March 17, 2014

Can’t wait!

Chelsea A
Chelsea A

March 17, 2014

Tom, we thank you for your input. We plan to have updates out soon that detail our progress and will let our customers know exactly what’s going on.

Tom
Tom

March 17, 2014

Honestly, it looks like you guys may have bit off more than you can chew on this one. Maybe it was just too big a product development step to take all at once. Here I am, with my Spring 2013 13" MB Pro Retina, wondering if the long-promised Horizontal Dock will even be released before you have to move on to more recent MB Pro models. And I must say that your lack of communication on where things actually stand IS WORKING AGAINST YOU in terms of company reputation and customer patience and trust. When I look at your blog, the last thing I want to see in ANOTHER entry on the Gravitas products. Just “fess up” on timeline — be straightforward — we can take it.

Tim
Tim

March 17, 2014

A year later and no dock. Q3 and Q4 have already passed.

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