Vertical Retina Dock Review Round-up

The news is out and reviews are in for the latest addition to the Henge Docks lineup - the Vertical Docking Station for MacBook Pro with Retina Display is a hit! We’re very excited that these news docks have had such a successful release, and are receiving such great press! Editors Choice, 10 out of 10, thumbs up, simply awesome... These are just a few of the many accolades bestowed upon the Vertical Retina Dock so far.

Apple Insider was the first to review the new dock, giving it a 4.5 out of 5 stars! It's "one of the best laptop docking solutions" they've ever seen. "Henge Docks is flexing its design muscle with the Retina MacBook Pro Vertical Docking Station. The new metal body is more sturdy than previous models, while the seemingly minor additions of a screw cover and cable organizer simply add to perceived build quality." Our product designers definitely enjoyed that compliment!

Editor’s Choice came from Geek Beat TV. Ben Roethig said, "If you use an Apple Thunderbolt display or other large screen display (or TV) with your MacBook Pro with Retina Display, the Henge Docks Metal Edition Vertical Dock is something you definitely want to get. You’ll save a bunch of desktop space, cool your MacBook, and the cable management makes your desk a lot cleaner. This is a great product that looks fantastic and is virtually indestructible." Ben also said, "Cons: Apple has not bought Henge Docks and included one with every MacBook sold. This is as close to a perfect companion as you can get,” which is certainly our favorite line of all the reviews!

Apple Daily Report continued the high praise, rating the dock a perfect 10 out of 10! "The advantage of this sort of set-up is that you can have all the advantages of a desktop arrangement (bigger screen, better speakers, etc.), but can disconnect your MacBook Pro and take it with it whether you’re hitting the road or simply want to work from your living room or bed,” said reviewer Dennis Sellers.

Daniel Cohen’s review title in Gear Diary summed it up perfectly: “MacBook Pro + iMac + Henge Docks Vertical Docking Station = Awesome.” He elaborated, "The Henge Docks Vertical Docking Station is as refined a dock as you are going to find. It saves space, keeps your laptop safe, controls cables so you desk isn’t a mess and simply delivers on its promise of a superb dock that looks great and functions even better. This is a computer accessory I can recommend without hesitation! If your MacBook Pro doubles as your desktop stop reading this review and go buy it. Seriously, it is that impressive.” We thank Daniel for his glowing recommendation!

The dock received a thumbs up from Julie Strietelmeier at The Gadgeteer. Julie says, "This is a very well made docking station that helps you unclutter your desk and organize cables. The dock provides an easy way to connect all your peripherals to your laptop while maintaining portability." She also put up some excellent photos of the dock, including a before and after of her desk with the new dock. It looks great!

The most recent review came from David Temple at Appletell - with a 4 out of 5 rating! He states, "The Henge Docks vertical laptop dock is a stylish piece of engineering, and it does its job very well." Once again, a great compliment for our product designers, of whom we are very proud for their dedication to ensuring this dock is of the highest standards.

The Henge Docks team is very proud of the enthusiasm for and success surrounding the Vertical Docking Station for MacBook Pro with Retina Display. These great reviews and high demand for an Apple docking station led us to record sales and a sold out situation that is just ending now.  

All of these reviews, and all of our interactions with our customers further motivate us in our drive to design and produce the best docking stations and accessories on the market. We thank you all very much for your interest and support for our company and our products!

For those of you who have purchased the Vertical Retina Dock - stay tuned to our blog, Facebook, and Twitter, as we’ll be having a contest soon featuring your Docks in the Wild!

  • Henge Docks says...

    @Meldgaard – with prices from our European distributor, those include VAT. You are of course welcome to purchase directly from our website, but you will be required to pay additional customs fees once the package reaches your country.

    On November 18, 2014

  • Meldgaard says...

    So the docks have been released now in Europe.
    The cost is €99,99, + 23 vat + 15 delivery making it €137,98 for me in Denmark.
    This makes it cheaper to buy it from USA at $ 119.00 + $ 50.10 shipping which equals $ 169.10.
    So I have been waiting to get it cheaper and in the end it actually costs more?

    On November 14, 2014

  • Paola says...

    Any news about the Vertical Retina Docks for the European market? It’s November and the European site Still titles “coming soon” on the home page. I really want to buy one, but if I have to wait, let’s say, one or two more months, I’d rather prefer to buy from the American website. By the way, which is the estimated shipping time to Italy?

    On November 08, 2014

  • Henge Docks says...

    Our European distributor has these docks, they are now working on their release date.

    On October 14, 2014

  • Jacob says...

    So now it is October. You have stated several times that these docks would be launched for international customers in October. That is (as every other time you promised something) again not the case. Lying much?

    On October 06, 2014

  • Henge Docks says...

    The Vertical Retina Docks are currently in transit to our European distributor. They should be available very soon!

    On September 03, 2014

  • Baptiste says...

    Docks are still “coming soon” on your European website!!! We cannot pre-order them!!!

    This is very frustrating…

    On September 03, 2014

  • Jacob says...

    So tomorrow it has been exactly 4 weeks from the 25th of July, it is gonna be exciting to see if they miss yet another deadline (spoiler: I think they will).

    On August 21, 2014

  • Tim Gillespie says...

    I would, but I need to get mine first. .. Then I can

    Wish I didn’t have to have one to enter.. cuz they are darn impossible to get!

    On August 05, 2014

  • Henge Docks says...

    Jacob – because we had such a high order volume from our website for the Vertical Retina Docks, we were backordered on stock for our distributors. A share of these docks is currently in transit to them. We apologize for the delay, and for any inconvenience!

    On July 28, 2014

  • Jacob says...

    Once again you fail to estimate a correct time frame:

    “Henge Docks
    June 25, 2014
    Our European distributor will have these docks in 5-6 weeks!”

    That is NOT four weeks from July 25.

    When will the lying and the keeping the customers in the dark stop???

    On July 28, 2014

  • Henge Docks says...

    Austin – great video, thank you!

    Joseph – these docks will be at our European distributor in about 4 weeks!

    On July 25, 2014

  • Austin Ellsworth says...

    I’ve also put together a pretty complete video with an unbox, setup, and review if you guys are interested in using it or checking it out, help yourself.

    On July 24, 2014

  • Joseph McCowie says...

    Awesome reviews! I hope us loyal UK fans get a chance in this competition too – looking forward to the docks being available on your European site :-)

    On July 23, 2014

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