LandingZone Unveils Docking Station for the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
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Silicon Valley-based company LandingZone has unveiled its new Docking Station for the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar. The company includes engineers and designers who have worked with Apple, IDEO and Samsung, all of whom had a hand in getting its new docks to market. With a massive 16 ports, it completely eliminates the need for dongles while providing users with plenty of connectivity options.
Apple's latest MacBook Pros come with only four USB-C ports. As such, it can be annoying to add a dongle for each peripheral that you might want to use while we all wait for USB-C peripherals to become more common. The LandingZone Docking Station addresses these shortcomings with 16 ports and other features:
- 3 USB 3.1 Type-C Ports (Data Only / No Video)
- 2 USB 3.1 Type-A Ports (Data Only)
- 1 USB 3.1 Type-A Port (Data & 1.5A High Speed Charging)
- USB Type-C Passthrough Port
- HDMI Port (3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz)
- Mini DisplayPort & HDMI Port (3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz)
- Gigabit Ethernet Port
- SD Card Slot
- Micro SD Card Slot
- Two-way Audio Port
- Built-in Kensington Security Slot compatible with all the Kensington Laptop Locks (sold separately) to secure the MacBook
- 3-Color LED Status Indicator Light
- 96W LandingZone Power Adapter to charge the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and power the docking station
Although the The LandingZone Docking Station omits Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, it keeps a port free on either side of your MacBook Pro, so you can still add Thunderbolt 3 peripherals should you choose. It is retailing for US$299 on the company's website with an Education Discount available for eligible students.