Henge Docks 2016 MacBook Pro Docks Simplify Connectivity

Henge Docks make adding connectivity to your 2016 MacBook Pro as simple as plugging it into a stylish centerpiece on your desk.

There are three new MacBook Pro docks designed to fit the 2016 MacBook Pro like a glove. Dock your new MacBook Pro and you’ll turn the USB C ports into all the connectivity that you need to connect to monitors, hard drives and other accessories.

There is a new Henge Tethered Docking Station that matches the look and feel of the new MacBook as well as two more traditional MacBook Pro docking stations. Henge Docks announced these three new MacBook Pro accessories at CES 2017 alongside inclusion in Apple’s Authorized Business Solution Provider program.

The Henge tethered 2016 MacBook Pro dock delivers easy connectivity with a single cable.
The Henge tethered 2016 MacBook Pro dock delivers easy connectivity with a single cable.

The first Tethered Docking Station from Henge Docks includes an 85 watt power supply that can charge the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro. In all this dock adds; three USB 3 ports, two Mini DisplayPorts, SD card reader, Gigabit Ethernet, audio port and USB-C or Thunderbolt 3. The last connectivity option depends on the model you buy. The Tethered Dock retails or $199.

You can rest the MacBook Pro on the Tethered Docking station while in use, and it also connects with the new Vertical Dock for added connectivity. The Henge Docks Tethered Docking Station ships in March.

The vertical 2016 MacBook Pro dock from Henge.
The vertical 2016 MacBook Pro dock from Henge.

The Vertical Docking Station from Henge Docks is, as the name implies, a vertical MacBook Pro dock for the newest models. This supports pass through connectivity for USB C or Thunderbolt 3 and delivers instant access to everything you need at your desk. Drop the 2016 MacBook Pro into this dock to quickly connect to displays and other desktop accessories. The Henge Docks Vertical Dock for the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar will arrive this Spring for the 13-inch and 15-inch models. The Vertical 2016 MacBook Pro retails for $149.

The Henge Docks Vertical Dock for the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar will arrive this Spring for the 13-inch and 15-inch models. The Vertical 2016 MacBook Pro retails for $149.

The Henge Horizontal 2016 MacBook Pro dock.
The Henge Horizontal 2016 MacBook Pro dock.

If you prefer to use the display, the Horizontal Docking Station for the 2016 MacBook Pro secures your laptop into a sleek design that even includes a security option with a Kensington Lock. This includes 13 added ports and supports up to four additional displays. This vertical MacBook Pro dock is available for the 13-inch and the 15-inch MacBook Pro with TouchBar and arrives in Spring 2017.

This vertical MacBook Pro dock is available for the 13-inch and the 15-inch MacBook Pro with TouchBar and arrives in Spring 2017.  The Horizontal 2016 MacBook Pro docking station retials for $499.

Henge Docks are now part of Apple’s Authorized Business Solution Provider program which allows users to bundle the dock and other Henge Docks accessories like the Clique directly to the purchase and save up to $150 with a bundle.

Best MacBook Pro Accessories (2016 & 2017)

USB C to Lightning Cable

USB C to Lightning Cable
$25.00 from Apple

When it comes to connecting your iPhone to your MacBook Pro, the best option is to buy a USB C to Lightning cable instead of using an adapter that is more likely to get lost or left at home. Sure, an adapter would double as a USB adapter for other devices, but we're looking to remove adapters as possible.

I own two of these cables and I love them. Not only can I connect my iPhone directly to the Mac, but if I plug this cable into my MacBook Pro charger I can fast charge my iPhone X. This also works for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. When fast charging the iPhone charges up to 50% in 30 minutes. 

Apple sells two official USB C to Lightning cables.

  • USB-C to Lightning Cable 1 M - $25 at Apple
  • USB-C to Lightning Cable 2 M - $35 at Apple

You can use this to charge your iPhone or iPad, sync to iTunes and even to use with Duet to use your iPad as a second display for your 2016 MacBook Pro.

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