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LandingZone promises simple dock for MacBook Air owners

updated 02:50 pm EST, Mon November 28, 2011

$140 device simplifies connecting peripherals

Startup InfiniWing is offering a simple but elegant docking solution for the MacBook Air. The LandingZone can connect one of these ultra-thins to power, a monitor, 100 Mbps Ethernet, and up to four USB devices. An owner simply drops the MacBook Air onto the dock and then locks it in place with a lever.

The docking station comes in one of two versions to accommodate either an 11-inch or 13-inch MacBook Air (2010 or later). Although not ThunderBolt-ready, a built in Mini DisplayPort can support a display with resolution of up to 2560x1440. There is a locking port for an optional Kensington lock.

InfiniWing is developing the docking station with support from Kickstarter, the funding platform for creative projects. Under the program, InfiniWing must attract $50,000 by January 1. If it does, it will get funding money. "Patrons" who do commit to the product will get it for $140. Afterwards, the price will jump to $200. To date, LandingZone has attracted 87 backers who have pledged $13,263 of the target amount. [via Wired]












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  1. wr11

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    Does not support thunderbolt

    Too bad this isn't driven by the thunderbolt port - It would have been exponentially better. I understand that the parts and licensing costs are currently too high.

  1. MyRightEye

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    Ack.

    Keep it in CLEAR plastic, not white!

  1. facebook_Charlie

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    Waste of money...

    It's two cables to hook up when using the Apple 27" thunderbolt monitor.

  1. ASIMO

    Mac Elite

    Joined: May 2002

    -1

    Ugh.

    What a monstrosity.

    All I want is to be able to lock down my MB Air. I think that Apple really missed an opportunity to fashion a slimmer slot and sell their own Kensington-style lock. It doesn't even have to be heavy duty -- just something so that I can leave the Air unattended for a few minutes to take a pee or get coffee.

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