Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Hands on: LandingZone dock for MacBook Air

updated 10:45 pm EST, Fri January 27, 2012

First look at Kickstarter project

Several successful Kickstarter projects are currently on hand at the Macworld iWorld expo for potential customers to try out, including LandingZone's docking station for the MacBook Air. Electronista initially wrote about the device before it had gathered enough funding to pass through the Kickstarter program, so we were excited to get a chance to see it in person.

As the MacBook Air becomes more powerful, many owners may find that it is capable of serving as a desktop machine when connected to an external display. The scant number of ports on the small notebook make such configurations difficult, however the LandingZone dock attempts to overcome the limitation.

The dock clamps onto the few ports that the Air does provide, expanding the USB connections into four ports alongside Ethernet and Mini DisplayPort connections. The build quality seems solid, while the slight lift at the notebook hinge is perfect for typing on the Air itself.

We like the LandingZone dock, though the lack of Thunderbolt compatibility may be a deal breaker for some buyers. Customers will be able to purchase separate models for the 11- or 13-inch Airs, each priced at $199.







By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. Roger Ramjet

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: May 2011

    +4

    Handy. But...

    You lost me at the $199.00.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News