HydraDock Adds 11 Ports to the New 12-Inch MacBook

HydraDock Adds 11 Ports to the New 12-Inch MacBook

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HydraDock is a USB-C dock for the new 12-inch Retina MacBook.

Apple's new notebook comes with just one USB Type-C port. The single port leaves users looking for solutions to connect all their external devices. The company has already released several adapters and now third party accessory manufacturers are getting in on the action.

KickShark is seeking funding for the HydraDock via KickStarter:

Anybody considering the new Apple MacBook pauses when confronted by that single USB-C port — thinking about just how they would use their favorite accessories with that one port.HydraDock ends that whole line of thinking by giving you ports for anything you may want or need — from displays and networking, to storage and printers and cameras, to keyboards, mice, and trackpads, and more. 11 normal ports — not just one.

Functionality
HydraDock is named after the multi-headed mythological serpent, and expands the single USB-C port on the MacBook into an array of eleven useful ports, including:

1 — 3.5mm stereo headphone port
1 — Gigabit Ethernet port
1 — SDXC card slot
1 — Mini DisplayPort (up to 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, w/HDCP)
1 — HDMI (up to 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, w/HDCP)
4 — USB 3.0 ports
2 — USB-C ports (data only, no video)

You can pledge $129 to the KickStarter project to get on of the first units. So far $22,733 has been pledged of the $35,000 goal with 28 days left to go.

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HydraDock Adds 11 Ports to the New 12-Inch MacBook

HydraDock Adds 11 Ports to the New 12-Inch MacBook

HydraDock Adds 11 Ports to the New 12-Inch MacBook
Ren - June 1, 2015 at 3:22pm
This https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nonda/get-your-macbook-ports-back?ref=category is a better option.
Justabrake - April 19, 2015 at 1:15pm
Bottom line is if carrying a notebook I don't want dangling adapters to carry along and stuff in my laptop bag, What is Apple trying to do make money off of adapters like selling there cheap iPhone charges that break every 6 months ! Of course.
FTW - April 19, 2015 at 2:35pm
First off cables will last if you actually take care of it properly, second what makes you think Apple would do that for adapters, why not use one cable you intend to use, heck even if you needed adapters, just switch the other end of the USB-c as if you wanted a different type of plug. (When it will happen of course)
Greg Neutra - April 18, 2015 at 1:38pm
This might be okay if the USB-C pass through supported charging. No charging with this dock attached is a deal breaker.
FTW - April 18, 2015 at 2:28pm
My thoughts exactly. What if we made a USB-c adapter where it's MagSafe 1/2 with USB-c ports next to it, like up to 4 or 5?
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