Now that you've ordered that fancy new MacBook, you'll need a dock to keep your cables tidy when you're out and about, right? Kanex has decided to produce a dock that ditches Display and Thunderbolt-out posts in favor of something a little more elegant, and most importantly, cheaper. The simpleDock is a hefty (trust us) rubber-and-metal sled that offers three USB 3.0 ports, a 10W USB 2.0 charging slot and Gigabit Ethernet. Connecting to your Mac (or PC) over a micro-USB 3.0 port and with its own power supply, there's even a slot so you can pass through a cable onto the top shelf, making it an ideal platform-agnostic smartphone dock as well. It's available from right about now, and will set you back $119.
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Kanex Launches simpleDock: a 3-in-1 Docking Station for MacBook
Features USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet and Smartphone Charging
BREA, CA – October 22, 2013 – Kanex®, a leader of innovative connectivity solutions for homes and businesses worldwide, today announced the availability of Kanex simpleDock: a 3-in-1 docking station for MacBook.
"simpleDock is just that – simple," said Kelvin Yan, president of Kanex. "It has the essential ports you need to expand and dock your MacBook quickly and easily - it's even got a simple price point." simpleDock gives users the convenience to easily connect everyday peripherals to their MacBook with just one cable. It's easy to setup a workstation at the home or office.
simpleDock's hot-swappable USB 3.0 ports allow super-speed data transfer of up to 5 Gbps and are backward compatible with USB 2.0. It turns one USB port into three, so that with one USB connection you'll have access to your favorite devices, such as a printer, external drive and memory card reader.
The Gigabit Ethernet adds a Gigabit Ethernet port to your MacBook Air or Ultrabook. Ideal when you need a fast, secure and smooth Internet connection for sharing and accessing files at data transfer rates of up to 1 Gbps.
simpleDock provides an added convenience by including a dedicated 5V, 2.1A USB power port to charge their mobile devices. Users can place their smartphones on the dock for charging and syncing while connected to the host system. Easily view messages right next to your workspace.
simpleDock's unique, horizontal design takes up minimal space on your desk. It can charge your smartphone or serve as a desk valet. The zinc alloy material matches perfectly with your MacBook and provides a solid desktop docking station. The hidden cable management tunnel design provide users with an organized working environment by keeping cables hidden and organized
Pricing and Availability:
Kanex simpleDock is available for purchase on the Kanex website at www.kanexlive.com/simpledock. MSRP $119.00