You may be aware of the sheer power and unrivaled functionality of your MacBook Pro laptop computer. However, there is a chance that you can unlock its full potential by the simple addition of a docking station. Packed with many useful features, docking stations have the power to turn your laptop computer into a full-on workstation. If you are looking to make the upgrade for your MacBook, here are ten of the best docking stations designed for it in 2016.
10. LandingZone 2-Item Bundle Secure Docking Station
LandingZone docking systems present you with a 13” 2.0 PRO docking station and a 13” 2.0 LITE docking station both in a single bundle. With the PRO version, you have access to 4 USB ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port and a Security Slot for your MacBook computer. The LITE version offers you easy connectivity by allowing you to dock your computer via USB on the go. Both versions work with 13” MacBook Air computers.
The docking stations are as good-looking as they are easy to use. They secure your MacBook computers using its inbuilt Security Slot. They also come with a Mini Display Port that allows you to connect Thunderbolt devices among other peripherals. The bundle offers the ideal combination of security, portability and optimal functioning for your laptop.
9. Ugreen USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station
The multifunctional Green Universal Docking Station with durable and stylish aluminum housing enhances the functionality of your machine by giving you more ports that can be used for various connections. It features 5 USB 3.0 ports, a card reader slot, one HDMI, DVI and VGA interface and a Gigabit Ethernet port, which improve the functionality of your laptop computer.
The universal docking system is also fitted with a power adapter to allow you easy and fast charging every time you dock your MacBook Pro. It’s USB 3.0 ports are capable of data transfer speeds of up to 5GB per second. It also gives you easy internet access with the Gigabit Ethernet port and faster data transfer speeds when using a memory card, thanks to its USB 3.0 card reader.
8. LandingZone 2.0 LITE 11” Secure Docking Station
The elegant and lightweight design of the LandingZone 2.0 docking station improves the general appearance of your 11” MacBook computer in addition to offering you a number of features that help you to enhance the security of your device. It is built to lock in your MacBook computer using its inbuilt Security Slot and Kensington Laptop Locks.
The docking station comes with two USB 3.0 ports that allow you to connect other devices to your computer quickly. It is also fitted with a Thunderbolt monitor display port that enables you to turn your laptop into a multi-screen device. The docking station is perfect for securing your MacBook as you travel as it comes with travel clips to enable easy transportation.
7. LandingZone DOCK Express for MacBook Pro
The LandingZone Dock Express docking station aims to improve the functionality of your 15” MacBook Pro with retina display. It comes with a secure Security Slot that works in conjunction with Kensington Laptop Locks to help you firmly secure your laptop in place.
The docking station features a design that allows you to access all of your MacBook Pro’s inbuilt ports and headphone jack in addition to a USB 3.0 hub that also supports fast charging, an HDMI interface, and a Mini Display Port/ Thunderbolt port. It comes with an inbuilt power adapter that lets you charge your MacBook Pro when it is docked. It features a lightweight aluminum design that enhances portability.
6. LandingZone DOCK Express 13” Secure Docking Station for MacBook Pro
This 13” inch docking station Provides secure docking for your MacBook Pro using its Security Slot and Kensington Laptop locks. It features a lightweight build that is both stylish and offers great portability. It allows you to dock your MacBook Pro without inhibiting access to its ports and headphone jack, thus allowing you greater functionality.
LandingZone DOCK Express features a power adapter slot that allows you to charge your computer automatically when it connects with the docking station. It offers you additional USB ports with its USB 3.0 hub that is capable of fast charging plus an HDMI interface for dual-display functionality as a Mini Display/ Thunderbolt Port.
5. AboveTEK Anodized Aluminum Laptop Stand
The AboveTEK docking station doubles as a cooling station for your computer that is compatible with laptops whose sizes range from 11” to 15”. It features a laptop design that lets you adjust the angle of elevation to suit your typing posture sufficiently.
The sleek anodized aluminum build of the stand presents your MacBook Pro in an elegant light with a sturdy but lightweight structure that makes it easy to carry. It secures the laptop with a stable security mechanism that can withstand accidental knocks. The aluminum build is also responsible for the cooling effect it has on your MacBook Pro.
4. Henge Docks 13-inch for MacBook Pro
The Henge Docks vertical docking station is built durably using a high-density metal alloy that Provides optimal weight and stability for your computer. It is easy to set up, and it requires no additional cables as it comes fitted with cables. It enables you to turn your MacBook Pro display into a handy dual-display device for better multitasking. It also supports Thunderbolt connectivity, and it comes with Mini Display Port extension cables.
The vertical docking station comes with an audio cable that helps to improve the sound quality of your MacBook Pro.
3. Itanda Mini Display Port 2-in-1 Adapter for MacBook
This dual-functioning adapter for MacBook features an HDMI interface that allows you to watch movies and videos using stunning 4K-quality HD display screens. It allows you to transmit both video and audio signals straight from your computer to an HD display monitor or screen with 1920×1200 full HD support using VGA connections.
It features a high quality aluminum metal construction that enhances its durability and makes it less susceptible to corrosion. With it audio pass thru feature; you are assured of high quality uncompressed digital audio production with enhanced clarity.
2. LandingZone DOCK 15” Secure Docking Station for MacBook Pro
This docking station aims to turn your MacBook Pro with Retina display into a fully-fledged workstation that is capable of seamless multitasking. It features docking capabilities that still allow you to utilize your laptop’s inbuilt ports and headphone jack.
The LandingZone DOCK supports dual-displays using an HDMI port and Thunderbolt connectivity using a Mini Display Port with Apple Thunderbolt support. It secures your MacBook Pro firmly using its inbuilt Security Slot that can be used with Kensington laptop locks to enhance the security further. The docking station enables easy Internet access using its Gigabit Ethernet port. Its USB hub features three USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports in addition to an HDMI interface, an MDP, and a headphone jack.
1. Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express HD Dock
Featuring a meter-long Thunderbolt data transfer cable, the Belkin Thunderbolt Express Docking station will not inhibit the mobility of your device. The Thunderbolt 2 technology allows you to transfer data at blistering speeds of up to 20GB per second. Additionally, the USB 3.0 ports also deliver fast data transfer rates of up to 5GB per second.
The Thunderbolt cable allows you to hook up your computer to eight different devices all at once. It features a lightweight design with a sleek aluminum body. The thunderbolt dock offers your MacBook Pro features such as three additional USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolt ports, an HDMI interface, audio output with and without mic ports, and an Ethernet port.