It has been a while since I have reviewed a Henge Docks product, the last time was with the Gravitas and then the Vertical Docking Station. I decided to use this picture to illustrate what the Clique does.
Basically, this is essentially a stand made to hold Apple’s Wireless Keyboard with the Magic Trackpad (1st Generation). This is an issue for people who have this, and it is nice that these important controls are all in one place.
This is another way to use this, which is on your lap. Fortunately, there are external power buttons that enable the keyboard and trackpad to be powered on or off without the need to remove these devices from the dock.
This is something that Mac users can really get their heads behind, and in front of. It is available on the Henge Docks site for just $25 USD.
Some of you might remember my review of another Henge Dock product yesterday with the Vertical Docking Station. Today, I am fortunate to review another cool Henge Dock product with the Gravitas.
For those of you who are not familiar with the namesake, Gravitas means “weight, seriousness, and dignity”. For some reason, I remember this word was a buzzword in a recent presidential election. What it means for Henge Docks is a cool stand for the iPhone or iPad.
Like the Vertical Docking Station, the Gravitas is metallic, and it weighs 2.5 pounds. It has a Lightning connector so you can place your iPhone/iPad within for charging or syncing, and since the Gravitas is so heavy, it will hold your favorite Apple phone or tablet.
In addition to being able to sync with a desktop or laptop via included USB cable, there is also an audio line out to connect your iDevice to external speakers.
It this is something that you are interested in, head on over to the Henge Docks website and lay down $69 for it. I think it is regularly $89.00.
You have to admire the company Henge Docks, and how they are well-prepared for those who have a MacBook Pro. Chances are, if you have a MacBook Pro, you use it to interact with another laptop, desktop, or even a home theater. Of course, if you do that, then you are going to have some serious cable clutter.
That is, unless you get the Vertical Docking Station. This particular device is made so you can just plug and play. That is, you just plug it in so it lines up with the two Mini DisplayPorts, USB 3.0, and the Audio, and it is ready to interface with whatever computer or theater you want it to.
It is compatible with Apple Thunderbolt displays and cables, and there are side and rear vents for maximizing cooling. It also has a sleek metal finish to fit in with the Apple design aesthetic.
Enough about the features, let’s talk about the ease of use. I highly recommend a subtle plug in with the Vertical Docking Station at first, as you don’t want to be off. In other words, don’t wiggle it and it should get easier to plug in and out every time.
If you like this, you should get over to the Henge Docks site and lay down about $119 for it, available for 13-inch and 15-inch MacBooks.