They just got me (my very first ever) macbook pro at work. I am really digging it thus far. One thing I would really like to do is "dock it" to my existing rig.. two dvi displays, keyboard, mouse, etc.

I know apple doesn't do docking stations so I was wondering what my options are? So far it looks like I am going to have to plug and unplug up to 4 cables to accommodate my setup. This is totally a pain. I dock and undock my current laptop up to 5 times a day. I don't want to have to mess will all these wires every time. I thought apple was antiwire?

Ideally what I would like is: One cable (thunderbolt?) that goes to a box that has two high resolution ports for displays (dvi, hdmi, displayport, etc) and a few usb ports for my keyboard, mouse, and other miscellaneous stuff.

I don't suppose that could also power my macbook? If not, then I will just have to live with two cables I suppose.

So far I can only find these "boxes" with just one hi-res port.


There are few docking solutions available for MacBooks:

There are probably few more options that were not listed above.

More info on Thunderbolt ports and displays: Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

  • Wow, these are great! I want one the "real" docks. So if I use one of the Thunderbolt hubs, then all I would need to so is get some thunderbolt to DVI connectors? – Jordan Jul 31 '14 at 17:06
  • what about hubs that include a dvi? link. Then I can hook up two non thunderbolt displays right? Convert one TB to DVI and convert one HDMI to DVI. This seems like a viable solution? – Jordan Jul 31 '14 at 17:20
  • There are some constraints about using thunderbolt adapters with daisy chain thunderbolt connections. Read more on FAQ on the answer. Every Mac have a limit on how many displays it can handle. But you can also add USB displays if you really need to. – denisvm Jul 31 '14 at 17:24

Another more simple solution is the Kickstarter project Bracket

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