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Forget the secrets of Stonehenge, check out what Henge Docks revealed at CES

As a happy customer of the Henge Dock, a vertical docking station for MacBooks, I have written about them in the past.




The Henge Dock is a port replicator that mounts your MacBook vertically and routes your cables conveniently so you can lift your MacBook and reinsert it with ease and not have to deal with all of the plugs. But when I upgraded from my old MacBook Pro to a speed new MacBook Air, they didn't have a solution for me... until now.




The MacBook Air Henge Dock is now available and they have made some worthy improvements. There is a nice molded insert to reduce the chance of scratches as you dock and undock the laptop. They also now include built-in port connectors eliminating what had been an iffy installation process. Now, newbies can be up and running instantly.




To be honest, the Henge Dock is invaluable for MacBook Pro owners, as it reroutes MagSafe power, FireWire, video, audio, and multiple USB ports while leaving the optical drive accessible, but since the MacBook Air has so few ports and no optical drive, the Air version of the Henge Dock is more of a luxury or convenience item, but valuable nonetheless.

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Todd Bernhard is founder of No Tie Software, an app developer specializing in Ringtones and Sound FX including AutoRingtone.

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip, but over the years, Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62.

In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.