2 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2009 5:45 AM by JoeyR
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Hi there, I want to use my mac as a desktop and reduce the amounts of cables I have to connect via a docking station. I learned about the Bookendz option, but I have a PC as well from work. I need to swith computers every now and then, and the easiest option seems to be a mobile docking station that works both under windows and os x (10.4 / 10.5). Any recommendation on that anyone?

MacBook 2.0, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 2GB RAM 60Go
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 (60,950 points)
    Any recommendation on that anyone?

    For that you would need a station that fits the ports of both your computers, and the likelyhood of one of those being made is slim to none.
  • JoeyR Level 6 (8,280 points)
    Docks are usually machine specific. Most corporations use machines with docking ports which will only work with docks specifically for those machines. The BookEndz option is a little different in that no Macs have a dock port... so third party manufacturers simply design hardware to match up with the standard ports on the MacBooks. There is a different BookEndz model for each MacBook as well as different generations as the ports have changed from time to time. There is no such thing as a "Universal" dock. You could of course use an external USB hub and an external display with both your Mac and PC... but as you're looking for a more neat solution, you may not have much luck.