Many Mac users love clean, simple aesthetics. Unfortunately, the demands of the real world sometimes clutter and tangle the minimalist dream. Jan Sapper is keen on making that dream easier with the MacDock (funding through April 5), an "Apple-design worthy" docking station designed to seamlessly blend with your table and MacBook Pro.
The aerospace-grade aluminum MacDock offers up a Mini DisplayPort monitor port, audio jack, three USB 3.0 ports, and a single 12W USB port for iPad charging. It works with all MacBook Pros models from summer of 2009 forward, or 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display models (there are two separate versions of the MacDock). MacBook Air owners may see a compatible version in the future as well.
The MacDock has already reached its funding goal, but you still can pick one up for £69 (MacBook Pro), £72 (Retina display), or £158 for a bundle of the two. It'll come in either Black Slate or MacBook Silver colors, and should ship to backers in October.
Jan Sapper has degrees in product and entrepreneurial management. He and his team are working with Austrian company Pidso, whose data transmission experience includes dealings with BWM, Boeing, and Siemens. A reasonably auspicious pairing, though confidence is tempered by the acknowledgement that design and testing are incomplete.