Linedock: The Best MacBook Pro Accessory

MakeUseOf | 4/23/2019 | Yusuf Limalia
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Our verdict of the Linedock 13":

The Linedock is the gorgeous Swiss Army knife of MacBook accessories. If the SD slot speeds were improved and it sprouted a LAN port it would be perfect.

Apple - Charge - Philosophy - MacBook - Users

Apple’s recent charge more for less philosophy has led to some MacBook users feeling a little unsatisfied with the lack of connectivity. Except for the headphone jack, MacBooks are shipped with USB Type-C exclusively. Can the Linedock satisfy your connectivity needs? Let’s find out.

The Linedock ultimately aims to replace three things. A USB-C dongle, a power bank, and an external SSD. These are probably the first few items you purchase to kit out any laptop you may own, especially the MacBook.

Device - Aluminum - MacBook - Screen - Dimensions

The device is absolutely gorgeous. It’s designed and manufactured from aluminum and looks like a MacBook that’s had its screen removed. Its dimensions make it no larger than the MacBook as well so that when stacked it doesn’t look out of place. Stacking also means it will take up less real estate on your desk compared to a tangled mess of dongles.

Line also sell a purpose-built U-shaped USB-C connector, which further adds to the minimalism. It’s worth noting that you should plug in the U module on the left side of your MacBook to avoid blocking the headphone jack, however, it works on either side.

Box - Linedock - Material - Graveyard - Dongles

The box includes the Linedock, reading material, and a cheeky graveyard to store your old dongles. The optional magnetic and U modules arrive in little tins and are almost certain to put a smile on your face. Line has put a lot of effort into the packaging, and it shows. Good start!

The Linedock is garnished with a delicious selection of ports. There are three USB-C, three USB-A ports, and an SD slot. There’s also HDMI and Mini DisplayPort if you’d like to connect to...
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