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    Leo's Turn The Table Turkey -- or Treasure??

    This week was a typical Turn The Table Turkey. One minute before the show Leo suddenly remembered he didn’t have a pick for the week. A quick trip around the studio and he located an Apple MacBook sitting in a Henge Dock. I never heard of Henge Docks, but looking at one, I think they’re quite nicely designed. According to the company, Henge Dock has created the first truly comprehensive docking station solution for Apple’s line of notebook computers. This means you can quickly, easily and cleanly incorporate your MacBook computer into a desktop setup or your home theater system. It let's you get the best features of a laptop, desktop and media center PC all from one computer. Henge Docks design doesn’t require any hardware, software or settings changes to your computer. Every current MacBook is compatible with their system, right from the factory. Each Henge Dock model is designed for a specific type of MacBook computer. Leo showed us how easily a MacBook docks and stands quite securely. Because all the cable and outputs have to line up exactly, you need to order the Henge Dock for your model MacBook. Included with each dock are a full complement of custom USB, Ethernet, Audio cables. Some models offer Firewire cables, designed to work with the Henge Dock system. You reuse your own existing Apple supplied MagSafe power source and Mini-DisplayPort adapter. If you choose to purchase a Mini DisplayPort Adapter, they recommend you buy one of their Henge Docks accessories to guarantee compatibility. The unit is plastic, but does look good. Prices start at about $55. The exact model Leo had on the show is this one: 

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    This link usually goes live Sunday, the day after we record this show, Sat. 7/14/12

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