InfiniWing LandingZone Docking Station for MacBook Air


InfiniWing LandingZone Docking Station for MacBook Air
InfiniWing LandingZone Docking Station for MacBook Air
InfiniWing LandingZone Docking Station for MacBook Air
InfiniWing LandingZone Docking Station for MacBook Air
InfiniWing LandingZone Docking Station for MacBook Air
InfiniWing LandingZone Docking Station for MacBook Air
InfiniWing LandingZone Docking Station for MacBook Air
InfiniWing LandingZone Docking Station for MacBook Air

We first wrote about InfiniWing’s LandingZone ($99-$199) way back at the end of 2011 when it was still a project on Kickstarter, and now, finally, we have it in our hands. The look and function are still the same as they ever were: LandingZone is a docking station for your 11” or 13” MacBook Air, designed to give you a clean and simple way to connect to a display and peripherals.

As of early June 2013, LandingZone is being offered in three different models. The least expensive is the 2.0 Lite version, which adds a Kensington Security Slot, two USB 3.0 pass-through ports, a cutout hole for the Thunderbolt port, and a holder for the MagSafe 2 plug. There are two separate Pro versions; Pro 1.0 is for MacBook Airs released between 2010 and mid-2012, while Pro 2.0 is for mid-2012 to early 2013 machines. Both Pro models add an extra pair of USB ports, plus Ethernet connectivity, a Mini DisplayPort passthrough, and adapters to power them.

We’re pretty impressed with the build quality of the fininished LandingZone product. Although it’s made from plastic, it has a nice heft that makes it feel a bit more substantial than it looks. A smooth lever mechanism lets it easily open and close; a clip is included to hold the lever shut when LandingZone isn’t connected to a computer.  Based on our initial testing, it’s a worthwhile accessory for Air users who want quick access to a display and accessories back at a desk.

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