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MatroxDS1/DVI Thunderbolt Docking Station for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (6)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (5)

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4.0

Thunderbolt to DVI with benefits

By Richard

from Durham, New Hampshire

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Highly Compatible
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Matrox DS1/DVI Thunderbolt Docking Station for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air:

      Using with a rackmounted macmini 6 feet from the Docking Station and a DVI monitor. The fact that I can also get audio out of the unit (without running audio cable from the back of the rack) is a plus, as is the fact that a keyboard now plugs in near the monitor.

      The only thing keeping this from being a 5 star device is the fact that the single USB3 device is on the front of the unit.... should have been on the back, with a USB2 on the front.

      Still, a tidy unit.

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      4.0

      Worked as advertised

      By steve the cio

      from cincinnati, oh

      About Me Technically OK

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Office

        Comments about Matrox DS1/DVI Thunderbolt Docking Station for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air:

        The docking station set up very easily - just plugged all the devices into it. A quick setup to mirror the monitor (using the dvi connection) and it worked fine.

        Did have a problem getting the audio output to work, but just went online to the blog. worked fine after reading how to change itl

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        5.0

        Thi product is great.

        By govee

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Matrox DS1/DVI Thunderbolt Docking Station for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air:

        B&H has the best prices.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        would buy again!

        By chris

        from wpb, fl

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Enhance Experience
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Matrox DS1/DVI Thunderbolt Docking Station for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air:

          i love all matrox items. great quality. solid as a rock.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          2.0

          Good luck with HDCP - we didn't have any

          By Severian

          from Denton, TX

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Hdcp Video Wouldn't Play
            • Hdcp Video Would Not Play

            Best Uses

              Comments about Matrox DS1/DVI Thunderbolt Docking Station for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air:

              This was purchased after we ran into some problems with the HDMI version. It was intended to be a docking station for a Mac Book Air. In large part, it works as intended.

              However, attempting to play back iTunes protected content gave us errors that didn't exist when the same monitor, same cables were used w/o the dock. We never were able to play HDCP content with either type of Matrox dock.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Performs as advertised

              By BEP

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Office

                  Comments about Matrox DS1/DVI Thunderbolt Docking Station for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air:

                  The docking station performs exactly how you would hope. The speed and convenience of the hub, where you only need to plug in one cable when returning the laptop to your office desk is convenient and a time-saver.

                  Box runs a little warm, and I would definitely recommend the longer thunderbolt cable that Apple sells rather than the short 0.5M one, unless you're literally going to place it right next to your computer.

                  No complaints, and would also recommend the B&H free shipping option. Item arrived across the country in less than a week.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Perfect addition for my MAC!

                  By Jeremy - IT Manager

                  from Fort Myers, FL

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home or Business

                    Comments about Matrox DS1/DVI Thunderbolt Docking Station for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air:

                    I use the docking station for work and it meets all the requirements I needed.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    4.0

                    Pretty Good

                    By Petey

                    from Pittsburgh PA

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home or Business

                      Comments about Matrox DS1/DVI Thunderbolt Docking Station for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air:

                      So far it does what it advertises it does - an extensive hub/dock with a single thunderbolt cable for connecting. I REALLY wish it had dual monitors on it. Why does nobody make this for Mac?? I was able to use a NewerTech USB-DVI adapter off this Matrox dock and do the 2nd monitor, but that's extra cost and hassle.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      4.0

                      Does the job

                      By Jeff M

                      from Washington DC

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Fast

                      Cons

                      • No Thunderbolt Loop Thru
                      • Only One Usb 30

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Matrox DS1/DVI Thunderbolt Docking Station for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air:

                        Bought this to step my iMac up to USB 3.0. I wish there was a cheaper box. I could see it being more useful for a laptop dock, the job it was designed for. Don't know why there are USB 2.0 outlets, one you have one 3.0, they should all be 3.0. There also is no Thunderbolt loop through.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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