byte-dock macbook pro docking station in the news

Byte-dock launches range of colours plus FREE cable

Southampton, UK – 3rd Feb 2012

A POPULAR docking station for Apple’s MacBook Pro has been made available in an exciting new range of colours.

The team behind the Byte-dock is hoping to continue the success of the device, which has gone down a storm since its launch last September.

The Byte-dock offers users a seamless solution for leaving computer peripherals connected while on the move with their MacBook Pro.

Demand has far outstripped expectations for the Byte-dock as they have been snapped up by MacBook Pro users worldwide in just five months.

Now the experts who created the Byte-dock, Southampton-based Techne Industries, have made the gadget available in pink, green, yellow, blue and wood laminate, as well as the standard black with more options to follow.

Byte-dock MacBook Pro docking station in all colours

Techne Industries is also expanding the availability of the device by making the device available via reselling and distribution channels.

And as an added bonus for buyers, they are also offering a free mini-display to HDMI cable worth £19.99 with every Byte-dock sold. It will allow it to be connected via the mini-display port to any HDMI-enabled device.

Mark Petley, who runs Techne Industries with partner Paul Hackett, said: “We have been thrilled with how people have embraced the Byte-dock since we launched it in September last year.

“We have also been careful to listen to feedback and take on board the comments of users and this is one of the reasons we have launched the range of colours. We are also keen to expand the wholesale options and to increase the overall availability of the Byte-dock.”

Paul added: “Hopefully the free mini-display to HDMI cable worth £19.99 will convince MacBook Pro owners that ordering a Byte-dock really is a no-brainer.”

It can turn the MacBook Pro into a desktop system using the mini-display to HDMI connection and cable. It can display work on an external monitor and can also use an external full-size keyboard connected via Bluetooth or USB. You can watch a video of how the Byte-dock works here

The Byte-dock costs £99.99 and can be ordered from www.byte-dock.com/store

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: For all press inquiries, including further information and pictures, please contact the Byte-dock team by emailing press@byte-dock.com

 

 

Byte-dock poised for lift-off

Southampton, UK - September 2011

A GROUNDBREAKING gadget is about to be launched after its UK makers were flooded with pre-orders from across the world.

The Byte-dock will officially go on sale at 9am this Friday and its manufacturers are bracing themselves for another deluge of interest.

The device, which is set to become one of the technological success stories of 2011, is a docking station for Apple’s MacBook Pro. It offers users a simple solution for leaving computer peripherals connected while on the move with their MacBook Pro.

About 1,000 units have already been snapped up by MacBook Pro users worldwide under a priority purchase scheme.

And if the welter of early interest is anything to go by, Southampton-based Techne Industries – the team behind the Byte-dock – is expecting more to fly off the shelves when it goes on open sale at www.byte-dock.com on Friday.

Byte-dock MacBook Pro docking station poised for lift off

Mark Petley, who runs Techne Industries with partner Paul Hackett, said: “We are extremely excited about the launch of the Byte-dock.

“We have already sold 1,000 units under our priority purchase scheme and the level of interest has been amazing.

“MacBook Pros are popular across the world, especially in the USA, where Apple is such an iconic brand. So it is no surprise that we have had inquiries for the Byte-dock from all over the world.”

Paul added: “We have put so much hard work and effort into developing our product. It has been several years in the making and we are confident that it will be a success and make the lives of MacBook Pro users a little easier.”

The Byte-dock has been designed so it integrates with most office or home environments and provides extended functionality and ease of use to users.

In the home and office it can turn the MacBook Pro into a desktop system using the supplied Mini display to HDMI connection and cable. It can display their work on an external monitor and can also use an external full-size keyboard connected via Bluetooth or USB. You can watch a video of how the Byte-dock works here.

More products are planned in the Byte-dock range, including a model for the MacBooks planned for late 2011 or early 2012, alongside other add-ons for the dock.

The Byte-dock costs £149.99, which includes delivery and the Mini display to HDMI cable.

To order your Byte-dock visit www.byte-dock.com from 9am on Friday (September 9).

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: For all press inquiries, including further information and pictures, please contact the Byte-dock team by emailing press@byte-dock.com

 

 

Byte-docks fly off the shelves

Southampton, UK - August 2011

THE makers of one of 2011’s must-have gadgets today revealed they had been deluged with pre-orders for their groundbreaking device.

Almost 1,000 units of the Byte-dock have been snapped up by MacBook Pro users worldwide through a priority purchase scheme. It comes just weeks after the announcement that the device was to be officially launched in September 2011.

The team at Southampton-based Techne Industries, the owners and creators of the Byte-dock, have been inundated with requests from users, review companies and resellers to get their hands on the gadget.

The Byte-dock is a docking station for Apple’s MacBook Pro and offers users a simple solution to leave their computer peripherals connected while out on the move with their MacBook Pro.

On their return to the office or home, their MacBook Pro becomes a desktop system using the Mini display connection and cable supplied. It can display their work on an external monitor and can also use an external full-size keyboard connected via Bluetooth or USB.

Byte-docks fly off the shelves!

Mark Petley, who runs Techne Industries with Paul Hackett, said: “We cannot believe how quickly the uptake of our Byte-dock has been. We are both happy and humbled by this.”

Paul added: “Here at Techne we have been astounded by the market reaction to the Byte-dock and know that our product will make people’s lives just that little easier.”

The Byte-dock has been designed so that it integrates with most office or home environments and offers extended functionality and ease of use to its users.

The Byte-dock will be sold with a Minidisplay to HDMI cable that supports audio. This enables users, when plugging it into a monitor or TV that supports sound via HDMI, to get sound out of the device’s speakers. All the video and audio data can come down a single cable.

More products are planned in the Byte-dock range, including a model for the MacBooks planned for late 2011 or early 2012, alongside other add-ons for the dock to bring it to life in the home and office.

The Techne Industries team is aiming to officially release the Byte-dock at the end of September. It will cost £149.99, which includes delivery and the Minidisplay to HDMI cable.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: For all press inquiries, including further information and pictures, please contact the Byte-dock team by emailing press@byte-dock.com

A limited number of sample units are available for review companies. To place a request for one please email press@byte-dock.com stating the size of your MacBook Pro, along with your contact details and address of where to send it to. However numbers for this are limited and it will be based on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

 

Docking soon… to take a Byte out of Apple market

Southampton, UK - April 2011

AN INNOVATIVE new gadget is poised to revolutionise the way laptop lovers across the world use their MacBook Pro®.

The Byte-dock will offer owners of Apple’s flagship range of computers the seamless functionality of a desktop computer at home or in the office.

The MacBook Pro is inserted into the docking station and connects with all peripheral equipment that is plugged into the dock, such as an external keyboard, monitor, mouse, printer or phone charger.

Byte-dock docking station - Docking soon - press release

Although the Byte-dock is specifically designed for the MacBook Pro range, plans are in place for it to become compatible with other Apple MacBook’s®.

The Byte-dock is the brainchild of Techne Industries Ltd, which is intent on creating cutting-edge and user-friendly computer accessories for the global IT market. The company is run by experienced IT expert Mark Petley and production engineer Paul Hackett, who joined forces to form the business in Southampton, Hampshire.

Mark, who has 14 years’ experience in IT and who has been a company director for seven years, came up with the Byte-dock idea after he spotted a gap in the market for a high quality, user-friendly and all-in-one docking station. He then recruited the expertise of Paul and the pair have now turned the idea into a reality.

Mark revealed: "We envisage the Byte-dock revolutionising the way in which people are able to use their MacBook Pros®. It will bring the power of the Apple MacBook Pro range to the home and office environment in a single, clean, functionality-driven device."

Paul added: "After eight months developing the Byte-dock, I believe the design is the most user-friendly and effective docking system currently available to MacBook Pro owners to date."

Mark and Paul believe the Byte-dock’s main USPs are:

  • It is an all-in-one docking solution
  • No need for extra cables
  • Works with all MacBook Pro models from mid-2010 onwards
  • No requirement to purchase another power adapter (unlike other docks)
  • Simple and seamless plug-and-play functionality

Users can also have FireWire 800 devices, Ethernet and audio cables plugged into the dock and the MacBook will connect to them.

In terms of specifications, the Byte-dock comes with two usb ports, one mic/line in, one audio out/headphone socket, one FireWire 800 socket, one Minidisplay port (used in conjunction with the HDMI video cable shipped with the dock) and one Ethernet socket.

Users can also insert a media card into the in-built socket and leave in the device while it is docked. Each device package includes a Byte-dock, an instruction booklet and a Minidisplay to HDMI cable.

The Byte-dock is set to retail at £149.99 for all sizes. This includes VAT in the UK and delivery nationally and internationally.

The first 1,000 people to register their interest on www.byte-dock.com will be able to make a priority purchase.

Kind regards,

The Byte-dock Team

 

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