MagicDock Turns Your iPad Pro Into an AllinOne Desktop

first_img Author Bio Apple’s iPad Pro is one of the most powerful systems around, offering better performance than almost every laptop we’ve tested. But as a tablet with limited cursor support, a lot of the iPad Pro’s power goes to waste. MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Finally, there’s an accessory that lets you take advantage of the brawny A12x chip inside the 2018 iPad Pro. New to Kickstarter is the MagicDock, a dock that effectively turns the iPad Pro into an all-in-one desktop. If the dock looks familiar, it’s because the hinge is almost identical to the design of Microsoft’s Surface Studio.So, how does it work? An iPad Pro slots into the anodized aluminum dock using magnets then connects (and charges) via the iPad Pro’s USB-C port. The dock’s flexible hinge can rotate 90-degrees from landscape to portrait mode, so you can easily switch between watching a movie and editing a document. And like the Surface Studio, the arms of the dock bring the iPad Pro to desk level as you lower them. MORE: New iPad Pro 12.9-inch – Full ReviewOn the back of the dock are ports for plugging in peripherals, including the headphone jack that got removed from the latest iPad Pro. Other inputs include an HDMI port, a USB-C port and a USB 3.0 port, so you don’t have to live the dongle life anymore.  The MagicDock is compatible with the 2018 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro models. Early bird prices start at $99 for the 11-inch version and $109 for the 12.9-inch dock. The MagicDock has already received $21,972 from more than 200 backers, quickly passing its $8,000 goal with 27 days remaining. Before you pledge to this project, it’s important to be aware of the risks of crowdfunding. A study conducted in 2015 found that 9% of Kickstarter projects fail to deliver a product and those that do are often delayed or launch something different than what was originally promised. Credit: KickstarteriPad Pro Keyboard Case Face-Off: Apple vs. Brydge vs. Logitech by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf You Have a Computer, This Strategy Game Is a Must-HaveVikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoForbes.comLebron’s Home Made This Forbes ListForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndo247 SportsRanking The Highest-Paid NBA Players In 2019247 SportsUndoAdvertisement Phillip Tracy, center_img Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. Phillip Tracy,last_img