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BOOKENDZ TITANIUM DOCKING STATION

Dealing with cord clutter can be the most irritating aspect of turning your Titanium PowerBook G4 into your primary desktop system. If you want better organization, Photo Control's BookEndz Titanium Docking Station is your best option.

The dock contains pass-through connectors for all the ports on the back of the PowerBook. Because Titanium PowerBooks' audio-out ports are on the side and not the back, there is no audio-out connector on the dock, but there is a groove that holds an audio cable in place.

Getting the PowerBook into and out of the dock is easy, but sometimes it seemed that we had to apply a little too much force to get the PowerBook to seat fully, and there were times when the portable's rear door got in the way when we tried to connect the dock. (Inserting the PowerBook at a slight angle generally fixed the latter problem, however.)

Macworld's Buying Advice

Many people considering the $230 price of the BookEndz dock will be content to deal with cable clutter in other ways. But that doesn't take away from the value of the dock--it provides a simple solution for organized people who want their portable to act as their primary desktop system.

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