One of the drawbacks to owning the MacBook Air is its lack of USB ports. It features a maximum of two ports which limits the amount of peripherals you can attach to it at once. Well short of attaching a separate USB hub, what Kitae Kwon has created with his Kickstarter project is the LandingZone, an addon for the MacBook that not only elevates the laptop for better air ventilation, but will also add a series of ports that MacBook users may find useful.
According to LandingZone’s Kickstarter page, below is the list of features that MacBook users can expect with the device.
- Total of 4 USB 2.0 ports; no need to attach a separate USB hub
- Built in 10/100T Ethernet port; no more dongles for the Ethernet or fumbling with the cable
- Built in Mini DisplayPort capable of driving resolution up to 2560×1440
- Built in locking port compatible with all the Kensington Locks; now you can secure your MacBook Air
- Two models to support either the 11″ or 13″ version of the MacBook Air (2010 or later)
- Beautifully designed and engineered for simplicity, elegance, reliability and functionality (patent pending)
- Comes with US power adapter which accepts wide range of input voltage (100~240 Vac)
At this time of posting, the project is 31 days left to reach its goal of $50,000, although given that it’s at $33,528, we don’t see why the LandingZone couldn’t reach its target. If you’re interested in donating to get the LandingZone made into a reality, head on down to its Kickstarter page for more info.