docking station

landingzone-dock-8

Only a few years ago, my personal computer was a large tower unit that took up way too much space in the corner of my office (aka Gadgeteer HQ). That computer had all sorts of peripherals attached to it including a monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, external hard drive, scanner, printer and more. These days I prefer a 13" Macbook Pro [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
hengedock-14

When I decided a few years ago that it was time to ditch my 27" iMac and down size to a 13" Macbook Pro, it took a little while to get used to the loss of screen space. However, what I lost in screen space, I gained portability,  so the switch was worth it. I'd been happily working [...]

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Posted in: Laptops and Gear, Reviews
elgato-thunderbolt-dock

If, like my husband, you have a laptop that you plug into a monitor, connect to WiFi, and maybe attach a couple of USB peripherals, you'll find connecting and disconnecting everything to be a pain.  At work, Butch plugs in a monitor, network, and a disk; when he needs to work from home, he only [...]

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Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News
belkin-thunderbolt-dock

The sleek, aluminum-encased Thunderbolt Express Dock from Belkin lets you use a single cable and a "single connection to create high-speed, reliable transfers between your laptop and up to eight other devices, including FireWire, Ethernet, USB, and daisy chaining multiple Thunderbolt devices."  With two Thunderbolt connectors (one upstream, one downstream), you'll be able to daisy-chain [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, News
landingzone-macbook-air

I love my 11" MacBook Air, and it's great to travel with.  It's great to use at home, too, but sometimes I do wish for a bigger screen when I'm editing photos for my reviews or for a couple extra USB ports.  The docking stations from LandingZone give the Airs some features Apple didn't.  Depending [...]

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Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News
Nexus7dock

Sick of seeing that little useless POGO connector on the side of your Nexus 7?  It finally looks like the official dock will be released to make use of it. The dock itself features a microUSB port and 3.5mm audio output and not much else, and  it will only support your Nexus in landscape mode. [...]

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hengedocks-dockingstation

Does your MacBook double as your desktop workstation, requiring you to manually plug in a full-size monitor, keyboard, printer, external drives and other peripherals every time you sit down to use it?  Henge Docks has come up with an elegant solution.  Slide your MacBook down into the Henge Docks Docking Station and bam, you are up [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News
Samsung_Central_Station

Samsung has recently released 23'' and 27'' SyncMaster displays as part of the Samsung Central Station series (which was first introduced in CES'11). The Central Station uses UWB wireless technology to connect to a laptop, like the Samsung Series 9 that comes with built-in UWB. If your laptop doesn't have a built-in UWB support, you [...]

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Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News, Wireless