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Replace all your USB-C dongles with the HyperDrive GEN2 USB-C hub

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a drawer or bag full of various USB-C dongles. I’m constantly unable to find the one I need (why do I have 3 HDMI ones and a single DisplayPort one that’s missing?!?) The HyperDrive GEN2 Kickstarter promises a single dongle to rule them all, in …

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Alxum USB 3.0 dual bay hard drive docking station review

REVIEW – With so much data to access and store, connectivity options and the option to access additional drives add good functionality to my workflow. I think that this Alxum USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station with Offline Clone will also be of great use when I need to replace my hard drives with larger …

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2 Kickstarter projects that will turn your iPad Pro into a laptop

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Have you made the leap from using a laptop or desktop computer to just using a tablet like the iPad Pro? I think about making this leap quite often, but the keyboard cases for the iPad Pro have one feature that’s been missing until now – a trackpad. Yes, I know that …

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Plugable USB-C mini docking station review

REVIEW – One of the drawbacks to laptops is connecting external devices and monitors. The Plugable USB-C mini docking station aims to make that easier by adding a little bit of just about everything. What is it? The Plugable USB-C mini docking station is a small USB-C docking station that includes a USB hub with …

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IOGear USB-C Docking Station with Power Delivery 3.0 review

REVIEW – Last year, I got the opportunity to test and review a few USB-C docks that allowed me to expand the versatility of my several workstations so that I have all of the capabilities I need regardless of what platform I am using. This year, I am continuing my interest in USB-C docks looking …

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Satechi Type-C Multi-port Adapter 4K with Ethernet V2 review

REVIEW – As newer laptops become thinner and more portable, they have fewer and fewer ports available. As a result, users have to purchase USB hubs to provide the missing necessary ports. My Lenovo Yoga 730 only has two USB Type-C ports (Thunderbolt 3), one USB 3.0 Type-A port, and a 3.5 mm audio input/output jack …

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IOGear Quantum Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station Pro 85 review

What is it? The Quantum T3 is a desktop docking station for USB-C computers that adds additional ports and functionality all through a single USB-C connection. Hardware specs Front connections: 2 USB ports (USB-A 3.1 and USB-C) Back connections: Gigabit Ethernet, USB-A 3.1, 3.5mm Audio in, 3.5mm Audio out, 2 USB-C, Displayport and DC power …

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IOGEAR Compact USB-C Docking Station with PD Pass-Thru review

We recently bought a new Apple MacBook Pro for my wife.  It’s a fantastic device, but one of its limitations (I’m sure Apple would say advantages) is that basically the only ports on it are four USB-C ports.  I do like USB-C and I’m looking forward to the day when old-school USB is phased out …

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LandingZone 12-inch MacBook docking station review

I’m not a stranger to LandingZone docking stations. I had their 15-inch MacBook Pro docking station on my Julie’s Favorite Gear page for 3 years. But then I downsized from the 15-inch MacBook Pro to a 12-inch MacBook and could no longer use it. To make matters worse, a docking station is a must-have accessory …

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Samsung Dex Station review

Ever since the first days of the Palm Pilot PDA, I’ve wanted a small handheld device that would function as my phone, my camera, and my desktop computer. One device to rule them all! Companies like Motorola with their Atrix phone flirted with this concept six years ago, and I’ve even tried turning an Android …

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OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock review

Those of you with laptops know the hassle of plugging and unplugging peripherals when you need to expand the capabilities of your computer. More specifically those of you with Macintosh laptops have never had the option of an Apple made docking station. Well the engineers at OWC have designed a single cable solution to connect …

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Satechi Aluminum Mini Docking Station review

Laptops are fantastic for all your on the go computing tasks, but when you use them at home, they tend to become a magnet for cables connected to all the ports. When you want to go mobile, you have to unplug everything and then reconnect when you return. An easier way around this hassle is to …

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Startech Triple-Video USB 3.0 Docking Station review

Monitors, monitors, and more monitors – I need as many as possible when I’m working.  I work for a network operations center, so my eyes are constantly on screens looking out for I.T. issues, writing emails, helping users with remote sessions, troubleshooting servers, and the like.  Just like at work, my home office needs a decent set up …

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LandingZone DOCK for Apple Macbook Pro with Retina display review

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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