docking station

Plugable USB-C Quad HDMI Docking Station review – One wire connects it all!

  REVIEW – It seems like everyone is working from home these days! If your employer is like mine, they give you a laptop, but the rest of the WFH kit is up to you. Working all day on a 15 inch laptop screen might be OK for some, but most crave a bit more …

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VisionTek VT7100 triple 4K display USB-C docking station review

REVIEW – A couple of months ago, I got to test and review the Visiontek VT7000 docking station that I have been using since. If you read that review, you would likely recall the adapters that I had to use because of my need for more USB ports. I also mentioned that the VT7000 is …

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Orico TB3-S2 Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station review – Is it enough?

REVIEW – Let’s be real here. If you use a computer (desktop or laptop) for anything more than web surfing, chances are that the available ports are not going to be enough. My work laptop is a 16” MacBook Pro and even its generous number of USB-C ports (4) doesn’t cut it. I use double …

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VisionTek VT7000 triple 4K display docking station review

REVIEW – The setup that you see in the opening photo of this review is one I have used for many years. Over the years I have swapped out monitors and mics and other equipment, but the “glue” that allowed seamless connectivity and access has always been a dock. For the past 3 years, I …

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New Thunderbolt Dock with dual NVMe drive slots now available from Sonnet

Sonnet Echo Dual NVMe Thunderbolt Dock

NEWS – Sonnet Technologies, maker of many Mac and PC accessories, has released their newest dock, the Echo Dual NVMe Thunderbolt Dock, which features a modest number of USB-A and USB-C connectors, but adds in dual NVMe drive storage slots to add up to 16 TB of fast SSD storage to your Thunderbolt-equipped computer. The …

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CalDigit sees your need for ports and raises you!

NEWS – You can never be too rich or too thin – or have too many ports. OK, I added that last part, but it’s true, isn’t it? The CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 4 tries to prove my point, by fitting 18 ports into a single box! What is it? A multiport break-out box that adds a …

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VisionTek VT4510 dual 4k display docking station review – Slim and lots of ports

REVIEW – My personal laptop is a Dell XPS that is just over three years old.  The whole time I have been using it, I used a cumbersome Dell thunderbolt docking station in order to attach two 27 inch monitors and assorted other devices to it.  When we started to work from home, I was …

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Baseus 8-in-1 USB-C Hub Docking Station review – the connections you need at a price you can afford

Baseus 8-in-1 Hub

REVIEW – Having the right connections is a necessity for getting work done. If you don’t have the right adapter to read a USB drive, to copy files from your camera’s memory card, or to connect to a display, you might not be able to get your work done or watch a movie in your …

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Alxum SATA hard drive docking station and offline disk duplicator review

REVIEW – The Gadgeteer reviewed the Alxum USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station with Offline Clone in 2019. This review is for a similar product that is supplied with a USB type-C plug and improved USB SuperSpeed data transfer rates up to 5Gbs. I have one to review. Read on to see what I think. …

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Kensington StudioDock review – Turns your iPad Pro into a desktop computer

REVIEW – Last Christmas, I bought myself an 11inch iPad Pro which didn’t get any use until just recently when I started using it to watch AppleTV shows while walking on the treadmill (who else loved Ted Lasso and Mythic Quest?). Now I’m trying to find other ways to integrate the iPad Pro into my …

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Topwork 12-in-1 Portable Laptop Stand Hub Review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – I’ve almost always had problems finding the perfect laptop stand. They’re usually too thick or too oddly shaped for what I need. I received the Topwork 12-in-1 portable stand for review, can it fit the bill? Let’s find out! What is it? The Topwork 12-in-1 portable stand is a laptop stand with …

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Kensington SD5600T Dock review – Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and 7 USB ports!

REVIEW – Earlier this year I was able to upgrade to a new 16-inch MacBookPro for my work computer.  I love this laptop; it’s fast, powerful, and responsive, a perfect computer for programming and engineering work.  Like all Apple laptops, it suffers from a shortage of ports; it has four Thunderbolt 3 ports with USB-C …

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Kensington SD2500T hybrid nano docking station review – small powerhouse of a docking station

REVIEW – The Kensington hybrid nano docking station enters a crowded market of docking stations and hubs.  What sets it apart from the numerous other options?  My answer would be: it’s both a Thunderbolt™ 3 and USB-C dock, it takes up very little desk space compared to most, and Kensington has a reputation for quality …

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Anker PowerExpand Elite 13-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Dock review

REVIEW – Whether we like it or not, dongles, docks, and hubs are here with us to stay. With most laptop manufactures eliminating the classic suite of ports many of us still need, others have stepped in to create a wide variety of solutions to fill this gap. Now I love a sleek and slim …

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