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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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Henge Docks Vertical Docking Station for MacBook Pro review

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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Elgato announces their new 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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Fully utilize your Mac computer’s Thunderbolt port with the Belkin Thunderbolt Express 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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Turn your MacBook Air into a desktop computer with the LandingZone dock

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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Google ASUS Nexus 7 Dock available soon

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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Elegant Henge Docks MacBook Docking Station

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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