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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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Wavlink UG76PD2 USB-C 4K Dual Display Universal Docking Station with Power Delivery review

REVIEW – I spend hours each day in front of my computers either performing the duties of my daily job or tasks related to my other interests like photography, videography, podcasting, etc. I require the best access to several USB devices that I use as tools along with devices like a headphone, etc. The need …

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Plugable Thunderbolt and USB-C Docking Station review

REVIEW – Docking stations are one of those gadgets that you don’t know you need, until you’ve used one.  Being able to plug in a single cable when you come and go from your desk is delightful.  I’ve also had some experiences with poor docks where drivers caused problems or video wouldn’t work correctly.  The …

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Aukey CB-C70 4-in-1 Wireless Charging USB-C Hub review

REVIEW – I really like connecting to external monitors when jumping into a project or researching anything that requires multiple windows being open. I don’t like connecting multiple cables to make that happen, so a good hub, dock or adapter is required for USB-C laptops. Aukey has a newer hub aimed at that exact problem …

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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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