docking stations

  • Review: StarTech USB to VGA 4-in-1 Docking Station

    Notebook docking stations pose a conundrum for anyone who likes to frequently upgrade their computers. You buy a $200-$300 docking station tailored to your specific make and model of notebook and when you decide to upgrade again, there goes more money for a new docking station. So there’s been a trend towards universal-type docking stations with built-in monitor, USB, audio, and… Read More

  • Sony ships $200 universal USB docking station

    We’ll start seeing more and more of these universal notebook docking stations (I’m currently reviewing one by StarTech) but Sony gets out of the gate quickly with the somewhat-expensive VGP-UPR1 USB docking station with DisplayLink technology. These USB docking stations are basically glorified USB hubs with external VGA or DVI graphics adapters, audio and microphone inputs… Read More

  • Kensington’s wireless USB hub with DVI port

    For about the price of a docking station, you could just skip the whole docking part altogether, assuming Kensington’s new Wireless USB Docking Station works as advertised. The device costs $229.99 and features a DVI port, five USB 2.0 ports, and an audio out jack. It can handle monitors up to 1680×1050. It appears to be simple enough to operate, too. You’ve just got to… Read More