In a world where computers and USB-devices prevail, a docking station is a godsend; they’re the best connection solution. Docking stations grant you easy access to large HDMI-displays, mouse, external hard drives, USB keyboards and other USB devices – all through a single USB-connection. Want to get one? Look no further than this list of docking stations that are must-haves.
A leader in innovation, Toshiba’s Dynadock V3.0+ is a docking station which supports a wide array of monitors – thanks to it having both DVI to HDMI and VGA adapters. It also features 4 USB 3.0 ports and an Ethernet port. Best of all, the Toshiba Dynadock V3.0+ is both easy-to-use and versatile due to it being a one-cable connection docking station.
This docking station is for those who own a Lenovo Thinkpad, an excellent solution to connect external displays and USB devices to the Thinkpad. It features 5 USB 3.0 ports in total (3 at the back and 2 in front), 1 of which will make sure your mobile device is always charged once plugged in.
ORICO’s HDD Docking Station is perfect for all SATA hard drives. It can pair up with 2.5”/3.5” SSD and HDD devices, irrespective of the brand of your hard drive. It’s also loaded with multiple protections, which includes electrical short circuit protection to ensure your hard drive’s data is always safe and sound when mounted.
Apple has designed a seemingly simple yet practical docking station. It is made from aluminium and comes in multiple shades to compliment the colour of your iPhone. It syncs and charges every iPhone that comes with the Lightning connector. You can also play music while charging your iPhone.
The Microsoft Surface Dock is a no-frills docking station for the Microsoft Surface Pro – coming with all the necessities in one minimalistic package. It comes equipped with plenty of ports; 1 Gigabit Ethernet port, 2 mini DisplayPorts, 1 audio port and 4 USB 3.0 ports for all your connection needs.
The Samsung DeX Station can transform your Samsung S8, Samsung S8+ or Galaxy Note 8 into a PC. You can make phone calls, read text messages and launch Android apps on your desktop monitor all with the use of the DeX Station – super-convenient! It’s also portable as it can be folded into a flat disk and weighs only 230g.
Orico’s docking station is ergonomically designed for your comfort, as it elevates your tablet to a 70° angle. This is the ideal viewing angle for you to go on a drama/movie marathon without any loss of clarity or brightness. Besides docking tablets, it can also dock smartphones and the Microsoft Surface Pro. How cool is that?
It’s easy as pie with the Dell Latitude E-Series PR03X Docking Station; being compatible with every E-Series Dell Laptop you can ever think of, like E4200, E5520, E6220, etc. This docking station has more than enough USB ports for you to plug-in your peripherals with 3 of them strategically situated on the side for easy access. With this at hand, you won’t have to plug and re-plug cables constantly.
The HP UltraSlim Docking Station is an interesting looking docking station, but don’t judge by its appearance; it’s quite impressive! It adds USB 3.0 ports which permit high-speed data transmission that is lightning fast. If that isn’t impressive enough, you also have 2 Display Port 1.2 which can support 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) video resolution. More pixels = more fun!
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The Aukey CB-C58 comes packaged with a USB-C Cable which you can use to connect to your device, no matter what device you’re using. It’s the best plug-and-play docking station you’ll ever use. Want to connect your monitor? Just plug it in, and you’re good to go, no configuration of any sort needed.
The Richsound Research DS406 is a docking station that every audiophile should have in their home. That’s because you can jam to crisp and clear songs from your playlist via its aux jack-in and Bluetooth. If you think that’s all it does, you’re wrong. It can also play hits from radio stations with its 20 pre-set stations!
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