Plugable dock lets you power everything from a single USB-C port


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October 2015

I’m sure there are other competitors as well.


#3

A kludgey workaround for the corporation’s inability to imagine that people may need… drumrolls please… ports!


#4

Though sometimes they need portability in one locale, and ports at another locale. A dock solves that problem.


#5

Given how little impact additional ports have on portability, a dock is a solution to a problem that doesn’t have to exist.

Docks have their uses for peripherals that stay in place instead of being carried around; plug one wire instead of three. But that’s about it.


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Let’s see, on my imac, I’ve right now- I’ve got a power cord, dvd drive, an extra monitor, a stereo amplifier and two additional hard drives preventing me from on a whim, walking off with it. (the keyboard, mouse, and internet are all wireless)

Now, I have no need to carry a 27 inch monitor from place to place. It’s somewhat heavy, and somewhat bulky, and I don’t want to damage it. But if it was a laptop, the option to connect it using one umbilical, instead of six would be a tempting one-- provided that the bus isn’t saturated.


#7

Lenovo’s docking stations are pretty good for this sort of thing too. Just clip in the laptop.


#8

Plugable makes great products… My favorite is their Pro8 Docking Station which turns a 7" HP Stream 7 (or other) small tablet into a full scale desktop computer, allowing one to charge the tablet via USB while using the USB for devices and external display and ethernet and audio and things.


#9

Belkin already makes several USB-C docking stations. I’m using the Belkin USB 3.0 Dual Video Docking Stand for Ultrabooks right now. Not sure why a kickstarter is needed for a me-too product.


#10

linky?

Remember, it must be USB-C, otherwise it can’t charge the macbook…


#11

No, they don’t. The make several USB 3.0 stations, but the only USB-C product is a wire.


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