5 Reasons Why Yon Need A Dock Station For Your Home Office
Laptops are getting slimmer and slimmer, and that’s a good thing. It means that they’re more portable, easier to carry around, and more. But there is one problem with the trend – and that’s that laptops are also losing ports and connectivity. Thankfully, there’s a way around the loss of ports – using a docking station. Not convinced? Here are 5 reasons why you need a USB-C docking station.
Here are our top 5 reasons you need a Dock for your desk
1> just ONE cable is all you need to connect and disconnect from your laptop, enabling you ready access to all your peripheral devices – mouse, keyboard, monitors, external hard disk drive or any USB 3.0 universal device. One dock can connect them all.
Simply plug the dock in to your power source and plug your Laptop into the Thunderbolt 3 port (or USB port on your USB 3.0 docking station) with the included cable (on the USB C Hub 11 in 1 with Gigabit Ethernet Port and card reader dock you can easily tell your dock is receiving power.)
You can check everything is working ok by visiting: System Information on your Mac and clicking on the Thunderbolt category. No problems? Great, you are now set for lightning fast data transfers (if you have the latest Thunderbolt 3 port on your dock). Don’t forget, safety first! Most docks support hot-plugging, but to protect your data ensure you eject or dismount your storage devices before removing your data device.
2>A USB-C dock is the perfect way to charge your USB devices. With the number of portable devices we use on a daily basis, and at the same time, steadily increasing – think phone, watch, e-reader to name a few – charging on the go is critical. Some docks will provide power to your peripherals but not keep your laptop powered. Be sure to read the fine print and understand the host charging options your selected dock will deliver.
The USB C Hub 12 in 1 Adapter for Laptop Docking includes 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports on the rear of the device and provides a high powered USB 3.1 port for convenient charging from the front of the dock. Not forgetting anything, it also caters for USB 3.1 Gen 2 devices providing easily accessible high powered USB charging. Connecting your Laptop via the Thunderbolt 3 connection will protect you from any inconvenient battery power warnings providing up to 85W, you can keep everything you need powered and available.
3> perhaps the most important reason to add a docking station to your office workflow – your dock will compensate for any ports missing on your laptop that you need to connect to. Docks can provide easy access to your workhorse Firewire devices. A convenient way to access your SD cards and move digital assets from your camera to your storage solution. Easy web conferencing with Microphone and Headphone connections, additionally statically connect your digital audio device for the ultimate output. Not only does this mean you can confidently invest in the latest mobile computing devices regardless of the onboard ports available, it also ensures you have access to the fastest and latest data transfer methods at a price that is easy to justify.
4>If you have a relatively modern laptop, you might need to buy a docking station to access the peripherals you want to use. From gaming mice, to keyboards, to HDMI-connected monitors, if your laptop only has USB-C or Thunderbolt 3, you’ll need an adapter of some kind to use them. Why not make that adapter a high-end docking station that will support future expansion and other devices?
Of course, even if your laptop does have ports other than USB-C, it still probably doesn’t have everything you need. More and more, laptops are getting rid of things like SD card slots, and the number of USB ports is shrinking too. As such, it may still make sense to get a USB-C docking station, even if your laptop has a variety of ports.
5>Speaking of multiple monitors, that alone can make a docking station worth buying. Laptop screens are often high-quality, but they’re normally relatively small. Adding an external monitor or two to your setup can seriously increase productivity, allowing you to spread out a little more and see everything you need to at a glance. You’ll never need to set up dozens of virtual desktops again.
There are plenty of great use-cases for this. A big one is gaming – when gaming, you might want a larger display to take advantage of your laptop’s performance and make for a more immersive experience. The same is true for those with a powerful laptop like a MacBook Pro – especially if you want to use it for media creation or productivity. Put simply, modern laptops pack a ton of power and using a docking station helps you take full advantage of it. This is one of the main reasons for using a USB-C docking station.
Before you purchase double check the dock you are about to buy has the ports to connect your required devices, and make sure you understand the charging capabilities to avoid disappointment. We couldn’t get by without our compact USB C Hub 10 in 1 Adapter. The perfect workflow partner for our new MacBook Pro.
But Wait. What about when you are out of the office? We haven’t forgotten the importance of convenient connectivity when you are on the go. Check out the USB C Hub 9 in 1 Adapter for the ultimate compact travel companion.
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Post time: Nov-04-2020