Innovative computer accessory maker Plugable has launched the first docking station designed specifically for tablets and smartphones. The UDS-7IN1 USB-C Stand Dock supports select USB-C phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S22, or tablets, such as Apple’s iPad Pro and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 9, in a complete set with eight connections, including 4K support. can be converted into a versatile workstation. HDMI port.
The USB-C Stand Dock combines the functionality of a docking station with the convenience of a stand that supports your tablet or phone. The idea is to turn your phone or tablet into a desktop. The dock offers two USB 3.0 (5Gbps) ports, SD and microSD ports, an audio input/output combination jack, and an HDMI port that supports external monitors up to 4K at 30Hz refresh rate. There’s also a 100W USB-C pass-through charging port (91W output) to keep your connected devices and peripherals charged.
The stand is made of aluminum, which Plugable describes as “incredibly durable” and light enough to carry around. Despite its compact size, the stand is strong enough to support his 12.9-inch iPad Pro and has enough tension to keep it in place when the screen is being tapped. Two points of articulation allow for highly adjustable viewing angles. When transporting the stand, you can fold it flat and put it in your messenger bag.
As more and more tablets and smartphones come with USB-C ports, some tablets and smartphones can well replace traditional laptops. The Plugable USB-C Stand Dock works with most USB-C smartphones and tablets that support DisplayPort (Alt-Mode), including Windows 10+ tablets such as the Microsoft Surface Pro 9.
This stand also works with Apple’s iPad Pro (3rd generation or newer) and iPad Air 5+ running iPadOS 16 or newer. Extending your laptop screen to an iPad using Stage Manager requires iPadOS 16.1 or later. As multitasking modes are becoming standard in mobile phones, the dock can also support popular technologies such as Samsung DeX.
Pricing and availability: The Plugable USB-C Stand Dock is available now from Amazon for $69 with a $20 exclusive discount coupon.
More information: plugable.com