Alogic has sent me a USB C ALOGIC docking station for my DELL XPS and in a stroke my desktop is tidy and I can now wire up that display I’ve had in the corner for ages. I can now have the press release on one side, email or other on one screen and I can have my working WordPress screen on the main screen, this saves the planet and a print out every time, brilliant. It all just flippin’ works.
I also have a scanner here that I’m always plugging in, unplugging, etc. so this is really great. I can just leave it plugged in all the time.
It just flippin’ works
The Dock PLUS features a full array of ports ranging from 1 x HDMI with support for 4K@30Hz, 1 x Mini DisplayPort with support for 4k@30Hz, 1 x Gigabit Ethernet for wired ethernet, 2 x USB 3.1 (USB-A) ports for your standard USB accessories, 1 x Micro SD and SD Card Readers and 1 x USB-C port with support for up to 100W of Power Delivery for charging your laptop when connected to a suitable USB-C Charger. The USB-C port and Data transmission from the same port. The USB-C port also supports Data transmission from the same port along with power.
There is also an Apple USB C Dock Nano Gen 2 that complements the industrial design of the MacBook range. I apparently sticks to the side of a MacBook. Cool, shame the Macbook isn’t as good as an XPS but you can’t have it all!!!
The Dock PLUS I have is heavy-ish with a brushed aluminium finish, the network adapter is on the end which helps as it falls off my desk. This feels good enough to me.
I’m delighted with this, I’m constantly fiddling with peripherals but with this I can now just go to my desk, plug and go with two screens as a bonus. Although my rating scheme is for HiFi this is an easy buy recommendation. It just works.
Both devices are on sale in the UK now from these Aussie guys:
USB C Dock PLUS – £109.99 Inc. VAT
USB-C Dock Nano Gen 2 – £69.99 Inc. VAT
Here’s the UK Site.
ALOGIC, the Australian manufacturer of a range of high-quality PC and Mac peripheral equipment, has debuted in the UK with distributor Westcoast. Across a range of over 4,000 products, ALOGIC has carved out a reputation for elegant, design-led hardware that still delivers on the levels of functionality and reliability expected by customers, with a two-year warranty across the board and 24-hour phone support available. This ethos is the perfect match for the service-led approach of Westcoast and brings pan European availability to the ALOGIC product range.