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ASUS Unveils the HZ-2 USB 3.0 Docking Station

ASUS today announced the USB 3.0 HZ-2 Docking Station. Designed for desktop or notebook users, the HZ-2 lets users connect up to 10 devices or accessories through a single USB cable. The HZ-2 includes the latest drivers and firmware for full compatibility with Windows 8.1 and earlier versions; and is backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 PCs and devices. Users can also connect their notebooks to larger displays via the HDMI or VGA ports found on the HZ-2.

Full connectivity options
The ASUS USB 3.0 HZ-2 Docking Station has all the connectivity and expandability features required to turn any notebook into a complete desktop workstation. The HZ-2 features an HDMI port with a VGA adapter supporting HD resolutions up to 2048 x 1152 pixels in 32-bit color, making it compatible with the latest range of monitors and televisions that deliver visuals at resolutions greater than HD. The HZ-2 is ideal for those looking to mirror or extend their Windows desktops. The HZ-2 has a built-in video processor, allowing users to work with two additional external displays via video output ports found on the notebook and dock.

SilentiumPC Launches the Affordable Brutus M25 Pure Black Case

Brutus M25 Pure Black fills the gap between generic and more expensive PC cases by offering plenty of features and quality at modest price point. Simple yet elegant exterior design appeals to most users while interior is able to accommodate modern components like graphics cards up to 320 mm or efficient CPU coolers up to 158 mm high. This compact mid-tower also features SD XC card reader, 3-position fan speed controller as well as HDD/SSD docking station up top. When building a budget gaming or office PC the Brutus M25 is the most sensible choice you can make.

StarTech Announces New UASP-supported USB 3.0 Products

StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts, has announced the availability of UASP-supported USB 3.0 storage products, which make it easy for IT professionals and prosumers to take advantage of the performance capability of Solid State storage (SSDs), through the fastest USB 3.0 transfer speeds available. UASP, which stands for USB Attached SCSI Protocol, is a protocol that was introduced by the USB Implementers Forum which provides significantly faster performance than a traditional USB 3.0 connection which uses the BOT (Bulk Only Transport).

Users of Windows 8, Mac OSX (10.8 or above), and Linux can all benefit from UASP's improved performance. In testing, UASP performs with a 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed over traditional USB 3.0 at peak performance. At the same peak in testing UASP also shows an 80% reduction in required processor resources. "UASP-supported USB 3.0 will become one of the most widely accepted data transfer interfaces, in the years to come" said Juliet Wei, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com's Data Storage and Hard Drive Accessories product line. "The UASP products we've released to date offer IT professionals and prosumers a cost-effective way to get the most performance from their external USB 3.0 mass storage devices, especially when used with Solid State or hybrid drives."

Thermaltake Unveils the BlacX Urban Wi-Fi Docking Station

Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units introduces BlacX Urban Wi-Fi Docking Station. A complete and easy way to access all files stored on your hard drives. With Wi-Fi integration, the BlacX Urban provides quick access to your data through your personal Smart Phone or Tablet. Whether it is an iOS or an Android device, simply download the "TtCloud" App through the App Store or Google Play Store and you are ready to go! The BlacX Urban also supports UPnP for seamless device compatibility to allow you to easily enjoy your home theater experience.

Icy Dock Introduces EZ-Dock MB981U3-1S

Icy Dock is proud to introduce the new member of the EZ-Dock series - The EZ-Dock MB981U3-1S 2.5"/3.5" SATA Hard Drive Docking Station which boasts a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. The MB981U3-1S enhances the USB 3.0 performance by adding the UASP support and allows you to quickly swap any standard 2.5" and 3.5" SATA HDD/SSD. It's a perfect tool for gamers, designers, IT professionals and even average users.

The MB981U3-1S USB 3.0 interface featuring UASP support, which delivers higher transfer speeds to supporting devices. It's also backward compatible with the USB 2.0 interface, allowing the device to be used with any system that has USB 2.0 interface. The MB981U3-1S covers the latest systems from hosts with USB 3.0 interface and UASP support, to older generation computers still using USB 2.0 interface. The MB981U3-1S uses tool-less plug & play design for both 2.5" and 3.5" SATA hard disk and solid state drives - simply plug in the HDD/SSD and hit the power button to get started. This is an excellent solution for using a drive without the hassle of installation and allows you quickly swap drives in just seconds.

DisplayLink and Targus announce the latest USB3.0 Dock

DisplayLink, the leading provider of USB Graphics technology and Targus Inc, maker of the world's top-selling laptop computer cases and accessories, today announced the official launch of the new Targus Universal USB 3.0 DV2K Docking Station with Power utilizing the latest DL-3950 chipset from DisplayLink.

The new Targus ACP7101USZ adds dual 2560x1600 resolution support to the popular ACP71USZ charging dock utilizing the latest DL-3950 chipset from DisplayLink. The ACP7101USZ increased resolution and support for dual DVI-I and DisplayPort connections creates a truly universal docking solution with industry leading flexibility and functionality.


"DisplayLink continues to drive connectivity / resolution and expansion for the growing Universal Docking Segment, vastly simplifying computer and tablet expansion and providing flexible solutions for the productivity worker," said John Cummins, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, "Targus is first to market with our latest chipset and we are pleased to co-announce the DL-3950 chipset and the new ACP7101USZ Universal USB 3.0 DV2K Docking Station with Power together at CES 2014."

StarTech Releases a Thunderbolt Laptop Docking Station

StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts, has announced the availability of their new Thunderbolt Docking Station, which enables users to transform a Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook or Ultrabook laptop into a powerful full-featured workstation, through a single Thunderbolt cable. The new docking station can be positioned vertically or horizontally to best suit the desk space, and includes a 1-meter Thunderbolt cable to provide a ready-to-connect docking solution right out of the box.

The docking station is the first from StarTech.com to feature a Thunderbolt host connection, and includes numerous high-performance peripheral connections including an integrated USB 3.0 hub with UASP support, 3.5 mm stereo mini-jacks for speaker and microphone support as well as both HDMI and Thunderbolt outputs. The Thunderbolt output port allows for up to six Thunderbolt devices, including an additional display, to be daisy-chained, all connected to a docked laptop through the single host cable connection.

Toshiba Introduces the dynadock V3.0 Universal Docking Station

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced a highly affordable new addition to its line of award-winning universal docking stations, the dynadock V3.0. The dynadock V3.0 is the ideal one-cable connection that instantly and effortlessly "docks" any Windows-based laptop to an extra monitor and multiple devices at any given time. Toshiba's new docking station provides users with faster speed and improved graphics than its predecessor due to the addition of USB 3.0 ports and HDMI out support.

"The dynadock V3.0 really shines because its USB 3.0 connection creates a workstation that any user can easily connect/disconnect and even share with other users" said Phil Osako, Senior Director PC Marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "This versatile product makes using all of your devices simple and even helps to clean up the user's desk space with its compact size."

Diamond Introduces USB303HE 3-port USB 3.0 Hub and Mini Docking Station

Diamond Multimedia has introduced the newest addition to their USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter line, the Diamond USB303HE 3-port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Hub with 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Port and mini docking station. The high performance plug-and-play Gigabit Ethernet port offers energy efficient settings while still providing the most proficient Ethernet adapter services for most operating systems by using a standard USB port. It is equipped with ASIX AX88179 chipset and USB to RJ45 connection. The pocket-sized USB303HE does not require an external power supply, making it ideal for not just the home and office but also traveling -- when WiFi is not easily available.

The USB303HE is fully functional, easy to use and outfitted for desktops, notebook PCs, Ultrabooks, Macbooks, docking stations, game consoles and digital-home appliances. It ensures true 10/100/1000Mbps network speed through an existing USB port with a small form factor and simple, fast plug-n-play connectivity. The USB303HE can provide high-speed wired connectivity for Ultrabooks that don't have a standard RJ45 port. The USB303HE is able to outfit many operating systems such as: WIN 8. WIN 7 64, WIN VISTA 64, WIN XP, MCE, MAC OS X. Additionally it is compliant with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 specifications.

Thermaltake Announces the Urban S71 PC Chassis

As one leading brand in the computer chassis, thermal solution, and power supply unit, Thermaltake continues launching the most expecting member in Urban Series, Urban S71 mainstream full-tower, categorized in windowed and non window version. The Urban Series has a sophisticated and cutting-edge look; designed for users who looks for powerful performance and high expandability but a flamboyantly appearance or more simple and sophisticated look.

Urban S71 built with brushed aluminum finish front door panel to mask the extrusive drive devices (3 ODD and 6 HDD drive bays), not only unify the appearance, but also provide a simple yet elegant aesthetic; the sophisticated look can also be part of decoration at home to enhance living quality. Furthermore, the preinstalled sound-damping foams for extreme silence purpose on both side panels of Urban S71 non window version reduce noise and acoustic levels within the chassis.

Thermaltake Announces the Urban S31 Chassis

As a leading brand in the computer chassis, thermal solution, and power supply unit. Thermaltake has released the Urban S31 mainstream mid-tower, one of the members of Thermaltake's newest chassis series – Urban Series. The entire series has a sophisticated and cutting-edge look. With classic edition and windowed edition, Urban S31 is designed for users who look for powerful performance and high expandability but with a more simple and sophisticated look.

Urban S31 is built with brushed aluminum finish and steel mesh front door panel to mask the extrusive drives and devices ( 3 ODD and 6 HDD drive bays), not only to unify the appearance, but also provide a simple yet elegant aesthetic appeal; the sophisticated look also can be used to match other sleek designs found in your home theatre installation.

Thermaltake Announces Chaser A71 Gaming Case

Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solution, and power supply unit today launched another new member of Chaser Series- Chaser A71 full-tower gaming chassis. Ever since the introduction of Chaser A31 and A41, Chaser A71 gaming case, the "red dot award: product design" winner 2013, continues the design concept for gamers and enthusiasts which combines maximum performance, cooling and compatibility in a full-tower package.

Chaser A71 has continued the e-sports appearance and outstanding protection designs inspired by the major motion picture Tron which helps characterize its originality. The transparent window on the side panel provides a fresh look into the breathtaking high performance PC build inside. Since gaming hardware produces a lot of heat, this enclosure contains one 120mm rear fan; three large 200 mm fans located at the front, top and side mounting locations and all include blue LEDs for an optimized cooling solution offering extreme airflow and a touch of style and brilliance.

DisplayLink Enables Docking Station Expansion for Microsoft's Surface Pro

DisplayLink, the leading provider of USB Graphics Technology, today announced support for Microsoft's new Windows 8 Surface Pro tablets with DisplayLink enabled docking stations providing multiple displays, audio, full size keyboard and mouse, corporate Ethernet networks along with multiple USB ports for peripheral expansion, all via a single USB cable connection.

DisplayLink enabled docking stations fulfill employee requests for mobility and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), and ease the challenges facing IT organizations struggling to support these trends. DisplayLink's goal is to eliminate connectivity barriers and enhance ease-of-use and deployment, while maximizing overall flexibility and productivity.

DisplayLink Announces New USB 3.0 Apple Mac Driver and Showcases at CES 2013

DisplayLink, the leading provider of USB Graphics technology, today announced new USB 3.0 Mac Drivers, and showcasing the latest USB 3.0 Docking Stations at CES 2013, enabling users of the Mac products to benefit from DisplayLink's Award Winning Chip and Software Technology.

DisplayLink enabled docking stations, coupled with a Mac Book, enables up to 4 additional displays, keyboard, mouse, audio and Ethernet connectivity for a full desktop / workstation productivity environment. There is strong demand from the Mac community wishing to benefit from the productivity enhancements offered with a single cable USB docking station.

"Due to high demand from the Mac community adding Mac support to our operating system lineup was high on DisplayLink's priority list," said John Cummins, Vice President Sales and Marketing for the company. "We see Mac usage increasing in both consumer and enterprise markets globally since we released our previous USB 2.0 products. We've invested heavily to add support for the entire DisplayLink Chipset family, and are truly excited to announce this ahead of schedule here at CES."

Matrox DS1 Series Thunderbolt Docking Stations Now Available

Matrox today announced worldwide availability of the Matrox DS1 series of Thunderbolt docking stations that brings all the productivity benefits of a desktop computer to MacBook Pro and MacBook Air users.

From a single Thunderbolt connection, users can add multiple peripherals including either a large DVI or an HDMI display, a full-size keyboard, and a mouse. A gigabit Ethernet port provides connectivity to a wired corporate network, enabling data transfers 18 times faster than Wi-Fi. One SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, conveniently located on the front of the unit, plus two USB 2.0 ports, a microphone input, and a speaker/headphone output are also provided. With its solid aluminum construction and space-saving design, Matrox DS1 is ideal for use in student residences, corporate environments, and home offices. Two versions are offered, one for use with DVI monitors and another for use with HDMI displays.

DisplayLink Technology Also Enables Acer's New Universal USB2.0 Docking Station

DisplayLink, the world leading provider of USB graphics, today announced that its DL-165 USB 2.0 chipset has been selected for the new universal USB 2.0 docking station by Acer, the world's number two notebook PC brand.

The new Acer universal USB2.0 docking station is optimized for the cost conscious business user to benefit from a single plug-and-play cable expansion solution, enabling easy peripheral expansion to the notebook while also providing businesses the ability to easily setup hot desking solutions, which can connect to the whole PC portfolio. The dock includes one external video port for DVI/VGA display connectivity, 10/100 Ethernet support and USB2.0 ports to expand connectivity further.

DisplayLink Technology Powers Acer's Universal USB3.0 Docking Station

DisplayLink, the world leading provider of USB graphics today announced that the new USB3.0 universal docking station by Acer is powered by DisplayLink's latest SuperSpeed USB3.0 engine, which offers simultaneous dual-video graphics output and Gigabit Ethernet.

Acer's new universal USB3.0 docking station provides the ultimate multi-monitor productivity and hot desk expansion with two simultaneous video ports for HDMI and DVI/VGA displays, as well as Gigabit Ethernet, headphones and mic audio jacks, supporting up to 5.1 channel audio via HDMI, and USB3 and USB2 expansion ports.

Sharkoon Announces Vertical Docking Station for SATA Hard Drives

Sharkoon presents two external hard drive docking stations for the USB3.0 interface, in which unobstructed SATA hard drives can be quickly and without effort connected to a computer or notebook. The two Sharkoon Vertical Docking USB3.0 stations, with a choice of either one or two fast-swap bays for SATA hard drives in 3.5 inch format, are equipped internally with a SATA II interface and externally with a USB3.0 SuperSpeed interface.

The disks are easily inserted upright lengthwise into the hard drive bay. A lockable front flap secures the drives against unwanted access while a rear fan helps prevent unwanted heat. The Sharkoon Vertical Docking Single USB3.0 Station with its hard drive bay and 40 mm fan measures 212 x 44 x 129 mm (L x W x H) and weighs 650 g. The Sharkoon Vertical Docking Duo USB3.0 Station with its two individually lockable hard drive bays and 50 mm fan measures 222 x 83 x 134 mm (L x W x H) and weighs 860 g.

Matrox Announces HDMI Version of the DS1 Thunderbolt Docking Station

Matrox today introduced the Matrox DS1 series of Thunderbolt docking stations that brings all the productivity benefits of a desktop computer to MacBook Pro and MacBook Air users. From a single Thunderbolt connection, users can add multiple peripherals including either a large DVI or an HDMI display, a full-size keyboard, and a mouse.

A gigabit Ethernet port provides connectivity to a wired corporate network, enabling data transfers 18 times faster than Wi-Fi. One SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, conveniently located on the front of the unit, plus two USB 2.0 ports, a microphone input, and a speaker/headphone output are also provided. With its solid aluminum construction and space-saving design, Matrox DS1 is ideal for office, dorm, or home use.

Multigigabit WiGig Wireless Docking Demoed at IDF 2012

WiGig multigigabit wireless docking technology has been demonstrated by Intel in a presentation of the company's vision of the technologies of the future at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2012 in San Francisco.

WiGig is on track to become the most important next generation multigigabit wireless technology. Its speeds of up to 7 Gbps using the unlicensed 60 Ghz frequency band, combined with advanced Protocol Adaption Layers (PAL) designed for PC, CE and Mobile applications, will mean its applications go beyond that of a straight forward access technology.

ASUS Launches the New USB 3.0 HZ-1 Docking Station

DisplayLink, the leading provider of technology for virtual graphics and USB-connected computing, and ASUS, a global leader in the new digital era, today announced the launch of their latest USB 3.0 universal docking station, powered by DisplayLink's SuperSpeed DL-3900 silicon, which integrates graphics, Gigabit Ethernet, and audio.

The sleek new ASUS USB 3.0-based design saves desk space and increases productivity thanks to multitasking with multiple monitors while facilitating meticulous ergonomics to accommodate user needs. Dock expandability includes HDMI, DVI, VGA, Gigabit Ethernet, 2.1 audio, microphone, plus USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connections.

Kensington Launches Two New DisplayLink-Powered USB 3.0 Docks

DisplayLink, the world leading provider of solutions that simplify the connection between monitors and computing devices, and Kensington Computer Products Group, the technology division of ACCO Brands Corporation and a world leader in branded office products, today announced the launch of their latest generation of Universal Docking stations, powered by DisplayLink's SuperSpeed USB 3.0 graphics technology, which integrates Graphics, as well as Gigabit Ethernet and Audio.

USB 3.0 Docking Station with DVI/HDMI/VGA
Kensington today announced two new SuperSpeed USB3.0 docking stations including an Office Dock and a Home Dock. The Office Dock sd3500v provides the ultimate hot desk expansion and productivity solution with dual-head video support for HDMI and DVI/VGA displays, Gigabit Ethernet, up to 5.1 channel audio via HDMI, and USB3 and USB2 expansion ports, all powered by DisplayLink's highly integrated DL-3900 IC. The Home Dock sd3000v is the easiest and most efficient way to expand the home desktop with a single SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection, notebook users get a DVI/VGA display connection, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio, and USB3 and USB2 expansion ports, all enabled by DisplayLink's DL-3700 IC.

Sharkoon 3-in-1 QuickPort with eSATA, USB3.0 Now Comes with FireWire

Sharkoon is expanding their range of "QuickPort" docking stations: The Sharkoon SATA QuickPort U3 FireWire is a true all-round talent in terms of fast data transfer and connectivity diversity. The hard drive adapter not only supports the eponymous FireWire standard, but with USB3.0 and eSATA also two other external interface standards. With the additional FireWire port Sharkoon now especially appeals to the Mac community, since their Apple devices primarily use a FireWire interface.

The new QuickPort model also provides three IEEE-1394 ports: one for the older 1394a standard (FireWire 400) and two for the faster 1394b standard (FireWire 800). The appropriate connection cables for all available ports are enclosed. The internal SATA interface supports the SATA standards 1.5 Gb/s to 6 Gb/s.

ICY DOCK Announces SATA to USB 3.0 and eSATA HDD Dock

Icy Dock is proud to introduce the MB981U3S-1S 2.5"/3.5" SATA Hard Drive Docking Station with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 & eSATA interface. This product emphasizes the performance and accessibility of your 2.5" & 3.5" SATA hard drive or SSD, a versatile tool for gamers, IT professionals, home, or office users.

The MB981U3S-1S multi interface allows universal adaptability with various PCs or Macs, whether they are newest Macbook with lighting fast USB 3.0 interface, or your 2 year old desktop PC with eSATA interface or even with a 90s computer with a USB 2.0 interface, they are all covered by MB981U3S-1S. The MB981U3S-1S uses tool-less plug & play design for both 2.5" & 3.5" SATA hard disk and solid state drives - simply slide in the drive and power on the device and play. This is an excellent solution for using a hard drive without the hassle of installation and allows you quickly swap drives just seconds.

Matrox Announces Thunderbolt Docking Station at $249

Matrox today introduced Matrox DS1, a Thunderbolt docking station that brings all the productivity benefits of a desktop computer to MacBook and Ultrabook users. From a single Thunderbolt connection, users can add multiple peripherals including a large DVI or HDMI display, a full-size keyboard, and a mouse. A gigabit Ethernet port provides connectivity to a wired corporate network, enabling data transfers 18 times faster than Wi-Fi. One SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a microphone input, and a speaker/headphone output are also provided. With its solid aluminum construction, yet sleek design, Matrox DS1 is ideal for office, dorm, or home use.

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