Thursday, April 28th 2016

Satechi Releases Sleek, New Aluminum Mini Docking Station

Satechi, a brand known for its functional and sleek workspace accessories, has engineered a solution to organizing the ever-growing amount of ports needed to connect devices and peripherals. The new Aluminum Mini Docking Station is a compact hub that connects to a user's computer via USB and expands its functionality by offering four USB 3.0 ports, a gigabit Ethernet port, HDMI and DVI video connections, and a 3.5mm port for all connection needs.
The Aluminum Mini Docking Station allows users to use one centralized docking station to connect multiple peripherals and devices. The docking station features four high-speed USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port for 4K video output or multiple video out ports to use a computer with multiple monitors at high-speed. Its small form factor, measuring just under 4x4x2 inches, gives users valuable desk space without the hassle of hiding important ports.

The Aluminum Mini Docking Station is available now in silver for $149.99 on Satechi.net and Amazon.com.
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3 Comments on Satechi Releases Sleek, New Aluminum Mini Docking Station

#1
Parn
Another misleading product with a hefty price tag....

4 USB3 ports + 4K video on a single USB 3.0 uplink? 4K@30Hz cannot be achieved with a single USB 3.0 @ 5Gbps let alone 60Hz. And I highly doubt a mere docking station like this will be able to perform some sort of fancy compression or subsampling to make 4K@60Hz possible.
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alucasa
Out of 149.99 price tag, 100.00 is ego.
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thebeephaha
Parn said:
Another misleading product with a hefty price tag....

4 USB3 ports + 4K video on a single USB 3.0 uplink? 4K@30Hz cannot be achieved with a single USB 3.0 @ 5Gbps let alone 60Hz. And I highly doubt a mere docking station like this will be able to perform some sort of fancy compression or subsampling to make 4K@60Hz possible.
You're incorrect. 4K @ 30 is definitely doable over USB 3.0. The data is compressed over the USB bus. You should do more research on DisplayLink technology which this dock is using.
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