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New Sony notebook dock uses DisplayLink technology

Posted in Dock by Nino Marchetti on September 9th, 2008


A new Sony docking station being made available for VAIOs makes use of DisplayLink technology for USB-enabled displays. It is called the Sony VAIO Docking Station (model number VGP-UPR1) and you’ll find it available now for around $200.

The VGP-UPR1, according to DisplayLink, allows Sony notebook users to connect an analog or DVI display to a laptop using USB 2.0. It supports a resolution up to 1600 x 1200 and works with Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, including support for the Windows Vista Aero interface.

StarTech.com rolls out USB to VGA 4-in-1 Docking Station

Posted in Dock by Nino Marchetti on September 9th, 2008

StarTech.com USB to VGA 4-in-1 Docking Station

StarTech.com unveiled today its new USB to VGA 4-in-1 Docking Station. This laptop computer accessory is priced around $130.

The USB to VGA 4-in-1 Docking Station houses, according to StarTech.com, “a DB15 High Density (female) VGA port, as well as four USB A (female) ports, one USB Mini B (female) port, one RJ45 (Female) 10/100Mbps network port, and two 3.5mm audio (mic, line out) ports.” A single USB connection is all that seems necessary to access all of these ports.

SATA HDD dock gets updated with USB ports, card reader

Posted in Dock,Peripherals by Darrin Olson on May 28th, 2008

SATA HDD stage rack from Brando now with USB ports and card readerBrando has again upgraded their handy SATA HDD stage rack, this time adding a couple of USB ports and card readers on the front. The computer peripheral, now called the SATA HDD Multi-Function Dock, can connect to your computer through either USB 2.0 or eSATA port and will dock a 2.5″ or 3.5″ SATA hard drive.

The hard drive dock still works with PCs and Macs and continues to provide convenient alternative to cracking open your computer case or using a simple but often messy cable solution. In this model Brando decided to do away with the Firewire they had previously and just stick to the USB and eSATA connections.

CES 2008

Tekkeon NavDock for iPod has on-TV menu

Posted in CES 2008,Dock,iPod Accessories by Darrin Olson on January 9th, 2008

Tekkeon NavDock ND2000 Home Media Center for iPod connects to a television with on-screen navigationAlong with a new mobile power device, Tekkeon is launching the NavDock Home Media Center dock for the iPod nano 3G and iPod classic that feature on-screen navigation for your TV. The device connects to a standard television and provides on-TV navigation menus for selecting and playing songs, videos and viewing pictures that are stored on the iPod.

Once docked the iPod and its contents can be navigated through a large display on the television using a 16 button infrared remote control controlling media selection, adjusting volume, forwarding and rewinding, lyrics and the equalizer. It will also charge up the iPod when docked. The dock connects with included 6-foot AV output cable and is available now retailing for $129.99.

CES 2008

JVC dual iPod dock, clock radio

Posted in CES 2008,Clocks,Dock,iPod Accessories,JVC by Darrin Olson on January 8th, 2008

JVC NX-PN7 dual ipod dockWith so many iPod accessories on the market today it’s tough to make one stand out from the others, especially with clock radio docks. JVC is making an attempt to stand out this year and unveiling this clock radio at the Consumer Electronics Show which that docks not just one but two iPods, making it twice as good, right?

The JVC NX-PN7 dock features a clock and timer and we’re making an assumption that it has an alarm that will play music from the iPod, but JVC did not mention that specifically. It would also be nice if this clock radio was a dual alarm that would play a different iPod with the different alarm, but unfortunately there was no mention of that either.

Logitec answers the Stage Rack

Posted in Adapters,Dock,Hard Drives,USB by Reuben Drake on November 25th, 2007

Logitec Cradle eSata HDDBecause of all the attention gained by the HDD Stage Rack which gives users a convenient “dock” for their hard drives, Logitec has answered with a version of their own. The eSata HDD Cradle from Logitec seems to work very similarly to the Stage Rack supporting 2.5″ and 3.5″ SATA hard drives, but no IDE. This model also looks a little bit more stylish and additionally houses a 4-port USB hub through it’s existing USB connection, making it a little more useful.

GeekStuff4U has the Logitec hard drive cradle available for pre-order now priced at $72.31 and will start shipping at the end of December, but unfortunately without support for IDE it doesn’t look like it adds much more value for it’s significantly higher price.

SATA HDD Stage Rack lets you dock your drive

Posted in Adapters,Dock,Hard Drives,USB by Reuben Drake on October 19th, 2007

SATA HDD Stage Rack for 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch drives lets you plug in and dock your driveTake a look at this. The picture pretty much says it all but I’ll explain some anyway. This is the SATA HDD Stage Rack which is compatible with PC and Mac and connects through USB 2.0 to your computer. By simply plugging in your hard drive like it was some old-school Atari game the drive shows up on your computer. It supports 3.5″ and 2.5″ drives and does require an external power connection to spin the drive in addition to the USB cable.

I have a drawer full of hard drives from different upgrades where occasionally I need to access. Opening your PC is a real pain and putting it in an enclosure isn’t a whole lot better. Up until now I, like a lot of people, have been using a SATA to USB adapter cable which works pretty slick but doesn’t hold a candle to how cool this hard drive dock looks.


Lego my iPod

Posted in Dock,iPod Accessories,Speakers by Chetz on September 24th, 2007

Lego shaped iPod dock with speakersYou want strange, we’ve got strange. Check this iPod dock out that is being offered by a Korean company called 10×10. For a low price (how does about $16 sound to you?) you can import a docking station for your iPod player that looks like a Lego brick.

Whether 10×10 got the license to manufacture an Apple accessory that uses another company’s trademark is up for grabs but if you still have fond recollections of your childhood toys and need a more colorful dock for your ‘pod, now you can stop your search. Measuring 6 cm x 1.5 cm x 2.5 cm, the dock comes in red, yellow and blue and features two speakers built right in. Just don’t get it lost amongst your real Lego bricks.

BTCUP iPod FM Transmitter/Bluetooth Gadget

Posted in Automotive,Bluetooth,Dock,FM Transmitters,iPod Accessories by Darrin Olson on September 13th, 2007

BTCUP iPod dock, Bluetooth hands free system and FM transmitter designed to fit in a cup holderMacallay has a gadget designed for use on the go that provides conveniences in more ways than one. The whole device is designed to fit in the cup holder of your car and can handle both your music and phone conversations in one handy package.

For one, the BTCUP is an iPod dock, compatible with the 1st and 2nd generation nano’s, 4th and 5th generation iPods and the iPod Mini. The BTCUP is powered off of the cars cigarette lighter and will charge the iPod while its docked.

When connected the FM transmitter inside the device can send music from your iPod through the cars FM stereo in a range of frequencies from 88.1MHz to 107.9MHz, which you can adjust on the small backlit LCD screen.

In addition to this, the BTCUP is also …

Creative Travelsound i50 Shuffle speaker dock

Posted in Dock,iPod,iPod Accessories,Shuffle by Chetz on August 24th, 2007

Creative TravelSound i50 iPod Shuffle DockTake a look at this smooth looking Travelsound i50 iPod Shuffle dock/speaker from Creative. Mount a Shuffle on the top and clip it to your stuff to have a portable, rechargeable 2 channel 700mW speaker output wherever your go.

The i50 measures 128×47×15mm, weighs only 85g and is powered by an internal lithium polymer battery that charges via USB (and can charger your Shuffle at the same time) to give as much as 15hrs of continuous sound-sharing playback from the speaker dock.

The Travelsound i50 is currently selling in Japan for $69 each.

FarEastGizmos via Gizmodo

iMirror Wireless iPod Dock and Remote

Posted in Dock,iPod Accessories,Remotes by Chetz on August 23rd, 2007

iMirror wireless iPod dock and remote control from BexyThe iMirror iPod dock and remote control from Bexy gives you control over you iPod from up to 150 feet away. The wireless remote has an LCD built-in that automatically loads and displays the media content of your docked iPod and allows you to control the playback without having to get out of your seat.

The iMirror iPod dock has outputs of S-Video, RCA stereo audio/video, 3.5mm headphone jack, line audio mini-stereo connectivity and USB. It can be connected to a computer to handle syncing your iPod with iTunes and can output audio and video to your home stereo or TV. The dock also charges both the remote control and the iPod when docked.

Also noteworthy with the iMirror is it’s smooth look. Bexy did a good job making both the dock and the remote reflect the clean style of …


i-Station Traveller for iPhone Speaker Dock

Posted in Dock,iPhone Accessories,Speakers by Chetz on August 15th, 2007

i-Station Traveller iPhone Speaker DockLogic3 is marked today as the first to launch a speaker dock made specifically for the iPhone, which not surprisingly has been named the i-Station Traveller for iPhone. The system consists of a couple 4-watt, 35mm neodymium driven speakers and a dock that can accommodate the iPhone either vertically or horizontally.

To help make the Traveller more travel friendly the speakers will actually slide together to enclose the docking area and make the whole works only 170mm wide. The device is also compatible with any iPod or any media player that has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. We’re thinking that the iPhone probably connects through the headphone jack as well.

The iPhone speaker dock is expected to be available soon from Logic3 retailing for around $60.

via Degadget

Docking Bay BooM1

Posted in Dock,iPod Accessories,Speakers by Chetz on July 31st, 2007

TwinMOS BooM1 ipod speaker dockBritish-based TwinMOS has a brand-new speaker/docking system designed for the aesthetic needs of the iPod generation. The BooM1 is a 2.1 audio system that delivers 8 watts per channel and has a 25-watt sub-woofer that acts as musical meat between the slices of sonic bread. The BooM1 is completely compatible with all dockable iPods ever made plus you can connect other MP3/CD/mobile phones up to it via a connecting jack to share the tunes. A laptop or a television can also connect to the BooM1 if you want to view video or images via a connected device.

It comes in both white and black so you don’t have to throw out the rest of your furniture to fulfill your dream of a color coordinated living room. A remote control is tossed in with the speaker/docking bay system when you slap down your £149.99 (or …

Toshiba UWB Wireless Docking Station

Posted in Dock,Toshiba,UWB by Darrin Olson on July 28th, 2007

Toshiba Ultra Wide Band (UWB) wireless docking stationToshiba announced last week the release of a wireless docking station that utilizes ultra wide band (UWB) technology, marking one of the first consumer-based uses employing the wireless connectivity. The UWB connection between the docking station and the notebook allows peripherals including an external monitor to have faster connection speeds than traditionally available through Bluetooh or WiFi.

Unfortunately the distance does not increase with the speed, though. The UWB docking station has a 3 foot maximum range but really, how far are you going to need to be from your peripherals and monitor anyway? Another potential caveat for some is that the UWB connection uses a radio frequency that’s not yet allowed in all countries.

The Toshiba UWB docking station has 4 USB ports, an audio connection, an Ethernet port and of course a monitor port. It will run you about …

Denon WiFi iPod Dock

Posted in Denon,Dock,iPod Accessories,Wi-Fi by Darrin Olson on July 25th, 2007

Denon ASD-3W WiFi iPod dockDenon has been coming out with a number of products lately with one of the cooler ones being this WiFi iPod dock. The small round docking station connects to your home theater components via RCA and S-Video to let you stream music and pictures to them wirelessly from your PC, or from the iPod that’s docked in it.

Controlling the device is done through an included remote control and can be visually navigated on-screen through your connected television, which will also show information on the current track playing and can control your iPod when docked. The dock is compatible with any 3rd generation iPod on up including iPod video, iPod Nano and iPod Mini and will also charge the devices when connected.

The WiFi iPod dock is available in colors of gloss white or black and will be available in September for $229.99

Source: Crunchgear

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