Connect to Ethernet, displays and more with this USB-C dock

This 13-in-one docking station includes USB ports, card readers and HDMI connections.

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The docking station is plugged into a laptop next to inputs such as USB drives, SD cards and a VGA cable.

When Apple axed the MacBook Pro’s generous port selection in favor of Thunderbolt 3 in 2016, fans were understandably unhappy. But if we could pinpoint one benefit in the years following, it would be USB-C’s heavy adoption, which is rumored to finally reach the iPhone later this year.

Customers might still be peeved about the current MacBook Pro’s limited I/O selection, but USB-C’s advantages extend beyond laptops. The 2021 iPad Pro was given the Thunderbolt over USB-C treatment, allowing users to connect multiple devices such as displays and storage drives, and this year’s iPhone may enjoy those benefits as well. If you’re shopping for a port hub for any of these devices, consider this 13-in-one docking station for $60.

This dock boasts and impressive I/O selection to support a broad range of connections. For example, you’ll find four USB-A and two USB-C ports to plug in gadgets like mice, keyboards, thumb drives and external SSDs. The station also includes an SD and TF card reader, which may be valuable if you’re a photographer or videographer.

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With the dock’s VGA and two HDMI ports, you can greatly extend your laptop or tablet’s screen output. You could even create a triple-monitor setup if you have enough displays. There’s also a gigabit Ethernet port to speed up your internet connection if you’re working in an area with spotty WiFi. Lastly, the 3.5mm AUX jack lets you connect wired, higher fidelity headphones or IEMs to your workstation. But if you’re a discerning audiophile, we recommend keeping one of your USB ports available for a dedicated amplifier.

This 13-in-one docking station can potentially provide thousands of setup configurations that connect straight to your laptop or mobile device. You can purchase it today for $60 or 14 percent off.

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