StarTech expands its lineup of docking stations
We've reviewed StarTech docks in the past and walked away impressed by their connectivity features and general quality. They can certainly be pricier than the equivalent generic solutions from Lenovo or Toshiba, but they do leave a better overall impression.
Now, the company will be categorizing its upcoming lineup of new docks into four separate families: Travel, Essential, Professional, and Specialty. As expected, the Travel docks will be the smallest out of the bunch with fewer features, while Specialty docks are on the opposite end of the spectrum for Thunderbolt 2 power users. All models and replicators have been designed to work for almost all makes and models of laptops and desktops.
While the selection is limited for now, StarTech has already made available a few select models from three of the four categories. Travel users have the small USB3SMDOCKHV model for $117, which includes HDMI, RJ-45, and VGA through an existing USB 3.0 port. Professional users have the larger USB3SDOCKDD model for $183, which includes dual DVI ports, multiple USB 3.0 ports, and RJ-45. Lastly, the professional TB2DOCK4KDHC dock for $329 includes HDMI, USB 3.0, RJ-45, eSATA, and 4K output via a single Thunderbolt 2 port. Users hoping for a more middle-road dock from the Essential lineup will have to wait just a bit longer for an announcement.
StarTech docking stations are available from most major online retail outlets, including StarTech's own website. In the meantime, check out the images and press release below.