Kensington has introduced new plug-and-play Thunderbolt 4 and USB-C docking stations that can turn laptops and tablets into desktop workstations. New to the line is the SD5760T Thunderbolt 4 Dual 4K Docking Station and SD4810P USB-C 5Gbps Triple Video Driverless Dock.
Using the new docking stations, workers can connect multiple accessories like monitors, USB peripherals, and other input devices, through a single USB-C port.
The SD5760T Thunderbolt 4 Dual 4K Docking Station is designed for the latest MacBooks, Surface devices, and other Thunderbolt 4-enabled laptops. The high-speed device transfers data, video, and audio at speeds up to 40Gbps. It also provides daisy chain support for SSDs, monitors, and other Thunderbolt devices.
The 13-in-1 design incorporates two HDMI ports, one Thunderbolt 4 port, one USB-C 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps port, two USB-A 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps ports, two USB-A 3.2 Gen1 5Gbps ports, one Gigabit Ethernet port, one audio combo jack, and two UHS-II 4.0 SD and microSD card readers.
The SD5760T provides up to 96W of dynamic power delivery to power the device and connected accessories, supports up to single 8K through a Thunderbolt 4 port, or dual 4K monitors using two HDMI ports. Zero-footprint mounting and security cable lock slots allow for maximizing desktop space, reducing cable clutter, and protecting the investment.
The SD4810P USB-C 5Gbps Triple Video Driverless Dock, meanwhile, is ideal for all USB-C Windows laptops running Windows 10 or above. Delivering data transfer speeds up to 5Gbps, the 11-in-1 design incorporates four USB-A 3.2 Gen1 ports, two USB-C 3.2 Gen1 ports, two audio combo jacks, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. It can support up to three external monitors through the VGA port, HDMI 1.4 port, and DP++ 1.2 port.
Offering up to 85W power pass-through to quickly charge any Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, USB4, or USB-C enabled laptop that supports Power Delivery, there’s also up to 60W power delivery for the host laptop using the included power adapter, and an optional 100W USB-C power adapter that provides up to 85W power delivery.
Three-year limited warranties cover both SD7560T and SD4810P. Both docking stations support the free Kensington DockWorks software which guarantees a fast, reliable internet connection, and provides IT managers with network monitoring and visibility.
Additionally, Kensington has introduced the CH1200 USB-C 10Gpbs 4-port hub, a plug-and-play hub for connecting up to four USB-A accessories, like thumb drives, trackballs, mice, keyboards, and headsets, to a USB-C port on a laptop or docking station. Compatible with Windows, Mac and Chrome devices, the CH1200 is covered by a two-year limited warranty.
The new CA1020 USB-A to USB-C M/F Adapter enables newer USB-C accessories, such as phones, cables, headsets, and hard drives, to be connected to a USB-A port on a laptop, docking station, or charger. The plug-and-play solution provides data transfer speeds up to 10Gbps and supports charging up to 5V.
“With the adoption of hybrid and remote work policies on the rise among businesses of all sizes, today’s professionals are becoming more mobile than ever before,” says Yuji Wakabayashi, Category Marketing Manager at Kensington. “With greater dependence on laptops and tablets for work in the office, at home, and everywhere in between, maximizing the usability of the devices is critical for maintaining productivity. The ongoing expansion of our portfolio of docking stations ensures that our docking stations keep pace with the performance capabilities of the latest mobile devices to maximize the productivity of their users.”