Plugable’s New Docking Stations Help You Expand Your Workspace

Plugable’s new UD-3900Z and UD-695OZ docking stations make it easy to connect up to two additional displays when needed to expand your workspace.

Designed based on DisplayLink USB graphics technology and based on customer feedback, the two new docking stations work with Windows PC systems using an included USB 3.0 or USB-C cable.

The UD-3900Z is the updated version of Plugable’s popular UD-3900 and supports two 1,080p HDMI monitors, with two additional USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports. The UD-6950Z, meanwhile, allows you to connect up to two 4K HDMI or DisplayPort displays, with six additional USB 3.0 ports. 

The UD-3900Z provides the ability to connect two HDMI displays at resolutions up to 1,920 x 1,200 via the dock’s two built-in HDMI video outputs. The UD-6950Z provides the ability to connect up to two 3,840 x 2,160 (4K) displays (lower resolutions are also supported) via the dock’s built-in DisplayPort or HDMI combination video outputs. The ‘combination’ video outputs on the UD-6950Z provide a choice of either DisplayPort output or HDMI output for either of the two connected displays. This provides flexibility in terms of display selection, says Plugable, as well as limiting the need for any type of video converters.

Additionally, you can easily connect all of your peripherals, like a keyboard, mouse, thumb drive, and more. The UD-3900Z provides six additional USB ports (two USB 3.0 5Gbps ports on the front and four USB 2.0 480Mbps ports on the back) as well as a wired Gigabit Ethernet connection and a combination 3.5mm audio jack. The UD-6950Z also provides six additional 3.0 5Gbps ports (two ports in the front and four ports on the back) as well as a wired Gigabit Ethernet connection and a combination audio jack. Both docking stations do not provide Power Delivery, however, so you will need your computer’s power adapter to charge your laptop.

The Plugable UD-3900Z is available for US$99 and the UD-6950Z for US$139. All Plugable products are backed by a 24-month limited parts and labour warranty as well as Seattle-based e-mail customer service and technical support.