C2G USB 2.0 Laptop Docking Station with Video - 28652

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I was interested in this docking station because of its price relative to others and because it seemed to have more features. You can connect an external monitor, which many do not provide, and it adds a parallel and serial port, and PS/2 ports to a laptop when there are none (many do not come with these ports anymore). It also provides additional USB ports and acts like a USB hub, plus a network port for additional convenience. The PS/2 ports give you the option of adding keyboard and mouse connections if you want to keep an additional USB port free for other things. All in all, it is a good extension to my laptop that enables me to have it all. Besides the 2-point connection convenience that is the usual selling point of docking stations, I see greater value in the additional ports it gives me.

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This is not a rave review. There's nothing particularly special or terrific about this product. But it does everything it says it does and sells for a very reasonable price. There were some previous comments that caused concern that I might not be able to easily configure this dock with a notebook running Vista, but these turned out to be wholly unfounded. Configuration with 32-bit Vista was simple and rather straight-forward. My reason for selecting this dock was primarily to connect my Microsoft Cordless Ergonomic Keyboard and Mouse which do not have USB connections. Since this dock offers PS2 ports for both devices, my needs were met. I would have liked this dock to also have ports to connect my external speaker system, but after browsing several docks I had the impression that I had a choice between sound ports and PS2 ports and I selected the PS2 ports since the ergonomic keyboard is of far greater importance to me than the speakers. Only other thing to add: the dock is rather pleasing-looking, but the fact that its ports are on both sides of the dock results in there being no way of connecting all the necessary cords to the device without some appearance of clutter on my desk.

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Good value, performs as it should

by Jeff on 9/25/2007

I was interested in this docking station because of its price relative to others and because it seemed to have more features. You can connect an external monitor, which many do not provide, and it adds a parallel and serial port, and PS/2 ports to a laptop when there are none (many do not come with these ports anymore). It also provides additional USB ports and acts like a USB hub, plus a network port for additional convenience. The PS/2 ports give you the option of adding keyboard and mouse connections if you want to keep an additional USB port free for other things. All in all, it is a good extension to my laptop that enables me to have it all. Besides the 2-point connection convenience that is the usual selling point of docking stations, I see greater value in the additional ports it gives me. Read More

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on 4/7/2008

The only thing that's a downfall to this is that the VGA also has to be plugged in every time just like the USB. However, I've heard that other docking stations that push the VGA through the USB tend to distort the picture. So, it's a tradeoff I guess. Read More

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Product Overview

Now you can enjoy the convenience of your laptop when you’re not on the road. The USB 2.0 Laptop Docking Station with Video allows you to easily connect all of your desktop peripherals to almost any laptop or desktop with just one single connection. This lets you come and go as you please without the hassle of connecting your monitor, mouse, keyboard, printer and other devices to your laptop repeatedly.

The USB 2.0 Laptop Docking Station contains a three port USB 2.0 Hub, one serial DB9 port, one parallel printer port, one 10/100 RJ45 Ethernet port, PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports, and a VGA pass-through port - all in one single unit! Connect your monitor, mouse, keyboard, printer, USB 2.0 devices, network and modem to the docking station for a convenient all-in-one connectivity solution.

This docking station eliminates the clutter of cables connecting to your computer as it requires only a single VGA/USB combo cable. Additional USB hubs can be attached, enabling the connection of up to 127 devices. No complex installation or re-booting of your PC is required. The USB 2.0 Laptop Docking Station with Video makes desktop use of your laptop amazingly simple, convenient and, most importantly, inexpensive.

Specifications

Manufacturer Cables to Go
Mfg Part# 28652
SKU 204769654
UPC 757120286523
UPC 14 00757120286523
Features
Perfect for laptop users who also like to use their laptop in the office but don’t like the hassle of connecting each device every time.
Connect all peripherals to the docking station, then connect the laptop to the dock. All of your peripherals are now connected, with just one cable!
An economical alternative to expensive proprietary docking stations.
Features:
Ports:
One DB-9 RS-232 serial connector supports baud rates from 1,200 to 115.2K
One DB-25 parallel connector supports IEEE-1284 bi-directional printers
One Mini-din for PS/2 keyboard, One Mini-din for PS/2 mouse
One 10/100 Ethernet LAN port
Three USB 2.0 female type A downstream ports (three-port USB 2.0 Hub)
One VGA female output port (included VGA/USB combo cable connects the dock to your Laptop)
One VGA male input port
Full compliance with USB 2.0 specification
Compliance with IEEE802.3u 100BASE-TX and with IEEE802.3 10BASE-T standards
Allows multiple devices to be connected simultaneously
Plug-and-play functionality eliminates the need to reboot during installation
Approvals: FCC; CE
Supports Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista
Tech Specs
System Requirements
A minimum of 16M bytes of RAM
One available USB type A downstream port
Windows 98 or later
Package Contents
USB 2.0 Laptop Docking Station with Video
3ft VGA/USB combo cable
5V, 2A DC power adapter
CD Driver
User Manual
Product Specifications
Warranty: 1 year
Color: Black
Mfr: Cables To Go
Weight: 1.5lbs
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