Posted by: kurtsh | January 24, 2012

CES 2012: Targus SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Dual Video Docking Station

imageI haven’t posted much about CES 2012 because I’m too darned busy.  That being said, I pointed this out to a customer of mine and thought I’d say a few words about this.  This product is FREAKIN’ COOL:

Why is this so cool?  USB 3.0 is not only a super high bandwidth connection to other peripherals – fast enough for video – is UBIQUITOUS.  I haven’t bought a single new laptop/ultrabook that doesn’t have a USB 3.0 port on them.  Meanwhile I haven’t seen EVEN ONE laptop with Lightpeak/Thunderbolt in it.  That tells me who’s gonna win right there.

Here’s what’s on this docking station/port replicator:

Enjoy an increase in speed and more power by utilizing the latest USB 3.0 technology for your workstation. The Targus USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Dual Video Docking Station offers dual video ports that deliver beyond HD video and graphics up to 2048 x 1152(1x DVI-I, 1x HDMI) to two monitors. In addition it includes a DVI to VGA adapter, 1 HDMI to DVI adapter, 2 USB 3.0 ports for your USB 3.0 peripherals and 4 USB 2.0 ports for all of your USB 2.0 items. The docking station also includes a Gigabit Ethernet port, audio In/Out ports to connect speakers and a security lock slot to help secure the dock and avoid theft. A 6A AC adapter and 2ft USB 3.0 cable are also included to help make it easy to connect your device to a complete workstation – including dual monitors, a mouse, keyboard, printer and other peripherals you may need to connect with by simply docking your laptop. The docking station also has two high-powered USB ports, providing extra power and stays on even when the laptop is disconnected.

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