Microsoft has released the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station, with the desktop cradle for the Windows 8.1 tablet showing up in Microsoft Stores as well as at other retailers from today. Announced alongside the slate back in May, and put up for preorder earlier this month, the $199.99 accessory is more than just a stand for the tablet, however.
An Apple patent application has cropped up on the United States Patent and Trademark Office's website showing a smart docking station for the iPhone, something that will make using Siri from across the room a simple matter. According to the patent, the docking station has an integrated microphone that is always listening for voice commands, as well as a connector that will wake the device up when necessary.
Belkin has unveiled a new charging dock designed specifically for the latest generation iPad tablets that use the Lighting connector. The idea behind the dock was to design something that will allow users to charge the iPad without having to remove the case protecting the tablet. To make that happen, Belkin uses a adjustable dial on the back of the dock that controls the position of the Lighting connector.
It's been awhile since we last heard about Griffin's PowerDock 5 charging station -- back in January at CES, in fact. However, the company finally launched the new product today and is touting it as a central place to charge all of your mobile devices, including tablets, complete with five charging bays with their own USB port.
After over a year of waiting, Belkin has finally released its Thunderbolt Express Dock. It was originally announced last year in January and was slated for a September 2012 release, but that obviously never happened. However, Belkin just launched the $299 dock yesterday, and we’ve taken the time to give it a good look-over and test it out for ourselves. Personally, as a MacBook Pro user who is constantly docking and undocking my laptop at my desk, I wanted to see if Belkin’s Thunderbolt Express Dock would make the whole process easier. Let’s find out how it fared.
It's taken a while - a very long while - but Belkin's Thunderbolt Express Dock has finally hit shelves, offering Mac users a simple way to hook up a workstation's-worth of peripherals by stringing a single cable. First announced back in January 2012, and clearly missing its original release date in September of the same year, the $299.99 Thunderbolt Express Dock offers three USB 3.0 ports, gigabit ethernet, and a pass-through Thunderbolt connector of its own, among other things.
It's finally arrived - the official Google Nexus 7 Pogo Pin dock made for your very favorite 7-inch tablet, straight from the big G. This release has been awaited by fans of the device since it was first realized that the unit had a set of Pogo Pins on its side. What this means is that you'll be able to drop the tablet in to the charger sideways and you'll have to do no plugging of any sort to make with the charging - so simple!