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Warpia Easy Dock Turns Laptops into PCs

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 9 comments

The Warpia Easy Dock mounts a laptop in a desktop environment using a wireless connection.

Monday Source R&D said that the Warpia Easy Dock is now available for purchase online at Amazon.com and Warpia's website. This device allows users to connect their laptops, netbooks, and Macbooks to a traditional desktop configuration--mouse, keyboard, speakers, and LCD panel--using a high-quality wireless transmission.

On the graphics front, the Warpia Easy Dock supports resolutions up to 1400 x 1050 or 1440 x 900 (wide), and streams HD video up to 720p and 32-bit True Color depth. As for the audio, it relays 48 KHz 16-bit stereo. All this is transmitted through a USB-based dongle that's instantly recognized by Windows XP SP3 to Windows 7, Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard. An additional receiver plugs into your mouse, speakers, keyboard and LCD panel, relaying the transmission to the peripherals.

"The Easy Dock is the ideal solution for laptop lovers who value portability but long for a more comfortable computing experience at home," said Marc Levaggi, VP of Marketing for Source R&D. "It enables you to work or surf the web without a mess of cables on your desk and without sacrificing visual or audio quality."

Warpia Easy Dock doesn't come cheap, costing a meaty $149.99. While available online at Amazon and the Warpia website, the device can also be found at BestBuy.com, Frys Electronics, Microcenter, and more.

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    Bolbi , July 27, 2010 11:18 PM
    Great concept, but the resolution is disappointing. Most of us geeks have at least a 1680x1050 resolution on our primary monitor.
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    Bolbi , July 27, 2010 11:18 PM
    Great concept, but the resolution is disappointing. Most of us geeks have at least a 1680x1050 resolution on our primary monitor.
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    socrates047 , July 27, 2010 11:53 PM
    or...
    just put the cables in a bundle and detach/ attach as needed. i bring my laptop home sometimes and just plug stuff in and presto, im a 'desktop'
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    dEAne , July 28, 2010 3:17 AM
    wow this is very cool. I will check this out.
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    mavanhel , July 28, 2010 4:25 AM
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    This device allows users to connect their laptops, netbooks, and Macbooks to a traditional desktop configuration


    Wait...so Macbook != laptop? I don't quite see the distinction here...
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    skegsi , July 28, 2010 4:44 AM
    I'd buy something that worked the other way. Desktop in laptop environment. That way you buy/make a high end PC and use your old laptop with combined touchpad, keyboard and monitor around the home/on the couch etc. Could this work?
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    bennyt , July 28, 2010 6:20 AM
    skegsiI'd buy something that worked the other way. Desktop in laptop environment. That way you buy/make a high end PC and use your old laptop with combined touchpad, keyboard and monitor around the home/on the couch etc. Could this work?

    Hmmm, a wireless KVM. Powered by batteries. Dunno if its been done, but I guess it could work.
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    hardcore_gamer , July 28, 2010 8:36 AM
    looks cool..but its a li'll overpriced at $150
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    sneaky jedi , July 28, 2010 1:34 PM
    socrates047or...just put the cables in a bundle and detach/ attach as needed. i bring my laptop home sometimes and just plug stuff in and presto, im a 'desktop'


    This. I don't see why this product is necessary.
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    gwolfman , July 28, 2010 2:29 PM
    bennytHmmm, a wireless KVM. Powered by batteries. Dunno if its been done, but I guess it could work.

    Use your cheapy laptop and RDP into the desktop. Is that what you mean?