Club3D announced the addition of two new USB 3.0 docking stations to its SenseVision lineup. One is designed for use with a laptop or Ultrabook, and another is designed to output UHD video signals.
Club3D's SenseVision line of products expand the video outputs on your computer. The company makes dongles and docks that plug into either a Display Port and split the signal into more outputs, or through a USB 3.0 port, which is the case for the docking stations announced today.
SenseVision USB 3.0 Ultra Smart Docking Station
The SenseVision USB 3.0 Ultra Smart Docking Station has been designed with laptops and Ultrabooks in mind, but it can be used on a desktop PC as well, if desired. It's made of brushed aluminum and has what Club3D is calling a "slim Bar Design" that can be used to prop your laptop up higher. The device is wrapped with two rubber bands around it to secure the dock in place on your desk, and your laptop on top of it.
The docking station plugs into a single USB 3.0 port on the computer and provides a host of additional connections through it. There are five USB 3.0 ports, mic and headphone jacks, RJ45 network adapter, MicroSD card reader and three video outputs (DVI-D, VGA and HDMI). Club3D said that two of the video interfaces can be used at the same time and offer resolutions as high as 2048x1152 at 60 Hz.
SenseVision USB 3.0 4K UHD Mini Docking Station
Club3D also launched the SenseVision USB 3.0 4K UHD Mini Docking Station, which offers similar functionality, but much higher resolution. The mini docking station includes four USB 3.0 ports, an RJ45 network jack and a single audio jack that doubles as a headphone and microphone port.
The docking station can also output to two displays though the included HDMI and DVI-D interfaces. The maximum resolution on the DVI-D port is 2048x1152, which is the same maximum resolution found on the Ultra Smart Docking station. The UHD Mini's HDMI port is capable of outputting 2560x1600 at 60 Hz or 3840x2160 at 30 Hz, thanks to a DisplayLink DL-5900 chip that Club3D included inside the dock.
|Product Name||USB 3.0 Ultra Smart Docking Station||USB 3.0 4K UHD Mini Docking Station|
|Features:||Aluminum Bar Design||Ultra Slim size: 95(L) x 94(W) x 44(H) mm|
|Supports dual External monitors via HDMI, DVI-D or VGA||Supports dual External monitors via HDMI 1.4 and DVI-D via Displaylink DL-5700 chipset|
|USB 3.0 downstream port x 5||USB 3.0 downstream port x 4|
|Supports BC 1.2 charging x2|
|Memory Card reader for (micro) SD||Supports USB Powered mode (Limits functionality)|
|Supports Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)||Supports Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)|
|Crush resistance and High Temp resistance.||Supports Audio 2.1 channel (3.5 mm Audio combo jack)|
|Resolutions up to 2048 x 1152 60Hz||Supports Resolutions up to 4K UHD 3840x 2160p 30 Hz (HDMI) and 2048 x 1152 60 Hz (DVI)|
|Designed for Laptops Lenovo / HP / Dell / Toshiba and MacBook Pro/Air, etc.||Designed for Laptops and Ultrabooks|
|Outputs:||HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, RJ45 Ethernet, 3.5 mm Stereo mini-jack 2.1 ch, 3.5 mm Stereo microphone, (micro) SD memory card reader, 5 x full size USB 3.0||HDMI, DVI-D, 4 x full size USB 3.0, RJ45 Ethernet, 3.5 mm Audio jack 2.1 ch|
|Dimensions:||372 x 49 x 24 mm||95 x 49 x 44 mm|
Club3D did not reveal pricing for the SenseVision USB 3.0 4K UHD MINI Docking Station nor for the USB 3.0 Ultra Smart Docking Station. Partner resellers should have them in stock soon, though.