As laptops continue to get smaller and more portable, they are losing connectivity. While we certainly see the benefits of more portable devices, especially as more businesses embrace hybrid working, connectivity really matters. Users need to plug in monitors, wireless mice, wireless keyboards, USB phone chargers, and more. Docking stations are an essential device that enables users to get the most out of their laptops without compromising size and portability.
Turn one port into multiple ports
Laptop manufacturers are increasingly moving away from all ports except the USB-C port. We don’t blame them because USB-C ports support reverse insertion and transfer data at a higher rate than standard USB.
Convenience is key
Hybrid working is here to stay. Many employees will now require powerful devices that they can take home with them regularly. Docking stations allow hybrid workers to connect the devices they keep at home (monitors, a keyboard and mouse, external hard drive, etc.) straight into their laptop when they arrive home. Easy!
More screen space
A docking station is worth purchasing if you use two or more monitors. While laptop screens are usually high-quality, they are also rather small. Adding an external monitor could do wonders for your productivity and allow you to view multiple tabs simultaneously. Many of us at Origin Storage use dual monitors at home and in the office, and now we’d struggle without them!
I’m convinced, but which docking station should I choose?
Origin Storage offers several high-powered docking stations to suit a range of lifestyles. Whether you’re working from home, from the office, or a hybrid of the two, we’ve got a dock that suits your needs.
If you’re looking for compatibility, the OSDOCK-USB3 is the best choice. It offers great compatibility and power for functional connectivity. If you’re looking for a good value docking station that offers excellent functionality, we recommend this device.
If you require a docking station to enhance your workstation and make your laptop feel like a desktop setup, the OSDOCK-USBC is ideal. The device uses a USB-C port and supports high-quality video resolution through DisplayPort and HDMI ports. This device differs from the OSDOCK-USB3 dock by having a Power Delivery, enabling a range of devices to charge quickly over a USB connection.
If your desk setup involves several 4K monitors, the OSDOCK-T4K15 will enable you to enhance connectivity without sacrificing display quality. If you require extremely high resolution at all times, this dock is capable of powering up to three displays in 4K simultaneously. Similarly, if you require extremely high resolution on one screen, the dock supports 5K resolution on a single screen.
Many of us are now embracing hybrid working. With this hybrid working approach comes operational issues; employees need to move devices from one location to another without sacrificing connectivity. The OSDOCK-4KTDC docking station contains USB-C ports and supports 4096×2160 HDMI video resolution with a fast ethernet connection and Power Delivery.
Multi-mount for clutter-free working
The Universal USB-C Multi-Mount Dock enables you to have the ultimate clutter-free work environment with its flexible mounting design. Even better, the device can be mounted to the back of a VESA mount display or desk, giving you a clearer space to work. Improve your productivity via three USB 3.1 ports with dual display capabilities at 1080p with smart power management.
If you’re not sure which dock best suits your needs, please speak to a member of our knowledgeable team, who will be happy to help you.