Yes, this is a scenario that the universal dock excels at. So long as users have the driver installed (a simple process) they can plug and play without having to reset the dock. This makes a universal dock ideal for a home workstation or office hot desk.
It is possible to lie a tower dock on its side. Note that the base plate is not removable, this ensures that airflow is maintained.
Yes, our docks meet relevant electrical safety legislation.
A blue power icon will be illuminated on the front panel of the dock. This also confirms that any powered USB ports are powered and ready to be used for charging other USB devices.
A USB icon indicator will be illuminated green on the front of the dock to reassure users that the dock is powered and connected the laptop.
No, the dock does not include integrated memory. Any external USB memory stick or drive connected to the dock will appear and be available to users as if they had been connected directly into the laptop.
The Kensington Docks are compatible with Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8. Check our compatibility by dock.
Yes, this is possible. You should be aware of the processing power requirements of your laptop. Our technical support team will be able to assess this with you.
A television can be used as a second screen so long as you have the suitable connections. Not all televisions screens are optimized for use as a computing monitor, even if they offer the suitable connectivity.
Yes, the dock
Kensington USB docks can be connected to the internet and networks via the integrated Ethernet port. If can, should you need to, continue to use your laptops Ethernet port. Similarly, laptop Wi-Fi connectivity can be used, rather than the docks Ethernet port.
No directly, Wi-Fi network connectivity can be provided by a Wi-Fi enabled laptop or a dedicated USB accessory.
Yes, the only restriction is the number of USB ports available on your dock. You can add as many USB wireless receivers to your dock, and your laptop, as dictated by the number of available USB ports.
You can connect any brand of monitor to a universal dock. The monitor doesn’t need to be the same brand as the dock or the laptop. The only requirement is that the dock and the monitor can be connected together. Kensington USB 3.0 docks are supplied with all you need to connect to a HDMI, DVI or VGA monitor. Our technical support team will be glad to confirm your desired configuration for you before you place an order.
If you have already connected a monitor to your laptop docking station or two monitors to your dual laptop dock there is still the possibility of adding additional monitors by using a USB Multi-Display Adapter.
A USB Multi-Display Adapter simply connects to a vacant USB port in your docking station or your laptop.
You can connect one to the DVI port on our USB 3.0 Docking station using the included DVI > VGA adapter. Another can be added using a Multi-Display adapter which connects via a USB port or, if you have a Dual dock you can connect a VGA monitor to the free HDMI out port using a third party HDMI > VGA adapter.
A dual dock supports two outputs. This means that two monitors, can be connected to and driven by a Dual Dock. This provides the user with a three screen set up, including the laptop screen.
Check the output options provided by your dock. While each dock offers multiple connectivity options only a dual dock will support multiple outputs.
Yes, although there are ergonomic and wellbeing advantages to working with identical screen sizes, there is no system limitation dictating that both monitors need to share the same size or specification.
The only physical connection between a universal dock and the laptop is a USB cable. While this provides increased positioning options, such as using a laptop riser and positioning the laptop scree at an ergonomically correct height, and user flexibility it also means that a laptop is not secured to the dock.
Kensington Universal docks feature a Kensington Security Slot. This allows a twin cable lock to be used to secure the dock and the laptop.
Yes. These are available at www.kenisngton.com/software
Yes, we offer telephone and email support for administrator and users. See our contact options.
If you are an organization and require evaluation support our dedicated team will be happy to discuss your requirements with you. See our contact options.
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