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Why Kensington for Docking? Simple.

With over 35 years of experience, and as a global leader in desktop productivity solutions since 2006, Kensington is the Professionals' Choice for universal docking stations. From professional-grade industry design, to the user interface, every docking station is quality tested above industry standards and backed with superior warranties, along with unmatched sales support both before and after you purchase your docking stations. And with an experienced supply chain, we are experts in large or small-scale deployments. 

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The Evolution of the Workplace

Gone are the days when every desk had a phone and a typewriter as their essential tools. With "hot desking" and "hoteling" rising in popularity, some people don't have permanent desks at all. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. How do you accommodate for these diverse and changing needs? Kensington.  

Evolution of the Workplace

Change in Devices

Ten years ago, priorities for notebooks were radically different.

MacBook 2007

• Replace my desktop • Performance over mobility • Battery life sacrifices are acceptable • OEM docking connector needed

MacBook 2017

• Be more like my tablet/phone • Mobility over ports • Battery life optimized • Universal connectors

Evolving Hardware Standards

 

Connector Timeline

Emerging Technologies

USB-C Gen1 Connector

USB 3.1 Gen1 (USB 3.0/USB-C)
5 Gbps bandwidth

  • Good for single 4K 60Hz, or dual 2K 60Hz
  • Supports multiple USB accessories 
  • Data/Video/Audio/Power
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Can be used with a USB 3.0 (Type A) adapter
  • Windows/macOS/Chrome support
  • Available on Intel and AMD systems (2017+)

USB-C Gen2 Connector

USB 3.1 Gen2 (USB-C)
10 Gbps bandwidth

  • Good for dual 4K 60Hz
  • Supports multiple USB accessories 
  • Data/Video/Audio/Power
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Windows/macOS/Chrome support
  • Available on Intel and AMD systems (2017+)

Thunderbolt 3 Connector

Thunderbolt 3
40 Gbps bandwidth

  • Good for single 5K 60Hz, or dual 4K 60Hz
  • Supports multiple USB accessories 
  • Data/Video/Audio/Power
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Windows/macOS support
  • Intel systems only

USB-C Only Describes the Connector

The speed, video, and power delivery capability it supports are all optional and subject to the manufacturer's implementation. Check the guide on the right for more information on how to identify which USB-C port you have. 

USB-C Connector Chart

Discover more about USB-C and Thunderbolt 3!

Which Dock is Right for Me?

With so many connectors, technologies, and standards, we know it can be confusing. So we've created a helpful selector to make it easy to know which docking solution is right for you.

Thunderbolt 3 Docks

Power, plus the fastest data and video available on a single cable.

USB-C Docks

The industry standard for data, video, and power.

USB-A (3.0) Docks

Most popular USB type, providing data and video.

4K Docks

Docking stations that delivery 4K UHD video.

Power Delivery Docks

Connects and powers your laptop.

Fast Charging Docks

Charges your tablet or phone.

Your Needs, Answered

In the office, on the road, at school, home, or wherever, we've got a docking solution that's perfect for your needs.

A Solution for Any Type

Let us help you find the right docking station by the features and functions that are most important to you.

The Road Warrior

The Task Master

 The Innovator

Today's mobile workforce Desktop productivity Ultimate desktop experience
  • Portability
  • Low-profile solution
  • Full-scale workstations
  • Solutions up to 5Gbps
  • Full-scale workstations
  • Solutions up to 40Gbps
  • USB-C Solutions
  • Single monitor support
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB 3.0 ports
  • and more!
  • USB 3.0/USB-C Solutions
  • Dual monitor support
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB Fast-Charging
  • USB 3.0 ports
  • and more!
  • Thunderbolt 3 Solutions
  • Dual 4K monitor support
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB Fast-Charging
  • USB 3.0 ports
  • and more! 

 

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The Professionals' Choice in Docking

Solutions are only as good as the support available to back them up. At Kensington, we've got you covered.
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