Kensington have today, finally updated their DisplayLink docks with DisplayLink SuperSpeed, USB 3.0 Graphics Technology, giving you high-speed Ethernet and Audio, only two have got the USB 3.0 treatment however, the new Office Dock (sd3300v) and the Home D0ock (sd300v), both of which include both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connections alongside a gigabit ethernet port, audio out and DVI/ VGA ports, but there are a couple of differences between the two.

The Office dock for instance supports 5.1 surround sound via HDMI, which as you can guess means you can connect your laptop via HDMI, and there is also the option to add an additional video port.

Both of the docks are available today worldwide, the Home Dock will $170 (around £105), and the Office dock will set you back a cool $200 (around £124), check out the press release below for more information.

[spoiler show=”Show Press Release” hide=”Hide Press Release”]Kensington Launches Two New USB3.0 Docks Based on DisplayLink’s Leading USB Graphics TechnologyPALO ALTO, Calif. & REDWOOD SHORES. Calif–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DisplayLink®, the world leading provider of solutions that simplify the connection between monitors and computing devices, and Kensington® Computer Products Group, the technology division of ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO) and a world leader in branded office products, today announced the launch of their latest generation of Universal Docking stations, powered by DisplayLink’s SuperSpeed™ USB3.0 graphics technology, which integrates Graphics, as well as Gigabit Ethernet and Audio.

“Migrating to the latest SuperSpeed™ Graphics Technology is the obvious choice for us to keep the technology edge that business users and consumers demand”
USB 3.0 Docking Station with DVI/HDMI/VGA

Kensington today announced two new SuperSpeed™ USB3.0 docking stations including an Office Dock and a Home Dock. The Office Dock sd3500v provides the ultimate hot desk expansion and productivity solution with dual-head video support for HDMI and DVI/VGA displays, Gigabit Ethernet, up to 5.1 channel audio via HDMI, and USB3 and USB2 expansion ports, all powered by DisplayLink’s highly integrated DL-3900 IC. The Home Dock sd3000v is the easiest and most efficient way to expand the home desktop with a single SuperSpeed™ USB3.0 connection, notebook users get a DVI/VGA display connection, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio, and USB3 and USB2 expansion ports, all enabled by DisplayLink’s DL-3700 IC.

Both docks feature “hot plug” functionality for audio and video, automatically detecting and routing sound and graphics to the peripherals as they are connected to the dock, ensuring the ultimate seamless user experience.

“Migrating to the latest SuperSpeed™ Graphics Technology is the obvious choice for us to keep the technology edge that business users and consumers demand,” said Matt Evans, Global Product Manager at Kensington. “With DisplayLink’s USB3 technology and compatibility certification program, our customers can be confident that they have chosen the most feature rich, reliable, and easy to use dock to expand their notebooks.”

“Kensington has long been a partner of DisplayLink and their new USB3.0 docks for home and office really meet the needs of users today,” said John Cummins, VP of sales and marketing for DisplayLink. “We’re confident these will be winning products for Kensington and are happy to be jointly announcing this latest product family to their portfolio.”

Pricing and Availability

The new Kensington USB3.0 Office Dock (sd3500v) and USB3.0 Home Dock (sd3000v) are available worldwide, with an MSRP of $169.99 and $199.99 respectively. For more information, visit www.kensington.com.

About DisplayLink – Plug and Display Solutions.

DisplayLink® (www.displaylink.com) develops hardware and software solutions to enable easy connectivity between monitors and computing devices over standard interfaces such as USB, Ethernet, and wireless networks. DisplayLink’s technology increases productivity and ease-of-use in the multi-display workspace and is deployed to millions of users through globally branded PC products including universal docking stations, monitors, projectors, zero client systems and display adapters.

For more information and product details, visit the DisplayLink Shop and follow DisplayLink on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.

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