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Solution for connecting two computers (work laptop and personal computer) 2 monitors, keyboard & mouse and a webcam

I'm starting a new job soon where the device I'll receive is a Dell XPS laptop with USB C type connectors, I believe it'll be something similar to the Dell XPS 15 lineup. I have two Dell U2414H "...
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Is there any HDD Dock Station where the sleep mode can be disabled?

I have checked several HDD dock stations in the market. But it seems that all of them are programmed to save energy by sending all the connected disks to sleep. Just two examples: Orico Dock station, ...
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Docks with support for two monitors Macbook 2016 and Macbook mid 2015

I'm looking for recommendations for a dock that will support a 2K screen and one HD screen. Ideally, I want to use the same dock with my personal laptop and work laptop. Laptops: Apple MacBook Pro 15-...
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Can PD Charge be used as display port?

Was wondering if PD charge can be used as a display port using this specific product Main reason is I have two laptops that I am required to use simultaneously at times and would be great to use a ...
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I use a MacBook and a Windows Desktop and I need to switch between them both with the same keyboard and mouse

Somebody mentioned a "KVM", does anybody have experience with these? It also need to be able to switch between them quickly as I will probably be switching atleast once every 5 minutes. Does ...
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Laptop stand with space for keyboard

I'm looking for a highly portable laptop stand which has space for a keyboard to live underneath the laptop. I can touch type so no issue with not seeing the keyboard. My current stand forces the ...
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Docking station for USB video recorders

I need to connect several USB video capture devices to my laptop but its USB ports have the internal bus shared, which means that, although it recognizes all the independent capture devices, I can ...
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Dock that supports 1 monitor @ 1440p@60hz, with Ethernet and a bunch of USB-A's

I'm looking for a good cheap USB-C/thunderbolt dock that supports one monitor @ 1440p60, and has at least 2 USB-A ports. Also keen to have gigabit ethernet but that's less critical. I don't need ...
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Dell Latidute Home Office Workspace

I just received a Dell Latitude 7210 2-in-1 as workstation from my new employer. Since I'll have to work in home office for the next few weeks or months (due to covid) I'll have to setup an home ...
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Are there combined USB-C and Thunderbolt Docks with many ports available?

We use various Dell notebooks at the company and now I would like to buy a docking station for my home office. Unfortunately some of the notebooks only have USB-C, while others have Thunderbolt. Also ...
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Docking station that connects via both USB 3 and USB C, has various video interface ports

I'm looking for a docking station that works with my current laptop (HP Pavilion 15-AY013NR) but will also work with a new laptop. The current one has USB 2/3 ports and no USB C, but I expect the new ...
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Seeking hardware recommendations for switching between Mac laptop and Windows workstation using multi-monitor setup

(x-post from stackexchange/superuser) Here is my current setup at home: For now, I am able to connect remotely to my work computer at the office, both via my Mac work laptop and my Windows desktop. ...
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Docking station with 3 Display Ports for Linux

I have MSI GV62 8RC with Linux Mint 19 installed. It has 1 HDMI port and 1 miniDP which works mostly ok (sometimes I have to unplug and plug miniDP again few times to get it working). But now I ...
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Dock recommendation for Macbook Thunderbolt2 and Dell Thunderbolt 3 laptops

I'm looking for a dock that will allow my gf and I to connect 2 HDMI monitors and 2 USB mouse/keyboard devices to both a Macbook Air (2015) with thunderbolt 2 and a modern dell laptop with thunderbolt ...
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Hard drive docking station recommendation for old hard drives

I'm looking for a docking station to read some old hard drives. The hard drives are: Maxtor Diamond Plus 9 Maxtor Diamond VL 40 5400 RPM Samsung SP1213C WD400BB-32CXA0 Any tips?
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KVM and docking station solution for Desktop and Laptop

I have a desktop PC and a Thinkpad laptop which I would like to be able to connect to the same monitors, keyboard and mouse. The monitors will both be Philips 328P6VJEB (4K). I already have a docking ...
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Daisy chained monitors with compatible laptop dock

Quick background: Me and my wife both work from home sometimes, and are both used to two or three monitor setups while in the office. For our home office I would like to have a universal laptop dock (...
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Which input cable to use with a Dell WD15 dock when connecting a usb-c Macbook Pro

I'm using a Dell WD15 dock to connect my Dell Precision 5510 to an external monitor (HP Envy 27" 4k). This is a USB-C dock. The dock connects to the monitor using a HDMI cable. The display settings ...
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Cheapest way to connect power, DisplayPort and two USB devices to USB-C port

Essentially I want to have a very simple docking solution for a laptop with a USB-C port, to provide power to the laptop and connect a monitor (with DisplayPort) and two input devices (with USB) to it....
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Pixel 2 XL multi function dock, or fitted sleeve

I have a Pixel 2 XL preordered which is intended to be a development and testing workhorse which will be connected to all sorts of devices in vehicles, at desks, in the field. I need a dock for it. ...
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Dual monitor Docking Station for work and personal computers

My company has a "Quality of Life" benefit that if I don't use, I will lose. I am thinking about buying 2 Dell P2416D monitors (2560 x 1440), and a docking station that is compatible with both my work ...
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Good PC laptop for work and docking station (must be dock-able)

Please excuse me if this question is too vague or broad. If necessary, I'll provide more details as I have them or withdraw the question. I've been offered a new job as a C#/C++ programmer and the ...
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Docking Station for Surface Pro 3 and 13" MacBook Pro

Is there a docking station that is compatible with both 13" MacBook Pro (2015 model A1502) and a Surface Pro 3? I am looking for one that has 1. Connectivity up to two monitors (DVI/HDMI/VGA) 2. ...
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SSD and HDD Internal Raid system compatible with external clone docking station

I'm searching for a good internal raid system for two SSDs and one for two HDDs. The housing of the SSDs and HDDs should be compatible with an external docking station, which I want to use for Backups....
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What hardware can turn a keyboard, mouse, and monitor into a remote desktop solution?

I have a couple laptops that I'd like to remote into, but they have restrictions in place that prevent me from installing remote software. Is there a hardware solution that I can use to access them ...
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USB dock that presents COM/Parallel port as physical ports

There are plenty of USB docks but the couple I have experimented with present UDB/pseudo devices in place of legacy ports like com and parallel. More modern applications can work with those just fine ...
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Docking station with many ports?

I've "recentely" asked this question here for a docking station for laptops that uses Thunderbolt 3 or USB 3.1 for connections. While I'm still interested in such stations I need an alternative in ...
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Docking station with new Interfaces?

I think we all noticed the recent Intel Skylake release at IFA and Gamescom 2015. Skylake brought a new generation of processor supporting a new generation of I/O interfaces, mainly Thunderbolt 3. ...