Price

$179.95 from major retailers

GadgetGuy’s take – take the Kensington SD1600P USB-C Dock on the road

Its designed for the road warrior to have some convenient expansion when travelling. The VGA port is a streak of inspiration as it gives access to data projectors and more that need this connection.

It is not a powered desktop dock. If your needs are mobility and to add a single monitor and gain some  USB ports, then it is ideal.

Pros

  • Small and light
  • Kensington quality
  • Driverless (macOS and Windows 7 need a one-time driver downloaded on connection)
  • Simple to use with USB-C or Thunderbolt
  • 60W will power most MacBook 13 or similar Windows tablets and hybrids

Con

  • Only one monitor at a time – HDMI or VGA

Rating

Rated as a small, pass-through power, mobile dock. It does not perform the same tasks as powered desktop Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C docks.

  • Overall:  4.4 – higher if you can bag a bargain
  • Features: 4 out of 5 – it does what it advertises
  • Value for Money: 4 out of 5 – a tad expensive – shop around
  • Performance: 4 out of 5 – the limitations of 5Gb/s and passthrough power are evident under full load.
  • Ease of Use: 5 out of 5 – easy to install and use
  • Design: 5 out of 5 – small, utilitarian and love the inbuilt cable