Coming Soon: Lenovo’s Video Docking Station with DisplayLink Technology


After a brief flirtation with using a Mac Mini desktop system in addition to my 13″ MacBook Air, I’m back to “laptop-only living”; it works well thanks to high-resolution screens, great battery life and enough power to handle just about anything that is thrown at it.

One of the things that make laptop-only living easier is a good docking station that makes it possible to connect and disconnect peripherals with ease. This is especially the case with laptops like the MBA which only have two USB ports. Well, we got word that Lenovo is once again employing DisplayLink’s technology, and they are using it to create a low-cost video docking station that “embraces the need to make and break connections with ease”.

Lenovo’s new video docking station features:

· Complete laptop control through the use of one USB cable

· The ability to organize peripherals including monitors, external drives, stereo earphones speakers, USB mouse and keyboard

· DisplayLink software for monitor modes including expand, mirror, horizontal or vertical

· Support 10/100 Mbps Ethernet

It looks great, offers a good deal of convenience and promises to be “low-priced”. We’ll have more details, a firm price and a review soon.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.