There are lots of docking stations on the market, today we are taking a look at the MAKETECH Mini Multi-function docking station. It comes with 2 USB 3.0 Ports, 1 Gigabit Ethernet Port and an SD/TF Card Slot which works with Microsoft Surface, Macbook, Ultrabook and other laptops. This docking station is priced reasonably and currently is selling for $24 at Amazon.
This unit is ultra compact and will fit in the palm of your hand. It’s a clean and sharp design and it’s quite portable. It is stylish and comes with a premium aluminum housing. This is a great match to your Surface, Macbook and Ultrabook laptops.
It will provide you with instant docking. It has high speed data transfer that will upload your files promptly. It will perform USB 3.0 data transfer up to 5Gbps and is very compatible with most laptops. The manufacturer states that it supports all Windows/Mac/Linux systems.
This compact docking station is 2.67 x 2.67 x 0.98 inches in size and weighs just 2.71 ounces. The trend in mobile computing devices is to get lighter and smaller. This mini docking device provides simplicity and portability while taking up minimal desk space. USB 3.0 is over 10 times faster than USB 2.0, and this station supports up to a 5 Gbps transfer rate.
So it can roughly transfer a 90 minute DVD movie in 1 minute, and about 100 MP3 songs in just 5 seconds. Very impressive indeed !
Also this is a plug and play device. You do not need to install any drivers for this unit to connect. Only one of the SD and TF card can be read at a time. As for 2.4Ghz wireless devices, such as a wireless keyboard and mouse adapters, they may not work if they are nearby to USB 3.0 devices or hubs.
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