Lightning Review: Kensington's Wireless USB Universal Docking Station Is the World's First

The Gadget: » 9/17/08 1:50pm 9/17/08 1:50pm Kensington's new docking station is the first to offer wireless USB connectivity. A DVI external monitor (DVI-to-VGA adapter included) and up to five peripherals spring to life when your WUSB-enabled laptop PC comes within a 15 foot range. $219–$230 I'll be dammed—it works. If you are one of the few…

Kensington's Wireless USB Docking Station Is the World's First, Supports Five Devices and DVI Monitor

Kensington's just released the world's first Wireless USB universal docking station, conveniently named the Wireless USB Docking Station. The thing suppports five USB devices as well as a DVI monitor, which can then be "attached" wirelessly to your notebook whenever it comes into range. Speaker ports round out the… » 8/18/08 2:40pm 8/18/08 2:40pm

Reader Designs: MacBook Cooler and Docking Station

Reader Olivier came up with this pretty interesting design for a form-fitting MacBook cooler that attaches to the bottom of your laptop and provides card readers, more USB ports and a gigantic fan to cool it. It might not look as slick as the Zefyr, but it's pretty damn functional despite being called the "iCool". On… » 7/01/08 4:00pm 7/01/08 4:00pm

Touch 360 Tablet Stand: An Easel to Your Digital Canvas

Tablets are great to work with when you're walking around like you're too good to use a normal computer, but sitting at a desk can make things tricky. This stand/docking station from Touch 360 is an elegant solution to sometimes awkward tablet ergonomics. Well-stocked with USB ports and power, the stand can either… » 6/13/08 10:45am 6/13/08 10:45am

Apple Docking Patent Works Perfectly with Ultra-Slim MacBook

This Apple docking station patent shows a screen base in which you can slide in a MacBook through its side. While this would be difficult to do with current MacBook models, it fits perfectly with the idea of the ultra-light, ultra-slim MacBook that allegedly will be presented at MacWorld. Basically, the patent shows… » 1/03/08 6:30am 1/03/08 6:30am

Wireless Docking for iPhone, iPod Coming?

In yesterday's patent application Apple filed for its multi-orientation docking station for the iPhone, there was even more tantalizing information: Apple may be preparing wireless docking for its iPhones, iPods and other devices. The technique will use voodoo called induction, and involves hiding coils underneath the… » 2/16/07 9:25am 2/16/07 9:25am

iPhone Docking Station Patent Application Shows Multi-Orientation Design, Possible Table PC Compatibility

Two designs for Apple iPhone docking stations have just surfaced in an Apple patent application, showing cradles that allow the iPhone to be docked and viewed in either horizontal or vertical orientation. The patent application describes "Methods and apparatuses for docking a portable electronic device that has a… » 2/15/07 8:35am 2/15/07 8:35am

Archos Reveals Road Map, Includes 700 TV Portable PVR

Archos launched its 404, 504 and 604 players a month ago, and now here's a bit of information about its upcoming 700 TV model, a fine-looking porto-player that promises over-the-air digital television using the Freeview format. It's equipped with a 4.3-inch screen, WiFi, GPS and a cellular modem. Maybe all that… » 7/07/06 12:50pm 7/07/06 12:50pm