If you’ve noticed a trend in laptops having fewer and fewer ports in favor of thinner, sleeker designs, you’re not alone. While being thinner makes laptops much easier to transport, you’ll quickly realize how much you will miss those ports when setting up your laptop in your workspace. Instead of daisy-chaining multiple adapters into a mess of cable clutter, Kensington has you covered with the SD5700T Thunderbolt™ 4 Dual 4K Docking Station. With four Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, this docking station provides data transfer rates of up to 40 Gb/s. Thunderbolt™ 4 also allows you to output video to dual 4K at 60 Hz displays or a single 8K at 30 Hz display. With 90W of power delivery, you’ll be able to charge any Thunderbolt™ 4-compatible Windows 10 laptop or Apple MacBook quickly, along with supported USB Type-C or USB4 peripherals and accessories.
Need USB Type-A ports as well? The SD5700T also comes with three USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports and a single USB 2.0 Type-A port, so you’ll still be able to connect USB Type-A devices to your laptop, such as external hard drives and external optical drives. While you’ll most likely use Wi-Fi on your laptop for a wireless Internet connection, you can opt for a reliable wired connection, thanks to the Gigabit Ethernet jack on the SD5700T. Need to transfer your photos from your DSLR camera to your laptop? Use the UHS II SD 4.0 media card slot on the docking station. There is even a 3.5mm audio jack, as well, so you can use wired headphones.
With 11 ports of connectivity in total, the SD5700T ensures that you can take full advantage of premium Thunderbolt™ 4 features while providing plenty of options for connecting legacy peripherals and accessories. It also helps future-proof your setup for when you upgrade or add more devices.
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