ALOGIC, the Australian manufacturer of a range of high-quality PC and Mac peripheral equipment, has finally debuted in the UK. ALOGIC’S arrival in the UK coincides with the launch of two state-of-the-art USB C docking systems. Designed to offer class-leading performance and connectivity combined with superb industrial design, both solutions are every bit as elegant as the computers that they were connected to. We were lucky to get both to review.
ALOGIC USB C Dock PLUS
The ALOGIC USB-C Dock PLUS is the next generation USB-C peripheral designed to work with the latest USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 enabled computers. Featuring ALOGIC’s latest advancement in USB-C technology, this next-generation dock PLUS is one of the most advanced products in its class across the industry. logy, this next-generation dock PLUS is one of the most advanced products in its class across the industry.
The dock PLUS features a full array of ports ranging from 1 x HDMI with support for 4K@30Hz, 1 x Mini DisplayPort with support for 4k@30Hz, 1 x Gigabit Ethernet for wired ethernet, 2 x USB 3.1 (USB-A) ports for your standard USB accessories, 1 x Micro SD and SD Card Readers and 1 x USB-C port with support for up to 100W of Power Delivery for charging your laptop when connected to a suitable USB-C Charger. The USB-C port and Data transmission from the same port. The USB-C port also supports Data transmission from the same port along with power.
Also, it supports either a single monitor with up to 4K resolution when one of the HDMI or It can also support two monitors with up to 1080p FULL HD resolution simultaneously when the HDMI and Mini DisplayPort outputs are used together.
The Docking station uses the latest Power Delivery (PD 3.0) specifications, that lets you charge your MacBook or other USB-C enabled laptop with up to 100W of power. The USB-C port in this next-generation dock also supports data transmission for connecting a USB-C storage device, peripheral, smartphone, etc for transferring data.
It’s made from shielding to eliminate all magnetic interference caused by Bluetooth, Wi-fi or any other frequencies. This help improves the performance of your laptop and tablet across different locations and environments.
ALOGIC Ultra Dock Nano
The ALOGIC Ultra Dock Nano design is to make the most of the USB-C ports on your Macbook Pro and Macbook Air. In its 2nd generation, the dock nano features a unibody aluminum and soft-touch ABS construction.
This dock has:
- HDMI (4K@30Hz ) output for connecting an external display
- SD and Micro SD card reader for quickly transferring photos and videos
- Dual-port USB hub for other peripherals
- Two USB-C Ports where one of the USB-C ports is enabled with PD 3.0 specifications and will allow charging of the laptop with up to 100W power and data transfer at the same time
- USB-C port supporting USB 3.1 Data speeds.
It’s powered with USB-C and Multi-Stream Transport technology and makes the most of it. It enables all the different functions of the dock. This includes:
- Charging your laptop
- Transfer data
- Connecting to an ultra HD display and memory card at the same time
Also, the dock NANO has an array of ports providing all the popular digital connectivity options:
- HDMI 4K@30 Hz output
- 2 x USB-A, 1 x USB-C (100W PD)
- 1 x USB-C (Data)
- Micro & SD Card Readers.
Compact with a very small footprint. Making it the perfect travel companion for on the go use. Aluminium & ABS construction makes the adapter lightweight and durable at the same time.
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