Want to turn your single-computer bedroom into a multi-terminal system reminiscent of your college computer lab? Get it done painlessly with Plugable DC-125 USB 2.0 Docking Client, a computer dock that you can daisy-chain to make that happen.
Even if you don’t have intentions of turning back the clock and setting up multi-user terminals on your gaming laptop, the device can serve as a handy docking station — a single place to hook up all your computer peripherals. It then connects to your computer using only one USB port, making it easy to take out when you’re bringing the machine to work and put back in when you come home.
The Plugable DC-125 won’t only hook up your keyboard, mouse and speakers on the two USB slots and audio I/O ports. Using the popular DisplayLink USB virtual graphics technology, it can also take in standard PC monitors with maximum resolutions of up to both 1280 x 1024 or 1440 x 900 pixels. Do note that the USB ports are designed only for basic peripherals, so forget anything that requires high power, such as charging your mobile devices.
For solo use, you can employ it as a laptop dock on computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS X. If you have a multi-user OS running (Windows Multipoint Server 2011, Windows Multipoint Server 2010 and Userful Multiseat Linux 2011 are supported), you can set it up as multi-point system using a daisy-chain setup (one dock per user only).
Both a desktop stand and a monitor attachment are included with each purchase of the Plugable DC-125 USB 2.0 Docking Client. It’s available now, priced at $65.