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One Docking Station...for Windows Laptops

Techstination feature for Friday, February 6, 2009

One docking station ....for all types of Windows laptops. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. More and more people are using notebook computers to replace desktops....and those tiny netbooks are gaining in popularity as well. Docking stations...that allow you to use a full size keyboard, mouse and monitor....have been around for years....but are typically pretty expensive...and work only with a specific laptop model. Peripheral maker StarTech has a solution on the market that eliminates those drawbacks....the 4 in 1 USB VGA Adapter and docking station. Product marketing manager John Madinly....

"The neat thing about the USB VGA Dock is that it also has the USB to VGA chip embedded into it. So what that means is that you don't need a separate video cable. You can also plug your video into that. So with one USB cord, you can have your laptop on a desk, plug in one USB cable, and you're automatically connected to all your devices. It converts everything to USB. So your Ethernet for your Internet connection. Your audio, your video. Everything gets converted into USB and goes into one USB port in your computer. It's a big time saving device and it's extremely easy to use. It's portable, it's lightweight."

You can find it online for under one hundred dollars. It works with machines running Windows XP and Vista. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.