AUKEY’s cheap new USB-C dock supports Continuum
Continuum is a great feature that allows you to get PC-like productivity that fits in your pocket. This is an excellent tool for professionals on the go because they can turn their smartphone into a big-screen projector. To enable Continuum, though, you need a dock — a dock that can be pretty expensive.
Of course, the $99 price tag for Microsoft’s official dock is not much for professionals, but Windows phone users who need one for domestic use usually think twice before plunking down that much. If you are looking for a cheaper dock to enable the Continuum feature, AUKEY has a solution for you. Its CB-C26 USB-C hub allows you to enable Continuum at a manageable price of $40.
This dock is compatible with the following devices running Windows: Lenovo Yoga 900 (the 13-inch model, a driver needs to be installed), Dell XPS 13 9350, and Lumia 950 / 950XL.
By using it, you can add four USB 3.0 ports to your devices that support ultra-fast data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps and downward, compatible with USB 2.0 specifications. (Speaking of transfer speeds, check out our article on how to enable faster USB transfers.)
AUKEY’s dock supports 3840 x 2160 resolution on displays capable of 4k (UHD), and you can also downgrade it to 1080p if necessary. You can connect other devices as well such as HDMI-enabled HDTVs, 4K LED display monitors, or projectors. HD audio is also supported.
Your devices are protected from power surges thanks to surge protection incorporated into each port. If you connect the dock to a power source, the USB-C input charging port allows you to keep charging your laptop or your Lumia 950 (the only compatible USB C smartphone) while still using the hub. The other USB 3.0 ports on the hub can’t be used to charge your devices while the USB-C input charging port can’t be used for data transmission.
If you want to secure your devices even more and prevent accidents, you can use Griffin’s USB-C charging cord that disconnects when you trip over it.
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