The ORICO USB Type-C docking station is a multi-purpose solution that offers a wide range of connectivity. This makes it ideal for general users looking to extend the functionality of notebooks and for content professionals who need to do light editing on larger 4K screens.
Connectivity-wise, the docking station features seven USB ports: two USB-A 3.0, four USB-A 2.0, and one USB-C 3.0. It also includes a DP 1.4 port, two HDMI ports, one RJ45 LAN Gigabit Ethernet port, an SD/TF card reader slot, and an audio in/out port. The wide selection of ports helps to supplement what a user might need to connect to their primary device. For many though it will replace all notebook ports, allowing a single connection to charge the device and drive the monitor and accessories.
It also features 100W in power delivery via the USB-C ports on the back, which means you can charge smaller devices like Apple or Android mobile devices. While it will have no problem charging tablets and phones, larger devices like MacBooks (which are specced around 87/96W) should be using it as a hub to charge them.
Backed by a 1-year limited warranty, the ORICO USB Type-C Docking Station goes for roughly $150 at Amazon.
ORICO Type-C Multifunctional Docking Station Specifications
|146mm(L) x 107.1mm(W) x 47.5mm(H)
|Theoretical Transmission Rate
|Up to 40Gbps
|Support 5K or Dual 4K Displays:
Single monitor: 5K (5120 x 2880 @ 60Hz）& Dual monitor: 4K (3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz)
|20V/3.25A 60W (max)
|MacOS 10.12 or later / Windows 8, 8.1, 10 or later