Many people work from home and many more have found themselves working from home unexpectedly. While you may have your own computer or your employer may be providing hardware for you, there are plenty of devices that you can get to make your working from home life easier and more productive. Our friends over at StarTech.com have compiled a list of docking stations, adapters, stands, and more to help you out. Check out the list below!
USB-C Docking Station
This USB-C docking station is ideal for use in large organizations to meet widespread office productivity requirements and compatibility with all USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 laptops. The USB-C dock features support for Dual HDMI monitors, 60W Power Delivery 3.0, fast-charge, and includes 2x USB-C, 3x USB-A, and RJ-45 Ethernet ports.
Universal Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C Host Docking Station
For the first time, there is a plug-and-play Thunderbolt 3 docking station that intelligently adapts to your Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2) laptop offering optimal performance and compatibility. This revolutionary technology offers IT professionals the solution they need — one dock for Mac and Windows laptops that are equipped with a USB Type-C port. The docking station features 3x USB-A Ports (including 1 x Fast-Charge Port), 2x USB-C Ports (including 1 x Fast-Charge Port), 1x Gigabit Ethernet Port, and 1x 3.5 mm Audio/Mic Port.
USB-C Multiport Adapter
This USB-C multiport adapter with HDMI® turns your MacBook Pro, Dell XPS, or other USB-C™ laptop into a workstation, anywhere you go. The USB Type-C multiport adapter provides 4K HDMI video output, a USB Type-C™ port (data/power), two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port and an SD card reader slot, all through one connection to your laptop’s USB-C or Thunderbolt 3™ port. Plus, it offers advanced charging through USB Power Delivery 3.0.
USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter
This USB-C™ to DisplayPort adapter enables you to output DP video and audio from the USB Type-C™ port on your laptop or other device. The adapter works with USB-C devices that pass a DisplayPort (DP) video signal, such as your MacBook Pro, Chromebook™ or 2018 iPad Pro. This enables you to connect your DisplayPort display to your USB-C computer using a DisplayPort cable. The adapter lets you harness the video capabilities that are built into your computer’s USB Type-C connection, to deliver the astonishing quality of UHD to your 4K 60Hz display. This makes it easier for you to multitask while working on the most resource-demanding applications imaginable.
USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet NIC Network Adapter
This compact USB 3.0 network adapter is backward compatible with older USB 2.0/1.x computer systems (speed limited by USB bus), making it the ideal portable replacement network adapter or laptop accessory. Plus, with support for features such as Jumbo Frames, VLAN tagging and Wake on LAN (WOL), the adapter offers a versatile Gigabit network solution for home and business users alike.
USB-C Multiport Adapter
Maximize your productivity during business travel. This USB-C multiport adapter with HDMI and VGA is like four adapters in one, giving you flexible video output, a USB 3.0 port and Gigabit Ethernet port, a hideaway cable, plus robust power and charging. With easy plug-and-play installation on most operating systems, the USB-C adapter doesn’t require additional drivers or software. It’s the perfect accessory for MacBook, Dell XPS, Chromebook or other USB-C laptops.
4-Port USB-C Hub
Here’s a must-have accessory if you have a USB-C™ equipped computer but need more USB-A ports. This portable USB 3.0 hub expands your laptop or desktop connectivity by adding four USB Type-A ports through a single USB Type-C™ or Thunderbolt™ 3 port. And, because it’s USB bus-powered, you don’t need to connect an external power adapter, which makes travel more convenient and workstations less cluttered.
USB-C 10Gbps to M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure
This compact M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure for PCIe SSDs is a highly portable, high-performance data storage solution for your USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 enabled devices. Leverage the high speeds of your M.2 NVMe drive, with this external SSD enclosure. It delivers USB 3.1 Gen 2 read/write speeds up to 10Gbps, which is nearly twice the capability of traditional M.2 SATA enclosures and USB 3.1 Gen 1. NVMe allows users to take full advantage of the throughput available to USB 3.1 Gen 2, which would not be possible with a SATA drive.
Portable Laptop Stand
This portable laptop stand enables you to adjust the position of your laptop according to your line of sight, to increase your comfort and productivity. It’s fully adjustable with six angles, and features a compact, lightweight design, so you can take it along with your laptop to enhance your workstation anywhere you go.
Dual Monitor Stand
Increase your productivity and free up desk space with this dual-monitor stand. The free-standing mount lets you install two displays up to 24” on a single base that you can place in virtually any workspace. The black finish complements your office decor.
Sit-Stand Monitor Arm
This sit-stand monitor arm transforms your desk or tabletop into an ergonomic workstation. The monitor arm features a keyboard tray and easy height adjustment that lets you alternate between sitting and standing. Move your workstation up or down, left or right, to meet your needs.
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Last Updated on February 3, 2021.