Plugable USB 2.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station Now $79

Our Plugable USB 2.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station adds an extra monitor, speakers, microphone, 10/100 Ethernet interface, and 4 AC powered USB ports to any brand of PC. All with a simple USB 2.0 cable back to the PC or laptop. All this functionality is delivered in a fully integrated, elegant “sail” case.

The most common use is for single-cable docking of a laptop to all the USB peripherals on your desk (quick and easy to come and go). But it’s also useful as an all-USB KVM solution in combination with a USB switch like this, or as a powered, daisy-chainable USB thin client in combination with Windows Multipoint Server 2011, Userful Linux 2011, or coming versions of open source Linux.

And now, because of increased production volume, we’re able to drop the price. Previously $89.95, the Plugable UD-160-A is now just $79. Just check out the product reviews on Amazon if you’re curious about what other people are using it for, and their experiences. And feel free to comment if you have any questions. We’re here to help!


4 comments on “Plugable USB 2.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station Now $79”

    • Bernie Thompson

      Hi Dee – thanks for asking! Yes. The current Vaio E series are plenty powerful and there’s no problems with the graphics (most are Intel HD 4000 series). It’s a good match.

      The one new issue with Windows 8 to consider is Windows Metro applications have tightened DRM policies, and won’t play in the presence of DisplayLink drivers. So if you use Netflix or Hulu, you’ll want to use their browser-based interfaces on Windows 8, not the app store versions.

      Thanks for asking ahead!

  1. John Landrock

    I am thinking off getting a Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station rather than a USB 2.0 docking station. I have laptops with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. Is there any downside in buying a USB 3.0 station?

    • Bob Boerner

      Hi John,

      Please reach out to us directly via with the brand and specific model numbers of both of the laptops you would like to use with a docking station and the brand and specific model numbers of the displays you have. This information will help us make an informed recommendation.

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