Top Best 8 ipad docking stations in December 2021

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Satechi
Satechi - Slim Multi-Port Adapter V2 with USB-C PD, 4K HDMI, Micro/SD Card Readers, USB 3.0 - 2020 MacBook Pro, 2020 iPad Pro - Space Gray
Description

House your essential ports in one convenient device using this Satechi slim multi-port adapter V2. The HDMI cable lets you enjoy high-resolution video output on the go, while the dual card reader ensures seamless file transfer and provides an on-demand backup solution. This Satechi slim multi-port adapter V2 features a plug-and-play setup for simple installation.

6 Features
  • Compatible with most USB Type-C devices with Power Delivery protocol: For wide-ranging use.
  • Power delivery: Supports USB Type-C upstream charging and Power Delivery via an AC power supply.
  • Slim aluminum body: Ensures durability and creates a stylish look.
  • HDMI output: Lets you connect 4K 30Hz monitors to improve the performance of your workstation.
  • Two USB Type-A ports: You can connect multiple peripherals to your laptop, such as a USB HDD/SSD, keyboard, mouse, or printer.
  • SD and microSD card reader: Enables external memory access.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Sass, 10 out of 10
    I never returned this. I works great!

    This has been a life saver and time saver. So recommended!!!

    Sep 27, 2020 13:35
  • Review by forg, 10 out of 10
    Great little adapter

    Works well, would purchase again. Adds ports that are greatly needed.

    Nov 18, 2021 13:22
  • Review by Jose, 10 out of 10
    Review

    The quality of it was great. Was able to use it to record a podcast utilizing a USB mic and I didn’t notice any defects. I would recommend this product to a friend

    Aug 14, 2021 12:31
  • Review by Serious, 6 out of 10
    Doesn't function as it should

    I got this for use with my new MacBook Air. I selected this specific device at the suggestion of an Apple employee. It took a while to arrive and then I've found that it doesn't make a secure coupling with the MacBook. It's annoying but I've found a work-around, but for the first week or so I thought one of my devices wasn't working with the Mac.

    Mar 28, 2021 18:35
  • Review by nehamalhotra, 10 out of 10
    Good quality

    Had to set-up a home office. This is a good quality product and has been working great so far. Doesn't connect to my HDMI, but works fine otherwise.

    Apr 17, 2021 01:02
  • Review by tabman, 10 out of 10
    plug and go!

    Able to attach a whole host of items with this piece. Viewing on my 28 inch screen is one of them.

    Jun 06, 2021 18:30
  • Review by nikki, 10 out of 10
    works

    aside from even having to buy it (Apple shouldn’t have done that) the product does exactly what I need it to. No problems

    Apr 20, 2021 22:10
  • Review by Falken325, 10 out of 10
    Great adapter that has PD pass through

    Got this adapter for usage on S9 Dex experience and also for Lenovo Thinkpad X1 tablet gen 2(only has 1 usb-A and 1 usb-c that also serves as charge port). The PD pass through allows me to display out on HDMI and also still keep the device charged.

    I also gives me extra ports. Nothing fancy and slim for travels

    Jun 12, 2020 16:37
  • 9.0score
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    HyperDrive 6-Port USB-C Hub - USB-C Docking Station for Apple iPad Pro - Gray
    Description

    Enjoy expanded connectivity on select tablets, smartphones and laptops with this HyperDrive 6-in-1 USB-C hub. Built-in microSD and SD memory card slots enable fast data transfer, and the power delivery function lets you charge your device while in use. This HyperDrive 6-in-1 USB-C hub also features HDMI, USB-A and aux ports for versatile use.

    6 Features
  • Specifically designed for use with iPad Pro 2018: Features patented changeable grips that safely secure the hub onto 11" or 12.9" iPad Pro. The included extension cable allows the hub to work with most other USB-C devices.
  • 6-in-1 design: HDMI, USB-A, USB-C ports, microSD/SD slots and a 3.5mm audio jack let you connect multiple devices to your tablet with only one USB Type-C port.
  • HDMI port: Supports resolution of up to 4K at 60Hz for sharp, crystal clear images.
  • USB Type-A port: Allows you to connect a USB flash drive, mouse or keyboard to your device.
  • Built-in memory card readers: The SD card slot supports SD/SDHC/SDXC and SD3.0 UHS-I, max read/write speed 104MB/s, capacity up to 2TB. The microSD slot supports SD/SDHC/SDXC and SD3.0 UHS-I, max read/write speed 104MB/s, capacity up to 2TB.
  • 3.5mm audio jack: Listen to your favorite music using wired headphones with ease.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Greens19678, 10 out of 10
    I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!

    This USB-C Adapter is utterly outstanding for everything I need it to do. It works seamlessly with my iPad Pro 12.9 Gen4, iMac, as well as my Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1. It even works well (lightning adapter added) with my iPhone 11 Pro Max. Its BYFAR the best USB-C Hub/Adapter I've used so far!!!

    Dec 30, 2020 17:59
  • Review by Katsu8t, 8 out of 10
    Excellent portable hub, but...

    Been using this hub specifically for the iPad Pro. Can connect to the TV, upload photos to the SD slot, listen to music with wired headphones, and charge via USB-C.

    What I had intended to do was also use this device for video conference call by plugging in an external microphone. Found out that, the hub does not work that way. Let alone the use of the headphones when in call.

    Also another thing to watch out for with this product is, if you change the plastic for the device, do not tighten the screw to hard. It is almost impossible to unscrew.

    Overall the HyperDrive is an excellent product, but not recommended if you have plans to use for video chat if you are using an external microphone or wired headphones.

    May 15, 2020 19:03
  • Review by CafeFixie, 10 out of 10
    BEST ACCESSORY!

    If you own an iPad Pro and don’t have this accessory then go out and pick one up.

    Here is what I wish someone would have told me:

    1. I wish someone would have said this does not “clip” or make a secure fit on your device.

    - This product comes with a three total options to attach to your iPad Pro.

    - Read the inside of the black attachment as the description will tell you if it is for “Case”, “Screen Protector”, or “Without Screen Protector”.

    2. It will drain your battery. I don’t have the exact percentage of how much it will drain your battery overnight. Just expect slightly less battery life on your device.

    3. It gets warm. So with most of these dongles or attachments they don’t have an internal fan. So if you have all ports being used at once for a presentation or while working. Make sure to work in a cool environment or have a small desk fan to keep it cooler.

    4. It works like BUTTER!! I mean this thing from the moment I plug it in, I can open my files app and just go to work with transferring files and it works like a dream.

    My hope for the future of using these types of attachments is that software developers allow the users to download an .exe to run on the iPadOS for further use. All in all this is a great product and if you are a student, professional, or someone who is always taking notes and has a lot of files get this device. It is worth every penny.

    Aug 28, 2020 10:10
  • Review by Jose, 10 out of 10
    More ports and support 4K60Hz HDR HDMI display!

    I went into Best Buy looking for something that would allow me to play high-quality video from my iPad. I intended to buy an Apple display adapter, but the woman that helped me at Best Buy said I should buy the HyperDrive instead, as it would work the same with more ports available. I took it home, plugged it in, and was happy to see that she was right. Got to watch a movie in 4K and was able to take advantage of my 4K 60Hz monitor I use for my computer. I was able to move things from my iPad to a hard drive I have, too.

    Nov 07, 2019 18:36
  • Review by wonkavator, 10 out of 10
    Great hub for iPad Pro!

    The HyperDrive 6-in-1 USB-C Hub is a great solution for those needing connectivity for their iPad Pro. It attaches easily and firmly, and gives you the option to attach your iPad Pro to a monitor or TV using the HDMI output, as well as use SD memory cards and USB drives (both USB-A & USB-C). You also get a 3.5mm headphone jack, and the USB-C port can also be used for pass through charging for the iPad Pro. I love that the Gray color matches the iPad Pro Space Gray! Plus, since the hub attaches to the USB-C port on the iPad Pro, the Apple Pencil 2 can be docked and charging on the iPad at the same time. Highly recommend this hub for the iPad Pro!

    Apr 06, 2020 13:48
  • Review by lemieuxfan67, 8 out of 10
    Great device to make iPad Pro more Pro

    This device is a great way to add different connections to your iPad Pro. I use this device on my 2021 iPad Pro. Device can be connected directly to iPad -or- can use included cable to connect. If you need an HDMI output for your iPad, I would recommend this over the Apple HDMI dongle. This is a little more, but it will allow you to connect headphones, USB type A, and SD cards.

    Sep 12, 2021 09:50
  • Review by Sanman, 10 out of 10
    Plug and play

    I use this with my iPad Pro for everything presentations

    Watching movies

    I’m on the road a lot really comes in handy.

    Mar 26, 2021 16:14
  • Review by Pickybuyer, 10 out of 10
    Hyper Drive 6 Port

    I am so excited about my Hyper Drive 6 port USB. My new iPad didn’t have any ports to put a jump drive in to copy things. I am sure that many people know that you have to buy the port but I didn’t. My last iPad had places to hook up other USB drives but my new iPad Pro only had the charge spot at the bottom. I should have taken the tutorial!

    Oct 03, 2021 09:25
  • 8.8score
    3
    HyperDrive
    HyperDrive 4 Port USB C Hub - USB C Docking Station for Apple iPad Pro
    Description

    The HyperDrive 4-in-1 USB-C Hub for iPad Pro turns a single USB-C port into 4 ports on the new iPad Pro 2020 and iPad Pro 2018. Patented grip to secure hub onto iPad Pro and most USB-C smartphones/tablets.

    8 Features
  • Works with iPadOS: Take full advantage of iPadOS with the hub that supports direct file access to both USB-C and USB-A flash/hard storage drives.
  • 4-in-1 USB-C Hub: Turns a single USB-C connection into 4 ports (3.5mm audio jack, USB-C Power Delivery, USB-A 3.0, 4K30Hz HDMI)
  • High-Speed USB-A: Connect to USB-A peripherals via high-speed USB 3.1 Gen 1 capable of 5Gb/s transfer speed.
  • USB-C Data & Power Delivery: Supports USB-C pass-through charging. Allows the iPad to be charged while using the USB-C hub at the same time.
  • Compatible Devices: New iPad Pro 12.9-inch 4th Gen (2020 New iPad Pro 11-inch 4th Gen (2020) iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd Gen (2018) iPad Pro 11-inch 3rd Gen (2018)
  • High-Resolution HDMI: Experience crystal clear HDMI video on compatible monitors for brilliant high-resolution display. Requires a direct HDMI to HDMI connection. Supporting 1080p@30Hz, 4K@30Hz.
  • iPad Pro Matching Design: Precision milled zinc alloy enclosure, available in Space Gray and Silver, with the same color, appearance and design lines as the iPad Pro.
  • Product Dimensions/Weight: 82.2 x 9.7 x 26mm 38g
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Booo, 10 out of 10
    Not the best

    This would have been a good item to use but must be used without case one the iPad. That was a deal breaker for me. Plus I found a similar item MUCH less expensive.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:30
  • Review by BoughtForMom, 8 out of 10
    Works well but not as convenient as hoped

    Does what it is supposed to do. Doesn’t work with you iPad inside a case though, which makes it harder to use. A short extension cord solves it, but then you lose the convenience of having it firmly attached.

    Aug 13, 2021 18:14
  • Review by Ryann, 8 out of 10
    Does the job

    Works ok inconvenient to plug in if you have a case.

    Nov 20, 2021 19:27
  • Review by MelFisher, 10 out of 10
    Great adaptor for my MacBook Air

    Great price and matches the color of my MacBook flawlessly. It has all the necessary connections to help me throughout the day

    Nov 05, 2021 15:57
  • Review by alflag, 10 out of 10
    As Advertised!

    This works very well with my new IPad to charge and use headphones at the same time for long duration events

    Nov 13, 2021 11:47
  • Review by danny, 10 out of 10
    hyperdrive 4

    This is a must-have if you have iPad Pro 12.9. I love this thing have extra ports to connect no complaints here

    Oct 29, 2021 17:40
  • Review by JohnS, 10 out of 10
    Great purchase

    Great accessory to have for your iPad are added ports will makes it easier to use external devices

    Oct 30, 2021 21:37
  • Review by Terigaki, 10 out of 10
    Nice and Compact and Works great.

    Like the slim and compact design. I use it on my iPad Pro and it works great with no issues.

    Oct 29, 2021 04:56
  • 8.6score
    Satechi - Type-C Mobile Hub with USB-C PD Charging, 4K HDMI, USB 3.0 & Headphone Jack - 2020/2018 iPad Pro, Microsoft Surface Go - Space Gray
    Description

    Create a secure connection between your iPad Pro and peripheral devices with this Satechi Type-C Mobile Pro hub. The compact profile is easy to carry around all day, and the aluminum casing helps increase durability. This Satechi Type-C Mobile Pro hub has a headphone jack, HDMI, USB 3.0 and USB Type-C ports for quick connection to various devices.

    5 Features
  • Compatible with select USB Type-C devices with Power Delivery protocol: Including 2018 iPad Pro, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus/S9, 8 Plus/8, Note 9/8, Microsoft Surface Go, Surface Book 2, Google Pixel 3 XL/3, LG V30, Huawei Mate 20, HTC U12+, Microsoft Lumia 950 XL/950 and more*.
  • USB-C PD Charging: Features USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 charging to keep your device powered while running high-performance applications or connecting a display.
  • Aluminum body: Ensures durability and creates a stylish look.
  • HDMI output: Supports 4K 30Hz monitors to improve the performance of your mobile device.
  • USB Type-A port: You can connect multiple peripherals to your mobile devices, such as a USB HDD/SSD, keyboard and more. (Does not support data transfer from non-photographic USB device).
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Quality, 8 out of 10
    Satechi - Type-C Mobile Hub with USB-C PD Chargin

    IPad Pro hub, working as advertised no complaints so far.

    Oct 25, 2021 13:26
  • Review by Skipper, 8 out of 10
    Saver

    Best way to transfer pictures and my records for my iPad and add movies

    Jun 05, 2021 22:53
  • Review by RDizzle, 10 out of 10
    Does Exactly What You Expect, Works with My S7+

    It's a USB-C hub, what else can you say? It expands the functionality of your tablet, whether its an iPad or even Android, like my Galaxy Tab S7+. (can't guarantee it'll work on all Android tablets) Tested all ports and works fine.

    Oct 06, 2020 02:57
  • Review by Kenny, 10 out of 10
    Works great

    Works great. I use it on my Android Samsung tablet and it has worked flawlessly. Thanks!

    Sep 24, 2021 20:03
  • Review by JGabriel, 10 out of 10
    This will meet your needs!

    This product is excellent! If you’ve been looking for an adapter to make life easier for your work on your iPad/MacBook- this is it.

    Aug 06, 2021 16:07
  • Review by Nico, 8 out of 10
    Innovative

    Comes in handy when wanting to integrate other outlets with your iPad Pro. It’s does tend to drain the iPads battery so make sure not to use when running low on battery.

    Nov 02, 2020 13:25
  • Review by Techy30sguy, 6 out of 10
    It's okay

    It works with my Galaxy Tab s7+ but the connection is kinda loose and a bit sensitive to movement.

    Jun 21, 2021 16:21
  • Review by MIke, 8 out of 10
    iPad Pro USB hub

    iPad Pro USB hub. Order came in quickly and works as expected with my iPad Pro 11 inch tablet.

    Oct 15, 2020 19:00
  • 8.0score
    j5create - USB Type-C Triple Display Docking Station
    Description

    Connect multiple peripherals on a single port with this j5create USB Type-C triple display docking station. The Gigabit Ethernet port enables access to wired networks for fast communication, and SD and microSD card support offers versatility. This j5create USB Type-C triple display docking station shares your laptop screen on up to three 4K monitors and delivers up to 100W of pass-through charging power.

    6 Features
  • Compatible with most laptops with USB Type-C port: Perfect solution to incorporate your devices into a full-size workstation.
  • Power delivery: Supports USB Type-C upstream charging and Power Delivery 3.0 via AC power supply (PD adapter not included).
  • DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA outputs: Allow you to connect to an HDTV or high-definition monitor to see more of the big picture.
  • Three USB 3.1 Gen-1 Type-A ports: Provide transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps and USB device charging.
  • Combo audio jack: Connect your microphones, speakers, or earphones.
  • SD and microSD card reader: Enable external memory access.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ElJefe, 10 out of 10
    Great Docking station

    Works great for three external monitors. The drivers installed automatically and with zero issues. The USB-C cable has a built in tray and is long enough you can route it out either side and the laptop doesn't have to sit directly on top of it.

    Sep 20, 2021 07:05
  • Review by Pixeldroid, 6 out of 10
    Nice, But Beware!

    This is a nice device, but we bought it to go with a Samsung - Galaxy Book Pro 360 and when the laptop is placed on top it completely seals the (already minimal) vent on the bottom of the laptop!

    Jun 30, 2021 14:55
  • Review by SingingSandi, 10 out of 10
    Great little docking station!

    This has enabled me to finally connect TWO additional monitors, plus a printer and small DVD player to my Lenovo Yoga 720. I'm pleased with it.

    Oct 12, 2019 23:14
  • Review by ITPM2019, 10 out of 10
    Very Good Product !

    The j5create is an Excellent docking station in all facets: video quality, speed, USB component charging, audio, network, etc. Every bit of what is needed to expand a laptop for desktop system use.

    Feb 19, 2021 16:16
  • Review by Susan, 10 out of 10
    Great buy

    So happy with this purchase. Alot cheaper then buying the Microsoft dock. It works for both personal and work (Dell) laptop

    Apr 02, 2021 16:27
  • Review by Nelson, 4 out of 10
    Average

    It has a lot of extra plugs which is nice, but it seems to short out my monitors when I plug/unplug it from my computer.

    Mar 19, 2021 16:23
  • Review by PSLY, 2 out of 10
    Unstable with MacBook Air

    Paired with MacBook Air and a pair of new LG monitors produces unstable results. I’m working from home via VM Ware. Something in this combo is unhappy as am I. When removing the docking station I return to a stable view.

    Mar 17, 2020 08:39
  • Review by Shahin, 2 out of 10
    USB Device Port Reset Failed

    Every time I plug this device to Dell XPS 13 2020, I keep getting notification "USB Device Port Reset Failed" for every few seconds.

    The ports work fine but I always get this error message even when there is nothing plugged into the docking station.

    please someone help me how to fix this?

    Jul 25, 2020 00:52
  • 7.6score
    Brydge - Vertical Dock for 16" MacBook Pro
    Description

    The Brydge Vertical Dock for the 16-inch MacBook Pro allows you to switch from a mobile laptop to a high powered desktop computer in seconds. Power your computer, plug in monitors, connect to a wired network, and much more - all from a single connection point.

    5 Features
  • Seamless Integration: Features a form-fitting sleeve for seamless integration and instant connection with all of your devices.
  • Perfect Docking: A moving, suspended liner automatically aligns the connections to your MacBook during docking and assists in undocking.
  • Airflow & Cooling: Intake and exhaust vents allow additional airflow to and from the MacBook's cooling system.
  • Polished: Space Gray, solid metal chassis blends seamlessly with your MacBook to create a refined desktop experience.
  • Instant Connection: Features refined spring force for sleeve movement, improved connection and port protection for your MacBook.
  • 7.6score
    Brydge - Vertical Dock for 15" Macbook Pro
    Description

    The Brydge Vertical Dock for the 15-inch MacBook Pro allows you to switch from a mobile laptop to a high powered desktop computer in seconds. Power your computer, plug in monitors, connect to a wired network, and much more - all from a single connection point.

    5 Features
  • Seamless Integration: Features a form-fitting sleeve for seamless integration and instant connection with all of your devices.
  • Perfect Docking: A moving, suspended liner automatically aligns the connections to your MacBook during docking and assists in undocking.
  • Airflow & Cooling: Intake and exhaust vents allow additional airflow to and from the MacBook's cooling system.
  • Polished: Space Gray, solid metal chassis blends seamlessly with your MacBook to create a refined desktop experience.
  • Instant Connection: Features refined spring force for sleeve movement, improved connection and port protection for your MacBook.
  • 7.6score
    Brydge - Vertical Dock for 13" Macbook Air
    Description

    The Brydge Vertical Dock for the 13-inch MacBook Air allows you to switch from a mobile laptop to a high powered desktop computer in seconds. Power your computer, plug in monitors, connect to a wired network, and much more - all from a single connection point.

    5 Features
  • Seamless Integration: Features a form-fitting sleeve for seamless integration and instant connection with all of your devices.
  • Perfect Docking: A moving, suspended liner automatically aligns the connections to your MacBook during docking and assists in undocking.
  • Airflow & Cooling: Intake and exhaust vents allow additional airflow to and from the MacBook's cooling system.
  • Polished: Space Gray, solid metal chassis blends seamlessly with your MacBook to create a refined desktop experience.
  • Instant Connection: Features refined spring force for sleeve movement, improved connection and port protection for your MacBook.
  • 7.6score