How to Choose A Right Docking Station for MacBook Pro
Apple's laptops have long been regarded as the gold standard for portable computers. Whether the new 16 inch MacBook Pro or the 13 inch MacBook Pro that has a smaller update this year, they both integrate outstanding processors, exquisite displays and excellent graphics, and their thin and high-performance features have won the favor of a wide range of users. However, with the appearance design becoming thinner and thinner, the port of MacBook Pro has become as simple as the design. The standard HDMI and USB have been eliminated, and the SD card slot has been shelved, leaving the only main connector the Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C port is available.
How to reverse the shortage of ports? Want to make the most of your MacBook Pro? Take a consideration about the docking station is exactly what you need. The USB dock is an all-in-one device to help expand the required interfaces and has the flexibility to connect the MacBook Pro to the desired peripherals. Connecting to the USB docking station, your laptop as powerful as the PC desktop, also provide a better working experience, say goodbye to messy desk space and tangled cables, make your desktop cleaner and more organized. It's not clear which USB C hub dock is right for your MacBook Pro? Here, you can read how to choose the best docking station for your usage situation. USB hub docking stations usually have different ports and functions. It's important to determine what you want to use the dock for.
Video output: check the video connection specifications carefully, the HDMI and VGA ports on the USB dock dongle have different resolution displays. Easily create multiple displays setup, connect to multiple screens, mirror or expand the display to perform the same or different application operations at the same time. According to the specific number of HDMI and VGA ports, more external displays can be connected;
Power support: The dock provides one USB-C pass through female port by which you could securely charge connected MacBook Pro and provide power to mobile devices such as smartphone or tablet. No need to connect an external power adapter. This type of docking station usually has enough power to meet PC needs;
Data transfer: The USB plug is one of the most common ports on the hub adapter, used to transfer data files and expand to connect more external devices. They can be Type A or Type C, with or without the ability to power devices such as smart phones. The built-in memory card slot of the dock also has the transmission function, the common ones are SD and TF;
Faster Ethernet: If the network router is nearby, get rid of unstable WiFi by directly plugging into the docking station with network port. The network port provides a faster Internet speed to achieve real-time live broadcast and a more stable wired network connection, ensuring a smooth and stable Internet experience, without worrying about real-time conference disconnection or forced interruption of the game;
Audio input/output: The 3.5mm audio jack can play a very good role when connecting a wired external microphone or earphone to the MacBook Pro, which can greatly improve the audio quality. All external audio devices suitable for 3.5mm are compatible, including headphones, proprietary microphone, speakers, etc..
The above are the general dock features, different docks hubs adapters have different combinations of port types, you could select the right docking station based on your commonly used ports. RayCue also designed a variety of hub docking stations for MacBook Pro series. The RayCue docking stations bring maximum convenience, support various peripherals, enjoy high-definition 4K audio output and provide fast charging data transmission and other functions. Some USB hubs docks also support multiple external display connections at the same time. Configure even complex hardware setups to upgrade your workstation. Browse more RayCue and more related products, find the best docking station for your laptop.