For those who use notebook PC as their primary computer, IO-Data’s new DisplayDock USB-DD1 may make their life easier. Basically, the new DisplayDock performs similar function as Toshiba’s dynadock but is wired.
If you are a notebook user who will bring your notebook on-the-go, you may have to unplug/plug all your peripherals every time you leave/back home. Here is where the DisplayDock comes in. Simply connect all the peripherals, such as external monitor, mouse, keyboard, LAN cable to the Dock and then connect the DisplayDock to your notebook with a single USB cable. That’s all.
IO-Data’s DisplayDock offers four USB 2.0 ports, a LAN port and a DVI video connector for connecting external monitors. Thanks to the DisplayLink technology, the Dock can just use USB for video output and supports up to 1920×1080 Full HD resolution. The device will be released in Mid-December for about 10600 Yen.