Home / Tech News / Featured Tech Reviews / Origin USB-C and Triple 4K Docking Stations Review

Origin USB-C and Triple 4K Docking Stations Review

Rating: 8.0.

Today are looking at two USB-C docking stations from Origin! If you’re struggling to make your small laptop fit with your workflow, then you definitely want to consider getting a docking station, especially if you’re someone that works on the go, at an office or studio. Docking stations can essentially turn your laptop into a fully-fledged desktop work station for improved productivity. Are the Origin docks any good? Let’s find out!

Watch video via Vimeo (below) or over on YouTube at 2160p HERE

Origin USB-C MST PD Dock

Specifications:

  • Requires PC with USB-C interface supporting VESA USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode
  • Windows 10
  • On the back
  • DC power input
  • USB C input to connect a laptop
  • 1x Display Port
  • This port supports up to 3840×2160 30Hz in single display mode
  • 1x HDMI port
  • This port supports up to 3840×2160 30Hz in single display mode
  • This dock does support dual monitor support by using both the Display port and HDMI port but only up to 1920×1200 30hz each monitor
  • 1x RJ45 gigabit ethernet port
  • 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • On the front
  • 1x USB 3.0 port
  • 1x USB C port
  • 1x Audio/Microphone port with 2.1 channel audio
  • 1x Power button

Pros

  • Smart, subtle, design that will fit in an office setup
  • Enough connectivity to aid most workflows
  • Very small
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • No mounting options

You can find the Origin USB-C MST PD Dock on sale for £103.96 HERE.

Origin USB-C Triple 4K Dock

Specifications:

  • Compatible with Windows & Mac
  • On the back
  • DC power input
  • USB C input to connect to a laptop that provides up to 60w of power to charge the laptop if the laptop supports this feature
  • RJ45 gigabit ethernet port
  • 3x HDMI ports
  • These support up to 3840 x 2160 30Hz
  • 2x Display ports
  • These support up to 4096 x 2160 60Hz
  • You can also gain 5K monitor support by connecting to both display ports simultaneously
  • 4x USB 3.0 ports
  • On the front
  • Power button
  • LED status indicators for power and connection
  • 1x USB C port
  • 1x USB 3.0 port
  • 1x 2.1 audio channel port
  • 1x microphone port
  • On the side is a K-Lock port for added security

Pros

  • Smart, understated, design that will fit in an office setup
  • Enough connectivity to aid almost any workflow
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • No mounting options

You can find the Origin USB-C Triple 4K Dock on sale for £176.56 HERE.

KitGuru says: The Origin docks are a breeze to set-up and work in every way they’re intended to. If you’re in the market for a dock or just generally want to increase productivity with extra port options, then definitely check out these models as one of them will do the job, depending on what your needs demand. We think both docks are worth buying.

Become a Patron!

Rating: 8.0.

Check Also

PNY RTX 2080 Ti XLR8 Gaming Review

Looking for the fastest card going? You'll want a 2080 Ti - what about PNY's XLR8 model?