3 Ways to Use One Dock for Work and Play

December 5th, 2019

The Ultimate Fusion of Productivity and Entertainment

IOGEAR’s Dock Pro™ 60 USB-C 4K Station with Game+ Mode (GUC3C4HP) is the ultimate fusion of productivity and entertainment. The portable multi-device docking station charges devices, adds ports and expands viewing options while supporting display resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) to a diverse lineup of products.

Utilizing USB Type C™ technology, the Dock Pro 60 can take advantage of the latest innovations in USB-C ports and support for Thunderbolt™ 3 products. By employing multi-mode or dual-mode DisplayPort (DP++), users can unlock the full capabilities of a variety of mobile devices, such as laptops, tablets and Android smartphones and support for Samsung DeX™ software. Additionally, the Dock Pro 60’s Game+ Mode can operate as a substitute Nintendo® Switch game console dock with a smaller footprint.

Here are three ways you can use the Dock Pro 60 for work and play.

1. Expand Your Mobile Device’s Port Possibilities

Increase productivity and declutter workspaces with the Dock Pro 60’s USB-C connection. Using a single USB-C cable, the Dock Pro 60 expands the number of ports available, transfers data, powers your device over a single connector and supports displays up to 4K Ultra HD resolutions.

Connect your keyboard and mouse to the Dock Pro 60’s two USB-A ports for an optimized desktop experience. Multiple ports allow users to expand the productivity of their desktop, laptop, tablet or Android smartphone with added ports and functionality. Power your device with the Dock Pro 60’s power delivery pass-through of up to 60W to the connected computer, tablet or mobile device.

2. Harness the Power of Your Smartphone’s Mobile Desktop

Connect the latest Samsung DeX compatible smartphone or tablet to the Dock Pro 60 and use the mobile operating system with your keyboard and mouse. Samsung DeX is a combination of hardware and software that turns a Samsung smartphone or tablet into a desktop-like computer. It works with the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and newer phones, as well as the Galaxy Tab S4, S5e and Tab S6.

Access files, apps and the Internet via a custom desktop interface, similar to the Google Chrome™ OS experience, and take advantage of the ability to use your phone on a 4K UHD monitor with a keyboard and mouse. Samsung DeX mode also allows you to use your phone like a touchpad substituting the mouse to allow for the full PC experience. DeX mode comes preinstalled and there is no additional software needed.

Google’s upcoming Android 10 release will expand the ability for non-Samsung phones to access a similar desktop environment.

3. Travel-Sized Dock for the Nintendo Switch

Play on the big screen anywhere without Nintendo’s licensed Switch Dock with the Dock Pro 60’s Game+ Mode. The Switch may be the best portable console game system in a generation with its ability to transition from UHD TVs to its on-the-go portable screen. Yet taking advantage of the clunky Nintendo docking station is a pain. As a compact device, no bigger than a pack of playing cards, the Dock Pro 60 won’t take up a lot of room on your entertainment center or in your travel bags. Connect to an HDTV and plug your Switch into the Dock Pro 60’s USB-C port to play the latest Nintendo titles with your Joy-Cons or Pro controller on a bigger screen.

Ultimate Dock for Work and Play

Expand your productivity and gaming with the IOGEAR Dock Pro™ 60 USB-C 4K Station with Game+ Mode (GUC3C4HP) to level up the docking station experience. The Dock Pro 60 is available now through major distribution and reseller channels and on Amazon for an MSRP of $79.95. https://www.iogear.com/product/GUC3C4HP/

About the Author



Mike Volpe is the Marketing Manager for IOGEAR and Kaliber Gaming by IOGEAR. He is passionate about technology, the growing industry of esports, video gaming developments, and virtual, augmented and mixed reality solutions. He has been known to write blogs on the benefits of IOGEAR technology products and play video games in his car on his lunch break.

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