Kensington Debuts Three New Docking Stations and Teases Thunderbolt 5 Dock for Future Release

Kensington is launching three new high-performance docking stations at Pepcom’s Digital Experience! media event at CES 2024. The first one is the SD4880P USB-C 10Gbps Quad Video 17-in-1 driverless dock, which supports Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, USB4, and USB-C laptops, and offers an array of ports. This plug-and-play 17-in-1 design features four high-power USB-C and six USB-A ports, along with two HDMI ports and two DisplayPorts, a 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port, an SD card reader, and a combo audio jack, all delivering data transfer speeds up to 10Gbps. The dock can supply up to 100W dynamic power allowing users to charge connected accessories without requiring a host laptop connection.

The next products are the SD4781P USB-C and USB-A dual 4K docking station and the SD4782P USB-C and USB-A dual 4K docking station. Both of these docks offer dual-monitor support for MacBook M1/M2/M3 laptops, supporting both the latest USB-C and legacy USB-A laptops with video, data, and power. They also feature one USB-C port and five USB-A ports, and support speeds up to 10Gbps, with the ability to handle up to two external Ultra HD monitors (4K @ 60Hz) via two HDMI 2.0 and two DP++ 1.2 ports. They also deliver up to 100W to power USB-C laptops, with the SD4782P coming with a 100W power splitter to power USB-A laptops. Both docks feature a Gigabit Ethernet port and audio combo jack.

Additionally, Kensington announced the SD5000T5 Thunderbolt 5 dock, a next-generation dock that supports throughput speeds up to 120Gbps, which is three times the current capability of Thunderbolt 4. The SD5000T5 can deliver up to 140W of power to devices and supports up to two external monitors at 8K @ 60Hz.

The SD4880P, SD4781P, and SD4782P docking stations will be available in Q1 2024 in North America through Amazon, and all are covered by a three-year limited warranty. The SD5000T5 Thunderbolt 5 dock is scheduled for availability in the second half of 2024.