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Plugable USB-C Triple Display Docking Station - £39.95 @ Sold by Plugable Technologies and Fulfilled by Amazon.
Posted 11th SepEdited by:"lorbatlo"

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3541489.jpgPlugable USB-C Triple Display Docking Station with Charging Support Power Delivery for Specific Windows USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 Systems (2x HDMI and 1x DVI Outputs, 5x USB Ports, 60W USB PD)

  • Provides compatible Windows USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 systems with up to three additional displays and up to 60W of charging power. Utilizes cutting edge USB 3.1 features along with the tried and tested features of our best-selling UD-3900 dock
  • NOT macOS COMPATIBLE (10.13.4 version and later). UD-ULTCDL is compatible with specific Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C Windows systems such as the Microsoft Surface Book 2, Dell XPS 9350 / 9360 / 9370 / 9550 / 9560, Lenovo Yoga 720 13" & Carbon X1 5th Gen, most 13" HP Spectre x360 models
  • Advanced features of the UD-ULTCDL such as host-charging and "Alt Mode" video output must be supported by host system to function. As such, dock is not compatible with legacy USB 3.0/"USB-A" systems. Not all systems with USB-C ports support charging or video output; please see Technical Specifications PDF below for most up-to-date system compatibility list. Not recommended for gaming; HDCP not supported
  • Two additional video outputs (1x HDMI & 1x DVI/VGA) and Gigabit Ethernet via DisplayLink DL-3900. "Alt Mode" 4K HDMI port supports resolutions up to 3840x2160 4K@30Hz; DisplayLink HDMI and DVI outputs support 1080P@60Hz
  • We love our Plugable products, and hope you will too. All of our products are backed with a 1 year limited parts and labor warranty as well as Seattle-based email support.
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just bought this but don't actually know what it is
TopTrump11/09/2020 10:54

Why not do it properly and get a ThinkPad unit.



Because this is 40 quid?
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just bought this but don't actually know what it is
Doesn't seem much different to the £20-30 ones about
memyselfmash11/09/2020 10:32

just bought this but don't actually know what it is


You plug a device say a laptop into the usb c and it splits the display signal to 3 other displays so u end up with 4. Sorta like a hdmi splitter if im not mistaken
Erm where? A triple display docking station?
relax.11/09/2020 10:33

Doesn't seem much different to the £20-30 ones about

daazzaa9211/09/2020 10:34

You plug a device say a laptop into the usb c and it splits the display …You plug a device say a laptop into the usb c and it splits the display signal to 3 other displays so u end up with 4. Sorta like a hdmi splitter if im not mistaken


hmm a splitter I think will only allow it to mirror your laptop screen whereas this is separate individual displays.
wow thats cheap, especially from such a good brand
Excellent for work if my chromebox packs up.
Why not do it properly and get a ThinkPad unit.
TopTrump11/09/2020 10:54

Why not do it properly and get a ThinkPad unit.



Because this is 40 quid?
Buy cheap
wild_quinine11/09/2020 10:59

Because this is 40 quid?


Buy cheap, buy twice or thrice.

Let's see how many times Ethernet is dropped, or USB peripherals flag up as unrecognised using this Plugable, or how it handles monitors.
Edited by: "TopTrump" 11th Sep
this looks like more for laptops then rather than a computer - there are no lack of ports for multiple displays in a computer.
This looks like something I want but not something I need. To buy or not to buy that is the question...
Avoid if wanting to use 4K. I hate it when products advertise 4K capability and support only 30Hz. Its completely unusable at 30Hz. Also without HDCP support I suspect the only thing the 30Hz might be acceptable for (ie watching movies) would probably be a no go. Seems a good deal if you're at lower resolutions though!
daazzaa9211/09/2020 10:34

You plug a device say a laptop into the usb c and it splits the display …You plug a device say a laptop into the usb c and it splits the display signal to 3 other displays so u end up with 4. Sorta like a hdmi splitter if im not mistaken


i still am not sure if i have got a bargain or what i can use it for. Thanks for the info, but now i am still as confused... if not more confused.

So......

If i have 3 screens and 1 laptop.... and i want different things on the 3 screens... i use this?

what actual scenario will this be helpful.... who/what situations is this useful or usually used for?

I think i have a shopping addiction... thanks @ HUKD
Edited by: "memyselfmash" 11th Sep
The normal situation with docking stations is for a mobile worker. You hook this up on a static desk, to keyboard, mouse and monitor(s). When you plug in your laptop you have a equivalent of a desktop system without the faff of connecting and disconnecting 3-4 devices each time
Edited by: "simonhzero" 11th Sep
Seems like a bit of a rip off. You can readily pick up a Dell D6000 dock from eBay for around £50 which offers 2xDP, 1xHDMI, gigabit network, audio, headphones, 3xUSB 3 (A) and USB 3 (C) output from a single USB-C output (also supports Power Delivery up to 65 W). This is also compatible with MacOS with the DisplayLink drivers. I bought one last week for my work laptop and it really was plug and play.

It also supports output from a USB A port (I'm not sure what display output is supported from this and there's certainly no PD)

D6000 dock description: dell.com/en-…ies
Edited by: "kiranmk2" 11th Sep
So your laptop would need USB C to connect to this, which then splits it into 3 further displays?
Is it right to say that you cannot use hdmi to this from laptop and split to further displays too?
Very good price.
memyselfmash11/09/2020 11:07

If i have 3 screens and 1 laptop.... and i want different things on the 3 …If i have 3 screens and 1 laptop.... and i want different things on the 3 screens... i use this? what actual scenario will this be helpful.... who/what situations is this useful or usually used for?


If your laptop has a Thunderbolt (via USB-C) output, which you connect to this docking station, and then your 3 monitors can be connected via compatible connectors from this docking station, then yes.
If your laptop isn't capable of sending video out via its USB-C connector, then I don't think this will be of much use for your 3 external monitors goal.
kiranmk211/09/2020 11:14

Seems like a bit of a rip off. You can readily pick up a Dell D6000 dock …Seems like a bit of a rip off. You can readily pick up a Dell D6000 dock from eBay for around £50 which offers 2xDP, 1xHDMI, gigabit network, audio, headphones, 3xUSB 3 (A) and USB 3 (C) output from a single USB-C output (also supports Power Delivery up to 65 W). This is also compatible with MacOS with the DisplayLink drivers. I bought one last week for my work laptop and it really was plug and play.It also supports output from a USB A port (I'm not sure what display output is supported from this and there's certainly no PD)D6000 dock description: https://www.dell.com/en-uk/shop/dell-universal-dock-d6000/apd/452-bcyj/pc-accessories#support_section


Probably a rip off at the full £170 price!
I guess the £10 supplement is what you'd get for all those extra features - and I'm inclined to suspect it's a good 'upgrade' for the slight futureproofing.
I have a work Thinkpad L490 which I use with vaious docks
Thinkpad USB C Gen2
V7 USB3
Plugavle USB3

The Thinkpad USB Dock is supposed to support three monitors but it doesn't properly, the third is really low resolution.
I think this is something to do with the laptop spec as I have updated all firmware and drivers etc
Anoyingly it also turns off the HDMI port on the laptop so I can't plug in a third there.
The USB3 docks allow me to plug in three - two on the dock and one on the laptop but don't charge.
So USB3 is my preference for now.

That said, this price is seriously hot, I'm so tempted to get one just to try it out.

Incidentally, I work as a software developer so two or three screens is handy for that.
Edited by: "CrazyBob" 11th Sep
kiranmk211/09/2020 11:14

Seems like a bit of a rip off. You can readily pick up a Dell D6000 dock …Seems like a bit of a rip off. You can readily pick up a Dell D6000 dock from eBay for around £50 which offers 2xDP, 1xHDMI, gigabit network, audio, headphones, 3xUSB 3 (A) and USB 3 (C) output from a single USB-C output (also supports Power Delivery up to 65 W). This is also compatible with MacOS with the DisplayLink drivers. I bought one last week for my work laptop and it really was plug and play.It also supports output from a USB A port (I'm not sure what display output is supported from this and there's certainly no PD)D6000 dock description: https://www.dell.com/en-uk/shop/dell-universal-dock-d6000/apd/452-bcyj/pc-accessories#support_section


Dont think you're going to get this for £50 new...maybe second hand perhaps...
lorbatlo11/09/2020 11:27

Dont think you're going to get this for £50 new...maybe second hand …Dont think you're going to get this for £50 new...maybe second hand perhaps...



It's a small black box that sits at the back of your desk and is (ideally) not interacted with after installation . I see no reason to not save £100 or more and go 2nd hand.
would this help with my son wanting to have a youtube gamer/ video maker set up?

at moment he has gaming com, gaming mouse, gaming monitor, gaming headphones... he alto wants an additional screen at some point, a mic etc...

is this something that will help him with this when we get more equipment?
kiranmk211/09/2020 11:29

It's a small black box that sits at the back of your desk and is (ideally) …It's a small black box that sits at the back of your desk and is (ideally) not interacted with after installation . I see no reason to not save £100 or more and go 2nd hand.


Because things break and this has a 1 yr warranty and cheaper
memyselfmash11/09/2020 11:36

would this help with my son wanting to have a youtube gamer/ video maker …would this help with my son wanting to have a youtube gamer/ video maker set up?at moment he has gaming com, gaming mouse, gaming monitor, gaming headphones... he alto wants an additional screen at some point, a mic etc...is this something that will help him with this when we get more equipment?


For sure, I paid £80 for a standard usb one with 2 display support. Tempted to upgrade myself
memyselfmash11/09/2020 11:36

would this help with my son wanting to have a youtube gamer/ video maker …would this help with my son wanting to have a youtube gamer/ video maker set up?at moment he has gaming com, gaming mouse, gaming monitor, gaming headphones... he alto wants an additional screen at some point, a mic etc...is this something that will help him with this when we get more equipment?


As mentioned by @phrengs "If your laptop has a Thunderbolt (via USB-C) output, which you connect to this docking station, and then your 3 monitors can be connected via compatible connectors from this docking station, then yes."

Can't say whether this is the right set up for a youtube gamer but it does give you more ports so you can connect more equipment to your computer and supports triple display. I think you can't go wrong, if it really isn't right you can always return it.
lorbatlo11/09/2020 11:47

As mentioned by @phrengs "If your laptop has a Thunderbolt (via USB-C) …As mentioned by @phrengs "If your laptop has a Thunderbolt (via USB-C) output, which you connect to this docking station, and then your 3 monitors can be connected via compatible connectors from this docking station, then yes."Can't say whether this is the right set up for a youtube gamer but it does give you more ports so you can connect more equipment to your computer and supports triple display. I think you can't go wrong, if it really isn't right you can always return it.


Thanks... he has a 'gaming computer' rather than a laptop... does that matter? im sorry i am not clued up at all... i understand some of the big words but not all lol
memyselfmash11/09/2020 11:50

Thanks... he has a 'gaming computer' rather than a laptop... does that …Thanks... he has a 'gaming computer' rather than a laptop... does that matter? im sorry i am not clued up at all... i understand some of the big words but not all lol


One of the questions asked in the amazon questions:

Q: Does this device work with a conventional desktop computer, via a pci-express usb 3.1 (c) adapter connected to the motherboard (windows 10)?
A: Yes, any USB connection will work. This DS have a 4k port that I run my 43" off on a normal USB port
TopTrump11/09/2020 10:54

Why not do it properly and get a ThinkPad unit.


AFAIK the Lenovo docks also use technology from a company called DisplayLink for the screen so it's the same technology
(most USB docks rely on DisplayLink)
Edited by: "plap" 11th Sep
We use these at my work (before covid) because all our desks were flexispace, so if I wanted to sit at any desk then setting up was just simply plugging in the cable. I use one at home because I use my laptop with dual monitors whilst working and switch to my home PC when not. If I didn't need to do this I wouldn't use one. If you're wondering whether this is for you consider if you have the multiple computer requirement, and if not whether your graphics card has enough display outputs and whether your motherboard has enough usbs. If it's a gaming pc then there's a high chance your needs are covered
There's a Matrix here which outlines the functionality for different brands/models
and support for the three modes (PD = charging over USB-C, Video over USB-C, Video via regular USB standard via DisplayLink technology)

plugable.com/pro…dl/


So all functionality MIGHT work, bit of a lottery unless your model is listed
memyselfmash11/09/2020 11:36

would this help with my son wanting to have a youtube gamer/ video maker …would this help with my son wanting to have a youtube gamer/ video maker set up?at moment he has gaming com, gaming mouse, gaming monitor, gaming headphones... he alto wants an additional screen at some point, a mic etc...is this something that will help him with this when we get more equipment?


Most computers will allow multiple displays, does the gaming computer have more display outputs? If it has a graphics card (which I suspect it would based on you saying it's for gaming), you should be bale to search online the make and model to find out what display outputs there are.

This device is only suitable if your system doesn't allow multiple display outputs, which most pcs will allow 2 outputs, so it's unlikely you need this for your scenario
TopTrump11/09/2020 11:01

Buy cheap, buy twice or thrice.


Luckily, this is FOUR times cheaper than the Thinkpad USB-C unit.
Wow, price of the PS5 is dropping quickly!
wild_quinine11/09/2020 12:19

Luckily, this is FOUR times cheaper than the Thinkpad USB-C unit.


Well, one would have to be very foolish to pay full RRP
phrengs11/09/2020 11:19

If your laptop has a Thunderbolt (via USB-C) output, which you connect to …If your laptop has a Thunderbolt (via USB-C) output, which you connect to this docking station, and then your 3 monitors can be connected via compatible connectors from this docking station, then yes.If your laptop isn't capable of sending video out via its USB-C connector, then I don't think this will be of much use for your 3 external monitors goal.


So your Usbc out from laptop needs to support video out. Guess most laptops with graphics card and usbc will have video out ?
We use these at work and they are pretty good. I use a twin monitor display + lots of other USB things plugged in and dock my laptop between office and home flawlessly. Heat!
Most these only offer mirror mode (at least on a Mac. I don’t know about Windows.) I bought and returned at least 5 before I found one that will do extend mode over 3 monitors (laptop + 2 external screens) and the ones that do that are much more expensive than this so worth checking if you need extend mode. Even then I only found one that will do extend mode over HDMI. I could not find any doc that did dual display over USB-C.

Display link is what you need I think.
Edited by: "ms2005" 11th Sep
Great price, ideal for wfh.
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