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Only one USB port is powered.,
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This review is from: Kensington Universal Dock with DVI/VGA and Ethernet (Accessory)I was disappointed that only one of the USB sockets is powered and capable of charging phones/cameras etc. I've got an iPhone and a Sony reader that regularly need connected to the PC for downloading and charging and it would be convenient to leave both the iPhone lead and the e-reader lead plugged into the hub ready for use. With only one powered socket they need to get unplugged and swapped over for each device.
Also it has a headphone socket on the front but it would be nice to have audio connections for speakers on the back.
Display and ethernet work OK. Not as fast as plugging ethernet straight into the laptop or a display plugged straight into VGA/DVI on the graphics card but much more convenient and usually you wouldn't notice the difference.
It would be more convenient if all (or at least a couple ) of the USB sockets were powered - if you can find a docking station with more powered USBs I'd choose it over this one.
It would be nice if the docking station had a power supply for the laptop and you could switch everything on and off from the front of the dock - haven't seen this feature on other USB docks though.