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Over a year later, still works as advertised!!
on March 3, 2012
Plugable USB 2.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station with DisplayLink DVI/VGA up to 1920x1080, Audio, Ethernet, and 4 Available High-Speed USB 2.0 Ports
I bought this for my wife over a year ago to help the transition from a desktop with 22inch monitor to a 14 inch laptop (no DVD).
It had to be easy to use after installation.
It took me about 15-20 minutes to hook everything up: laptop automatically installed the proper drivers from wireless internet connection. Connected mic and speakers to the front (wish there was a rear connection, too), connected DVI-VGA adapter, connected monitor, printer, external DVD, (and two months later a KVM switch so she could use her old desktop when necessary). Flawless for both computers!
When I rebooted laptop after all connections and drivers installed, I went to get a cup of coffee, expecting a long period of "installing new drivers" and "found new hardware" from Win7HP-64. In less than 5 minutes after clicking on RESTART, there were a lot of beeps as the docking station and all the periferals were "found" for the first time; the monitor, speakers, mouse, keyboard, DVD, printer, 7-usb hub, etc worked perfectly!
She types at over 100 wpm, so she has to use a usb-keyboard; that and the wireless mouse work perfectly on both computers. Although I have recommended that she shut down, or "safely remove" the one usb connection from the docking station to her computer, she regularly just removes the usb, when she needs to work in another location and leave the computer on. So far no noticeable adverse effects.
I earlier tried two other well-known brands and they just plain didn't work and returned. So, after a LOT of use this docking station has worked without a hitch. No problem whatsoever recommending this product.