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    Cyber Acoustics CA Essential Universal Docking Station DS-6000

    Cyber Acoustics CA Essential Universal Docking Station DS-6000

    Working with a laptop that doesn’t have any video ports for using an extra monitor can be somewhat restrictive, especially when working on big projects that would be easier to get done by using a secondary monitor. Nevertheless, this issue can be easily fixed by using a docking station. These multi-port plug-in devices integrate one or more video ports that allow you to have additional monitors connected to your laptop. While you might first think about using a typical USB-C Hub (or USB dock), docking stations generally feature more connection ports than USB-C Hubs, thus allowing you to connect your laptop to up to 3 external monitors, all while supporting a 4K video resolution to a single screen for displaying a high-quality image. So, if you’re locking for a docking station that’s reliable, versatile, and that can help you improve your productivity while working with your laptop, then consider going with the Cyber Acoustics CA Essential Universal Docking Station DS-6000.

    The CA Essential Universal Docking Station DS-6000 is a compact multi-port USB-C docking station which is compatible with laptops that have either a USB-C or a Thunderbolt 3 or 4 port, featuring 3 4K HDMI ports, 4 USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports, 2 USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports, an RJ- 45 Gigabit Ethernet port, and an integrated Kensington Security Slot, all while also boasting up to 96W Power Delivery via its USB-C cable for recharging your laptop when also having it connected to power via its 130-Watt dual voltage power adapter.

    By using this ultra-versatile USB-C docking station, you’re provided with a multi-port plug-in solution that allows you to seamlessly connect all your peripherals to your laptop while taking up only a single USB-C input port, while also enabling you to power and even recharge your laptop whenever it’s battery is running low.

    Now, let’s have a slightly more detailed look at the CA Essential Universal Docking Station DS-6000 and check out all of its features.

    DESIGN & BASIC SPECS

    Starting with the device’s size, the CA Essential Universal Docking Station DS-6000 comes at a very compact size, measuring just 7 inches long by 3.25 inches wide by 1-inch thick.

    CA Essential Universal Docking Station DS-6000
    CA Essential Universal Docking Station DS-6000 – Dimensions

    On top of its compact form factor, this multi-port USB-C docking station also features a minimalist and modern design throughout its Matte Black body, which gives it a really discreet and very professional look when having it set up on top of your desk space / workspace (in comparison to having it hidden either at the back side of your desk, behind your monitor, etc.).

    CA Essential Universal Docking Station DS-6000
    Minimalist & Modern Design for a professional-look

    The CA Essential Universal Docking Station DS-6000 also packs a fairly durable construction, as its outer shell is made of a high-quality TPU plastic.

    In addition, this multi-port USB-C docking station also comes together with a 130-Watt dual voltage power adapter that, if used, enables the device to provide your laptop with up to 96W Power Delivery for powering your laptop and also recharging its internal battery.

    3.-Cyber-Acoustics-CA-Essential-Universal-Docking-Station-DS-6000-4INTERFACE / CONNECTION PANEL

    Moving on to the device’s interface, meaning its multi-port connection panel.

    Starting at the right side of the device, and going from left to right, we have its dedicated power adapter port (for connecting its 130-Watt dual voltage power adapter to power), which is followed by a total of three (x3) 4K HDMI ports, of which two (x2) of those are HDMI DisplayLink ports, and one (x1) is a HDMI DisplayPort Alt-Mode port, for which all of them support up to 4K video resolution at 60Hz.

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    Right side connection ports

    Following its three 4K HDMI ports, there’s an RJ- 45 Gigabit Ethernet port that supports 100 Mbps, 1,000 Mbps and 10 Gbps data speeds, which is then following by three (x3) USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports.

    We’d like to point out that while the CA Essential Universal Docking Station DS-60000’s three 4K HDMI ports do support both a dual 4K HDMI monitor output as well as a triple 4K HDMI monitor output, having a triple 4K HDMI monitor output is only possible if you’re laptop integrates either a Thunderbolt 3 or a Thunderbolt 4 port.

    3.-Cyber-Acoustics-CA-Essential-Universal-Docking-Station-DS-6000-6Then, at the left side of the device, there are two (x2) USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports, plus a fourth USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 port.

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    Left side and front end connection ports

    Finally, at the front end of the device, we have its integrated Kensington Security Slot. Note that a Kensington Lock Cable does not come included with the package, so keep that in mind.

    CONNECTIVITY & COMPATIBILITY

    Regarding the CA Essential Universal Docking Station DS-6000’s connectivity, note that this multi-port USB-C docking station is only compatible with laptops that have either a USB-C or a Thunderbolt 3 or 4 port.

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    Regarding its Operative System compatibility, know that this docking station is fully compatible with both Windows and Mac laptops running on Windows 10/11 or Mac OS 10.6 and above.

    FINAL THOUGHTS

    The CA Essential Universal Docking Station DS-6000 is a compact multi-port USB-C docking station which is compatible with laptops that have either a USB-C or a Thunderbolt 3 or 4 port, featuring 3 4K HDMI ports, 4 USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports, 2 USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports, an RJ- 45 Gigabit Ethernet port, and an integrated Kensington Security Slot, all while also boasting up to 96W Power Delivery via its USB-C cable for recharging your laptop when also having it connected to power via its 130-Watt dual voltage power adapter.

    CA Essential Universal Docking Station DS-6000
    CA Essential Universal Docking Station DS-6000

    Not only does this versatile docking station allow you to better organize your workspace, but it also conveniently enables you to power and recharge your laptop at times when its battery is running low.

    This is a really useful device for office workers as well as for laptop users on-the-go who are looking to boost their productivity while working with a laptop.

    If you’re interested in purchasing it, then know that each unit is priced at $189.99, and each purchase is also accompanied by a 1-Year Warranty. You can order it online, either via Cyber Acoustics’ official shopping page, or alternatively, you can instead get it from Amazon, if you’d prefer.

    João Matos
    João Matos
    Soon after getting his Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, João Matos joined the GadgetGram team on May 2019. Since then, he has been working as the Content Director, with the main goal of publishing thorough reviews on all sorts of newly released tech-products. In addition, João has also been been working as a senior news writer and news editor at Gadget Gram, as well as the Director of Social Media.

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