Kensington SD2500T Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Docking Station for Windows, MacBooks, and Surface; Dual 4K, 60W PD Everything Else

(10 customer reviews)

$199.00

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Brand Kensington
Color Black
Hardware Interface USB, Ethernet
Compatible Devices MacOS, Windows
Total USB Ports 4
Wattage 60 watts
Thunderbolt 3 dock for MacBooks (OS 10.16 and later) and Windows laptops equipped with Thunderbolt 3 (Lenovo Dell HP Acer, Asus, MSI, Razer, and more) with transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps; also compatible with Thunderbolt 4 laptops (at TB3 speeds) and USB-C laptops and Surface devices (at up to 10Gbps USB-C speeds) including Surface Pro 8, 7 and 7+, Surface Laptop 3, Surface Books and Surface Go
Supports 4K Ultra HD (4096 x 2160 30-bit color @60 Hz) to two monitors or 8k @30Hz to a single monitor for Thunderbolt 3; For USB-C devices, supports 4K @30Hz to dual monitors for devices with

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The SD2500T Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Dual 4K Hybrid Nano Dock with 60W PD – Win/Mac is the perfect, ultra-compact, full-featured Thunderbolt 3 laptop docking station. Features include universal compatibility, Single 8K or Dual 4K video output, 60W power delivery, UHS II SD 4.0 card readers, free Kensington DockWorks software. It’s the ideal laptop docking station for a productive workplace.

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Kensington SD2500T Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Dual 4K Hybrid Nano Dock with 60W PD - Win/Mac
Kensington SD2500T Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Dual 4K Hybrid Nano Dock with 60W PD - Win/Mac
Kensington SD2500T Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Dual 4K Hybrid Nano Dock with 60W PD - Win/Mac
Kensington SD2500T Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Dual 4K Hybrid Nano Dock with 60W PD - Win/Mac

SD2500T Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Dual 4K Hybrid Nano Dock with 60W PD – Win/Mac

The SD2500T Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Dual 4K Hybrid Nano Dock with 60W PD – Win/Mac is the perfect, ultra-compact, full-featured Thunderbolt 3 laptop docking station. Features include universal compatibility, Single 8K or Dual 4K video output, 60W Power Delivery, UHS II SD 4.0 card readers, and free Kensington DockWorks software. It’s the ideal laptop docking station for a productive workplace.

  • True universal compatibility
  • Thunderbolt 3 technology
  • Single 8K or Dual 4K video output for Thunderbolt 3-enabled devices
  • USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode devices (HBR3: Single 4K @ 60Hz or Dual 4K @ 30Hz) and (HBR2: Single 4K 30Hz or Dual 1080p @ 60Hz)
  • 60W Power Delivery
  • Ultra compact size saves valuable space and keeps desktop tidy
  • 10-Port Productive desktop setup
  • UHS II SD 4.0 card readers
  • Free Kensington DockWorks software

10 reviews for Kensington SD2500T Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Docking Station for Windows, MacBooks, and Surface; Dual 4K, 60W PD Everything Else

  1. MJ Ghandi

    I have an older Macbook Pro …(Mid 2015) . And running windows on Bootcamp as well . For the 1st time I have been able to run 5 Monitors all together on Mac or Windows without any issue . I needed to download drivers for both Mac And Win from their website, but it works very very nicely . Refresh rate is at the highest (240Hz), Ethernet speed is at the highest and perfect device . Im tempting to buy 2nd device from them . Thanks again

  2. NobullFL1 – Orlando, FL

    Bought this docking station for my wife’s MacBook pro. Set-up with a single monitor, keyboard and mouse. Everything works well, does occasionally lag/delay between the mouse & display. Nothing of concern. Love that it provides power while docked! Serves its purpose so she can un-plug and go as needed.

  3. 2loki4u

    Don’t know why I hesitated to buy this but honestly, if you’re looking for a psuedo diving station for your laptop that supports dual display setup (meaning not using your laptop screen but using two full size monitors) this is excellent… It won’t support hi-res/refresh for hint Applications (wouldn’t buy one for a gaming specific laptop to game on) but for business applications/image/video editing/visio/office/photoshop/publisher/etc… This is excellent… It allows connection to two external hdmi monitors (using it with 2 24″ monitors) – has 4 usb2 ports for accessories like keyboards, mice, drawing tablets (like Wacom), low power charging (like for wireless headsets and Bluetooth devices) – has 2 USB 3.0 ports for hi speed connections for external drives plus a built in gigabit ethernet port…They include an dvi to hdmi adapter for your 2nd monitor and the first is a standard hdmi port (both are standed hdmi NOT display ports)Only gripe is the size of the power adapter and length of the power cord… – it only connects via a USB b to USB a cable that’s included but not very long (1m I think)… If your laptop uses usb-c you can pick up a USB A to C adapter and it will work with a data only usb-c connection (great if your laptop ‘s USB c port doesn’t support Alt-Display Port – which many don’t…)I’ve had this for over a month now and am very happy with it…One note – upon 1st connecting the dock to your computer – BE PATIENT!Initial setup takes 1-3mins before all the drivers are installed and functional and attached displays pop-up… You will have to adjust the displays to put them in the right order and switch to extended displays mode (starts in mirror mode)… Once this is configured, connection time is under 5 seconds when you reconnect the dock…

  4. AMZJ

    I have a MS Surface Pro 6. I have plugged my Samsung monitor, my Anker USB router, my wireless USB for mouse and keyboard, my speakers, my ethernet into the docking station and then into my Sruface. NO ISSUES with any connection. The Anker USB router has 3 charging ports and all 3 charge. It also has 3 hard drives attached and my surface reads all the hard drives with NO problem. I have my printer running through the Anker as well and while it will print, it won’t scan back to my computer so it’s probably something I need to fix. Also, the screen resolution needs to be adjusted on my Samsung monitor when I unplug and plug back in but other than that, this is a GREAT product! Seriously, I’ve unplugged my Surface 4 or 5 times since I got this docking station and I have NO connection issues with anything. Maybe a little slow but that may be from not being able to use 3.0 for all my USBs. Can you make them all 3.0 and backwards friendly for the 2.0? =)

  5. Christopher T.

    I bought two of these – one new and one used. The seller for both was Amazon.com. The used one just said “Condition: Used – Very Good – Item will come in original packaging. Packaging will be damaged.”. It did not state that it would not include the USB cable which is needed to connect to a computer or the monitor adaptors. The product is excellent but I’m very unhappy with Amazon for not making it clear that the used one would be missing the cables and adaptors. When I contacted customer service, I was given an option to return it for a full refund, so that’s ok. Just be aware – if you buy it used, you may be on the hook to purchase your own cable and any adaptors which may be needed separately.

  6. Shan Catna

    This is a great Thunderbolt docking station and you won’t find one(thunderbolt dock) that supports dual monitor display at 4k@60Hz at this price. This is a true plug n play device. No other settings or configuration needed. If your monitor only supports HDMI cable, make sure you buy a display port to HDMI adapter (Importantly get an “Active” Adapter and not the “Passive” Adapter -This would be extra $15-$20).The docking station works fine and the displays come up easily after a) long sleep cycles in the host laptop b)plugging-off and plugging-in your host laptop c) lock mode in the host laptop overnight. All works fine. Kensington customer support is swift and helpful. Surprised they picked the phone and did troubleshooting with me on a Friday evening 🙂 and recommended the active adapter.I would definitely recommend this thunderbolt docking station.

  7. Luis M. Urquia

    I am not super tech savi, but after careful planning I did not need any help installing this docking station to my laptop. I now have much more room and flexibility. Super happy with the speed I now have with my laptop and this dock.

  8. Amazon Customer

    Reason for purchase: I have an HP Envy laptop that only has one video out (HDMI) but I have two monitors and I was in the process of replacing my desktop computer with the ENVY and I wanted the laptop to be able to make use of both of my monitors.First impression: I was super hesitant about purchasing the product because I had tried an IOGear (or something like that) USB display module before that, too, used DisplayLink. I had soooo many problems with it…well actually just like one or two but they were happening frequently and in my mind I came to associate the problems with DisplayLink, not the module. So when I saw that this docking station used DisplayLink as well I was nervous but the reviews were so positive that I figured the previous problems might have been with the module itself. My first impression: nice looking piece, looks kinda like a router, solid packaging though it was difficult to remove initially.Setup: I literally just plugged my monitors into the back of the docking station as well as two ext. hdds and the speakers. I then plugged the docking station into a surge protector and connected it to my laptop via the provided usb. For those of you who are confused as I was at first, all of the video goes through the usb cable, so you can have two external displays without plugging anything into your laptop’s video output. My laptop recognized the docking station and a window popped up where I could install the drivers that I wanted (one for audio, one for video, etc). The set-up was seamless and it blew me away. As soon as the drivers were installed the monitors came to life, I don’t even think it required a restart (though it may have but I don’t think it did).Overall Experience: It’s been pretty awesome, I’ve noticed little to no lag at all when dragging stuff between monitors, no delay or sync issues with audio, the hdds are fast as ever, I’m blown away really. I’ve only really noticed two semi-issues–playing two separate videos on the two monitors creates problems, even when they’re not playing in full screen. Also (and this may not be the module, I’m not sure) but when I first hooked everything up, I decided to leave my wireless mouse and keyboard connected directly to the laptop but after a while I noticed a TON of lag with the mouse…the keyboard was fine. I changed the batteries and still, TONS of lag…to the point where it was unusuable. But when I moved the receivers to the docking station, the problem was gone. Not sure what happened there, I had never had an issue with the mouse before so I’m not sure if that has anything to do with the docking station or not. OVERALL: awesome purchase that I highly, highly, highly recommend.

  9. D. Mooney

    This is an awesome little docking station. I’m running it with a Win 10 desktop computer, Win 10 laptop and a MS Surface Pro Win 10. I’m using a small USB switch (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00JX3Q28Y?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details) to change inputs between the laptop and Surface Pro. It’s great to switch between my work laptop, personal Surface Pro and my home computer without playing “switch the cables” game. The dock is running 2 Dell 32 inch curved monitors at 2560X1440 resolution. Via the USB ports I have a web cam, 5 tb USB 3.0 drive, Logitech keyboard/mouse combo, Harmon speakers and 2 wireless charging pads. No drivers were needed as well. All computers picked up the dock and auto loaded any software required. This was truly Plug n Play. If you need/want to run your monitors with DP inputs then I highly recommend this dock. I tried others that had 1 DP and 1 HDMI but they never worked right with the video output. The color and resolution on the HDMI output was never right. This dock WILL NOT supply power to your laptop or computer. I saw some reviews that were negative because they expected it to supply power. If that’s what your looking for then search for a USB C dock that supplies power and make sure your laptop has a USB C power port and can support that feature.

  10. Anonymous was taken

    I ordered this docking station as my Macbook Pro, running mountain lion, has only two USB ports.I had considered a standalone USB hub, but instead ordered this as I had some extra LCD panels hanging around.After installing the DisplayLink drivers from the supplied CD, I grabbed a couple of monitors and HDMI cables and connected them to the Sd3500v, one using the HDMI connection, another with the supplied DVI to HDMI connector. I then attached a Yamaha MOX8 music production workstation, a Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 audio interface, and a Yamaha dtx700k drum module to three of the USB 2.0 ports on the back.Next I plugged in the supplied USB cable and attached it to one of the mac’s 2 USB 3.0 ports. I was about to attach it to a power source, but like many before me I found I had no space left on the power bar. So off to a big box store to grab one…After powering up, both of the monitors came to life. I was also able to create an aggregate device in the mac’s audio MIDI setup tool, and add the Yamaha MOX8 and the Focusrite 18i6 devices and boom i’ve got 20+ musical devices talking to my music production software through this humble little docking station. Couldn’t have been easier, and I couldn’t have been happier.Pros.HDMI and DVI connected monitors worked flawlesslyUSB 2.0 connections worked fineUSB 3.0 stick plugged into a front USB 3.0 port workedPlugged a PC style headset/microphone (pink+green 3.5mm connectors) and verified that the audio connection in/out workedCons:The Kensington sd3500v like just about everyone these days places the transformer on the plug so that you need waste 2 or three power bar spaces to plug it in. Same with my Macbook and music devices. My thinkpad does this right by having a normal plug and cord into the transformer.Didn’t test the wired ethernet connection.just for fun I plugged a windows 8 laptop into it. Everything hooked up to the docking station worked fine. Couldn’t create an aggregate ASIO device on windows, but after all it is windows.Would I buy this again? Yes 100%

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