Logi Dock Removes Clutter, Adds Conference Station
If there is one common theme about our desks, whether it’s in the office or at home, is that there are cables everywhere. One other thing we’re all getting used to is virtual meetings. Logitech has a new product that aims to tackle both problems and they might have nailed it.
The Logi Dock is an all-in-one docking station with meeting controls and a speakerphone. The box sits on your desk and has it’s own power connection. From this dock, all of your peripherals are connected, including your laptop. The list of connections is as follows:
1 x display/video – HDMI v. 1.4b (Support 4K@60Hz HDR)
1 x display/video – DisplayPort 1.4 (Support 4K@60Hz HDR)
2 x USB-A
1 x USB3.1 (5Gbps) with 4.5W charging
1 x USB3.1 (5Gbps) with 7.5W fast charging
3 x USB-C
2 x USB3.1 (5 Gbps) with 4.5W charging
1 x USB3.1 (5 Gbps) with 7.5W fast charging
1 x USB-C Upstream
1 x Bluetooth Sync button
1 x AC power (230W, 19.5V)
Security slot type: Kensington security slot
Essentially, with this dock, your monitor, keyboard and mouse, webcam, two monitors and your laptop will easily find a connection with some to spare.
Inside the dock however is the conferencing station, so it will need to be positioned closer to you rather than hidden away. An array of speakers live inside the Logi Dock which are said to be great for listening to music, but will also work well as a speaker for your virtual meetings. Six beamforming microphones live inside the unit with intelligence to pick up your voice and cancel ambient sounds. The six microphones working together should mean you can sit how you like, without a headset and be heard clearly.
Logitech say the Logi Dock is Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Google Voice and Zoom certified. This is important as the controls on the Logi Dock has mute, volume and video controls on the top of the unit for quick access. It will remind you of the days you sat in real meeting rooms with the big “star phone” units we once starred at.
The addition of Bluetooth to the Logi Dock might seem weird. But connecting your smartphone or tablet via bluetooth will mean that calls on those devices can be managed via the Logi Dock, including music streaming.
In Australia the Logi Dock will cost $689.95 so you’ll be hoping for some corporate funding on this one. No availability date has been set, we will update this story once we hear further details.