We reviewed the Kensington StudioDock back in March, describing it as an impressive iPad dock offering a plethora of I/O options. Unfortunately for anyone hoping to use it with the latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the company has stated that it is not compatible …
The StudioDock lifts either the 11-inch or 12.9-inch iPad Pro up to a comfortable viewing height for desktop use, and provides the tablets with a wide range of input and output ports.
- Rapid charging via USB-C at 37.5W
- Gigabit Ethernet
- 3 x USB-A ports (5V/0.9A)
- HDMI 2.0 for 4K output
- DC 20V power input
- 1 x USB-C port (5V3A/9V2A)
- UHS-II SD 4.0 reader
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Qi chargers for iPhone (7.5W) and AirPods (5W)
- Apple Watch charging with optional add-on
We were impressed, though did note that it’s a pricy beast at $399.99 for the larger model.
The Kensington StudioDock provides a full-featured desktop docking solution for iPad users. Its wealth of I/O options makes it so that you can connect an iPad, and more or less have a full desktop workstation at your disposal […]
If you’re a prolific iPad user who uses Apple’s tablet as a main computer or laptop replacement, then the StudioDock is probably the best docking station option available. Not only is it handy for the sheer amount of I/O that it presents, but it also comes with convenient 120-degree tilt and 90-degree rotation options as well […]
But it’s also worth noting that some users may find the $379.99/$399.99 asking price a bit too much. Casual iPad users, in particular, will balk at such a price point, but prolific iPad users who regularly use their tablets as their main personal computers, will likely see value in such a well-built I/O-laden package.
You can check out the video below for a detailed look at it.
Not compatible with the 2021 iPad Pro 12.9″
Since the note is specific to the larger model, which is marginally thicker than the 11-inch 2021 and older models, the only reason I can think of for the compatibility issue is that the support tab at the bottom is too tight a fit. As my colleague Chance Miller observed, maybe next time don’t launch a $400 iPad accessory at a time when all the rumors are pointing to new models on the way …
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