ATEN UH3236 USB-C Multiport Mini Dock with Power Pass-through $108 + $11 Shipping @ Device Deal

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The UH3236 connects a USB-C enabled computer to up to 5 peripheral ports that includes a USB 2.0 Type-A, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, Gigabit LAN, HDMI, and VGA – through a single USB-C cable. The UH3236 routes video from a source computer to a 4K HDMI (3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz) or VGA (1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz) monitor via a single cable.

This dock provides one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port for 5 Gbps high-speed data transfers and one USB 2.0 Type-A port for keyboard and mouse usage. The UH3236 also supports USB-C Power Delivery Pass-Through to up to 60W, which means it can provide power to your laptops via a USB-C power adapter with PD profile specifications of 5V, 9V, 12V, 15V, 20V.

With UH3236, users can save desk space, and expand devices connectivity, and creates a personalized desktop environment.This powerful and versatile dock offers a perfect portable solution for connecting multiple sources to a USB-C enabled computer.

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  • Geniune question - why is USB2.0 still hanging on?
    Is reduced power draw the only reason? - Would've thought USB3.1 could handle low power draw? (ignoring version 3.2)

    • $, I assume… Although for a >$100 device seems a little odd.
      Maybe if that port was drawing full power it would restrict the other ports?

      • Yeah, thats my thinking too
        But even the latest models of laptops have USB2.0
        (well ok, I havn't looked at every model, but generally speaking)

    • Way way cheaper and easier to implement. No need for the extra bandwidth on keyboard, mice, audio gear which would be 90% of gear.

      On this sort of product, saves some cash for no real downside, virtually 100% chance that people will plug in a mouse/keyboard.
      Going from USB 2 to 3 is probably $10-$15 a unit. I've never done big volume so don't know how that scales but this would be my estimate.

      Power is unimportant, the difference is negligible and you're on mains anyway.

      • To add: i think each requires a separate controller (or at least built in to some other chip) and presumably the usb 3 controller is pricier.

        Another thing I have noticed is interoperability - even today, usb1 and 2 have near universal compatibility, and often works natively without separate drivers with little issue, especially at boot. I'm just baffled at how sometimes i encounter little issues where usb 3 is not possible. One example is that the OS i use on my home NAS has to run on an usb 2 stick using a usb2 plug.

  • $108 for an adapter… really?

  • Can anyone advise if this can be used with laptops without USB-C ports? Basically using a USB-A to USB-A cable and connecting to the blue coloured port on this dock?

    I have devices which have USB-C and ones which don't, so I'm in the market for a dock which supports both USB-A and USB-C as inputs.

    • Note sure about the blue port, but you could get a USB Type-C (Female) to Type-A (Male) adapter which would do the trick.

      • Wouldn't it be usb c male to usb a male. Usb c going into the Dock and A going into the laptop?

        So essentially an Android phone charging cable?

        But I doubt it will work though, since the data will only be allowed from the c port to the A port. Whereas, I'll need bidirectional.

        • I see what you are saying, I'm talking about attaching the adapter at the end of the USB C connection that would be going into the laptop.

  • Genuinely curious here, is the VGA port making it more expensive than those usual Heymix/Viva amazon USB C multiport? or am I missing something?