Logitech today announced the Logi Dock, a replacement device that is both a docking station and a speakerphone. The Logi Dock aims directly at those who find themselves performing at home either temporarily or permanently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, it seems the Logi Dock is targeted at remote employees who may benefit from a touch cable management in their new home offices.
The Logi Dock features a few uses: it’s partly a docking station which will take input from your laptop and output to up to 2 displays via DisplayPort and HDMI. It’s also a USB hub, with three USB-C ports (one with 100W power delivery for your laptop) and two USB-A ports. Additionally, the Logi Dock features Bluetooth functionality for connecting wireless headsets and features a Kensington Lock also.
Aside from its functionality as a USB dock and display adaptor, the Logi Dock also comes outfitted with speakers and an array of noise-canceling microphones, which may be used for video calls or music. LED lighting on rock bottom of the Logi Dock can silently provide you with a warning to meetings you’ve got arising or when your microphone or webcam are disabled.
The Logi Dock also features physical controls, which will be wont to join meetings, mute your microphones, turn your camera on or off, and end calls. Logitech says that it’s currently pursuing certification for Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom for the Logi Dock, so by launch, the device should be compatible with all three of them. The Logi Dock also will work with the Logi Tune app, which is getting calendar integration later this month.
So, the Logi Dock seems like a helpful device, especially if performing from home has turned your desktop into a multitude of cables. The Logi Dock is going to be available this winter with an MSRP of $399. It’ll launch in two colors – Graphite and White – with the Graphite model exclusively featuring Microsoft Teams functionality.