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> Sl-cxx00 Docking Station?, Kensington USB Portable Docking Station
dbowden
post Jun 23 2006, 03:40 AM
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This looks like it could be a nice docking station for Z's with USB hosting capabilities.

It's a USB 2.0 device with built in Ethernet, Keyboard & Mouse Ports, Serial & Parallel ports, and extra USB ports.

$49.99 today only (Friday. June 23rd) at Yugster.com

It looks like it normally goes for $85+
I don't know about drivers for all the devices, but I know that people have reported using most of those devices using only the drivers built into the latest kernels.

I don't own one, haven't tried one, and have never bought anything from this vendor.

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post Jun 23 2006, 04:03 AM
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One thing you might run into is a power issue...

Standard desktop/notebook USB ports push out more power compared to our Z's...

So if this isn't a powered hub... then I wouldnt expect it to work...

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post Jun 23 2006, 04:42 AM
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QUOTE(InSearchOf @ Jun 23 2006, 07:03 AM)
One thing you might run into is a power issue...

Standard desktop/notebook USB ports push out more power compared to our Z's...

So if this isn't a powered hub... then I wouldnt expect it to work...

Late
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Good point. I had assumed it would have to have external power, but I went to Kensington.com to check, and they don't mention it. That makes it somewhat less useful. Of course, hacking it to add a power supply wouldn't be too hard.

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Da_Blitz
post Jun 29 2006, 12:33 AM
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yeah they are handy i have somthing similar to that only its the same size and diwensions as the Z and it chews throgh battery, it powers up but you get alot of log spam from the ethernet part
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post Jul 2 2006, 01:53 PM
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WOOT! has these today for $34.99 + $5 for shipping. According to the discussion, it is not self powered and comes with an adapter.
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