ASUS Announces USB 3.0 HZ-2 Docking Station
Portable dock offers notebook users a
complete range of connectivity
and expansion options with USB 3.0, HDMI and VGA ports
announced the USB 3.0 HZ-2 Docking Station. Designed for desktop or notebook
users, the HZ-2 lets users connect up to 10 devices or accessories through a
single USB cable. The HZ-2 includes the latest drivers and firmware for full
compatibility with Windows 8.1 and earlier versions; and is backwards-compatible
with USB 2.0 PCs and devices. Users can also connect their notebooks to larger
displays via the HDMI or VGA ports found on the HZ-2.
USB 3.0 HZ-2 Docking Station has all the connectivity and expandability features
required to turn any notebook into a complete desktop workstation. The HZ-2 features
an HDMI port with a VGA adapter supporting HD resolutions up to 2048 x 1152 pixels
in 32-bit color, making
it compatible with the latest range of monitors and televisions that deliver
visuals at resolutions greater than HD. The HZ-2 is ideal for those looking to
mirror or extend their Windows desktops. The HZ-2 has a built-in video processor,
allowing users to work with two additional external displays via video output
ports found on the notebook and dock.
The HZ-2 has a 10/100Mbit/s Ethernet port for
network access; while two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and three USB 2.0 ports are
available for accessories like external hard drives, smartphones, or cameras. Audio
input/output ports enable connections to speakers, headphones, or microphones.
A universal charger helps power all devices
connected to the HZ-2. The fast-charge port even charges devices when the
notebook is powered off or disconnected from the dock. With the notebook off,
the fast charge port provides a 1.5A, 7.5W output current.
The ASUS USB 3.0 HZ-2 Docking Station weighs
just 280g and measures 33.5 x 6.5 x 2.4cm. Its wedge-shaped design includes an adjustable
stand to support notebooks at an ergonomic typing angle, whilst at the same
time improving airflow underneath the device for better heat dissipation. The
HZ-2 also features a Kensington Lock slot for added security.