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Kensington announces the StudioDock, a desktop hub for the iPad

Kensington Studiodock Hero
Kensington Studiodock Hero (Image credit: Kensington)

What you need to know

  • Kensington has unveiled a new dock for the iPad Pro and iPad Air.
  • The dock features a ton of I/O to connect other accessories to the iPad.
  • It will also charge the iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch.

In a press release (opens in new tab), Kensington has announced the StudioDock™, a desktop docking system for the USB-C versions of the iPad Pro or iPad Air. The dock allows you to orient the iPad vertically or horizontally and also allows you to connect to a wide range of other accessories including HDMI and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Kensington StudioDock™ is the ideal desktop solution for people who want to maximize their productivity and creativity while using their USB-C-based iPad Pro or iPad Air. The iPad magnetically attaches to StudioDock in portrait or landscape modes and allows the use of a wide range of accessories that can be connected via USB (Type-A and Type-C), HDMI 2.0 video and Gigabit Ethernet ports, 3.5mm audio jack and SD 4.0 card reader.

Kensington Studiodock Charging Image

Kensington Studiodock Charging Image (Image credit: Kensington)

The dock also includes a Qi wireless charging pad that lets users charge both their iPhone and AirPods, as well as an optional accessory to charge your Apple Watch. This is truly an all-in-one desktop hub for those who want their iPad to serve as their main computer.

The StudioDock™ received is a CES 2021 innovation award. Louie Yao, Director of Global Product Management at Kensington, says that the feedback "validates our ongoing efforts of our incredible engineering and design teams to bring to market products that increase productivity."

"We are very excited that the CTA has recognized our new StudioDock and UVStand as being among this year's most innovative products. The selection of these products validates our ongoing efforts of our incredible engineering and design teams to bring to market products that increase productivity, maximize efficiency and promote the health of computer and mobile device users in home and office environments."

It is currently unclear when StudioDock™ will be available to purchase or what it will cost, but you can sign up to be notified at Kensington's website (opens in new tab).

Joe Wituschek
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.

1 Comment
  • Cost is going to be key.