Tiny, Powerful New Plugable Docking Station Fits on the Back of Your Monitor

Add functionality to your laptop without cluttering your desk.

Plugable is proud to introduce our first USB docking station that can support a 4K display and is VESA mountable. The Plugable UD-5900 USB 3.0 4K Aluminum Mini Docking Station with Dual Video Outputs is small enough to fit in your hand or mount on the back of your monitor.

This one-stop upgrade for your Windows tablet, laptop, or desktop allows you to connect up to two additional monitors and eight accessories through a single USB cable. It features two video outputs: an HDMI output supporting up to 4K resolution (with a single display connected) and a DVI-I output with VGA adapter for mirroring/extending your Windows desktop to external monitors, a Gigabit Ethernet port, an audio input/output via a single TRRS jack, and four USB 3.0 ports.

The UD-5900’s front two USB ports comply with USB-IF battery charging specification revision 1.2 that allows for fast-charging of Apple, Samsung and other mobile devices.

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The UD-5900 is also the first Plugable docking station to include a standard VESA mounting bracket and screws to allow for the unit to be mounted on the back of a supported monitor so as not to take up additional space on your desk and provide for a clean workspace.

For more information, please see the Plugable UD-5900 product page.

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13 comments on “Tiny, Powerful New Plugable Docking Station Fits on the Back of Your Monitor”

  1. Billy Moody Reply

    I have the Surface pro 3 with the surface pro docking station in my home office and I have one additional monitor connected to docking station. I would like to add an additional monitor this and was wondering if this is what i need. Would I just connect the 2 monitors together using a DVI cable between the two monitors? I have the plugable UD3900 at work and it works awesome with the surface pro 3,

    • Bob Boerner Reply

      Our UD-5900 dock will connect to your system and monitors in the same fashion as your UD-3900, and will work with your Surface, but if you only need to add one additional display to your system you could add one of our USB Video adapters like our UGA-3000 adapter -> https://plugable.com/products/uga-3000

  2. Robin St.Clair Reply

    I’d really like to know. With a Skylake i5 based Intel NUC (NUC6i5SYK), what is the maximum frame rate that I could support using one of these? I need to support 2 4K displays @60fps. It is simple to do this with the i7 based Thunderbolt 3 version, but it runs too hot for my application.

    I can use the mini-DP with an active mini-DP to HDMI 2 connector, for one screen.
    I do not believe I can run the HDMI 1.4b at 4K resolution, 60fps, so I was hoping to use one of the USB 3.0 ports.

    Do you have any suggestions?

    • Bob Boerner Reply

      Our UD-5900 dock supports a single 4K display at a 30Hz refresh rate, and at this time we don’t offer any USB adapters or docks that support 4K at a 60Hz refresh rate so unfortunately none of our current products will work for your application.

      Thank you,

      Plugable Technologies

      • Robin St.Clair Reply


        Thank you for your prompt reply. I guess I’ll have to look elsewhere for a solution.

  3. Stuart Reply

    Do you know if this would work with a HP Pavilion X2 12″ (2016) and it’s USB-C 3.1 port if I got a USB-B -> USB-C cable to connect the docking station to the host?

    • Bob Boerner Reply

      We don’t have that model laptop to test with in our lab so we can’t guarantee compatibility, but in looking at the specifications of the system online I would expect our dock to work properly. In terms of actually connecting the unit, you would want to purchase our USB Type-A to Type-C adapter -> http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y1I1DT4

    • Tim Reply

      I doubt it. I’ve been looking without success for a dock that’ll work with my x2 12, and have now given up; HP in their ‘wisdom’ have locked it down so it can only be charged using the wire that comes with it.

      There’s the outside chance that connected displays will work, but if passthrough power doesn’t, usage is terminally compromised 🙁

  4. Hernandez Reply

    If I have two computers (a macbook pro and a windows desktop) and now have two monitors (both support displayport and HDMI) would it work to have this HUB connect to the mac via thunderbolt/usb-c and connect the monitors w DP and then use a KVI switch w USB 3.0 connected to keyboard and mouse and then connect the switch also to the windows PC and then use HDMI on the monitors for the PC?

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