Five years and over 8,000 reviews later, the Plugable Dual Display Universal Docking Station (UD-3900) is still considered one of the most popular docking stations on Amazon. So, how do you improve a classic? You start by reading over 8,000 reviews.

The goal was to create a universal docking designed for the hybrid office with extra attention paid to hot desking and hoteling environments. Some of the changes are big—like standardizing on HDMI. No more dongles, adapters, or daisy chains to get your screens connected. And, some of the changes are small—like adding a hybrid 2-in-1 cable so any laptop, old or new, USB-A or USB-C can connect. But all of the changes,big and small, are designed to make the Plugable USB 3.0 and USB-C Dual HDMI Display Docking Station (UD-3900C) the easy solution for hybrid offices.

Plenty of Productive Potential

When you get past the small talk and meetings that could’ve been emails, the office can actually be a pretty productive place. Dual monitors, a full-sized keyboard, and an actual mouse—sorry trackpad, I appreciate you, but I don’t prefer you—even a place to plug in a USB flash drive or two. But, as more offices transition to a hybrid model where hot desking is the norm, how do you maintain a fully connected workstation? You start with the right docking station.

Thanks to our unique hybrid 2-in-1 cable, it doesn’t matter if your laptop has USB-A or USB-C ports, you already have the right connection. ‘Docking’ with the UD-3900C gives you access to 2x HDMI ports for resolutions up to 1920x1080, 2x USB 3.0 ports, 4x USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and an audio input/output jack.

Plays Well With Others

When it comes to technology, universal doesn’t always mean universal. What works on one laptop, might not work on another. But when you’re setting up shared workspaces, you need to ensure every user has the same seamless experience—no matter what laptop they’re working on. So how universal is the UD-3900C?

A dual monitor docking station should, above all else, provide support for two external monitors. By leveraging DisplayLink, and adding a cord that works with USB-A laptops and USB-C laptops, the UD-3900C adapts to you. It doesn’t matter if you have a Dell from 2009, or an HP fresh out of the box. This is especially helpful in hot desking and hoteling environments, or when your computer doesn’t natively support dual displays–like an M1 Mac. Just a heads up, you will need to use a DisplayLink Driver to get full functionality out of your dock.  

UD-3900C Port Callout

For the IT Crowd

For the individual user, or the hybrid office with only a handful of hot desks, setting up and getting to work is a straightforward, intuitive process. But for the IT staff that needs to convert an entire enterprise over to hot desks, the UD-3900C has a complete set of Display Layout Provisioning tools specifically designed for hot desking and hoteling environments. Set up each workstation with preset defaults, or tap into Crowd Provisioning options for even larger deployments. The UD-3900C even remembers the screen orientation for each individual user.  

Works Where You Work

Featuring 2x HDMI ports, 2x USB 3.0 ports, 4x USB 2.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port for wired network connectivity, an audio input/output jack, and a truly intuitive one plug connection, the Plugable UD-3900C is the ultimate docking station for the hybrid office, the home office, or anywhere work gets done.

Additional Resources

Transitioning to a Hybrid Office
Hot Desking, Hoteling, and Setting Up the Office of Tomorrow
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