The Belkin USB-C Dual Display Docking Station is a good choice for Windows and Mac users alike. However, if you are one of those rare people who use both, it is the perfect choice for you. It uses DisplayLink which allows M1-powered MacBooks to push two external displays. This does not mean that it lacks in any way possible in the Windows laptop department. It works just fine with Windows laptops as well.
What we love about this docking station is that it skips the unnecessary gimmicks. It delivers modern specs in the old-school docking station feel. It supports USB-C and USB 3.0 laptops interfaces. The docking station comes with 6 ports. It features 2 HDMI, 2 USB A 3.1, and USB-C ports. It also comes with a Gigabit Ethernet and 3.5 mm audio jack.
The docking station is also compatible with Chromebooks in addition to Windows and Mac. So, connectivity wise you are sorted.
This dock offers up to 85W of passthrough power. This is enough to connect two displays, a keyboard, and a mouse, and passthrough the power to charge the laptop.
Potential issues and warranty details
Not everything is always perfect, and the Belkin USB-C Docking station is no exception. It comes with only 1080 pixel resolution support. This means that if you want to connect high-resolution displays to your laptops, the Belkin USB-C Docking station is not a good choice for you. In this case, we (almost always) recommend the Dell D6000 docking station.
Some users also complain about connectivity issues during the initial few days. This seems like a glitch that finds a way to get fixed after a few days of use. Some users also complain of glitchy connectivity. There are also reports of the display getting stuck once in every while: an issue that is fixed by disconnecting and then reconnecting the device. However, the docking station comes with a two-year warranty so you can have mental peace while making your purchase. However, be wary that the Belkin docking station does not come with a Connected equipment warranty. A connected equipment warranty offers a warranty for all the products that you connect to the docking station. Unfortunately, this warranty is not available here.
The built quality is solid and it feels sturdy - just as you would expect from Belkin. The docking station weighs a total of 2.05 pounds which means that it is also fairly easy to move it around. One of the greatest issues with docking stations is that their power buttons stop working after a while. However, this one has one of the best power buttons that we have seen on a docking station. The power button seems like it can go on functioning for a long time.
There are a few considerations that you will have to make before purchasing the Belkin docking station. We have already mentioned that it only supports HD resolution. The second is that it requires an additional power source to draw power. Unlike some of the other docking stations available in the market, it cannot be powered through the laptop. Finally, you will only be able to charge your laptop through this docking station if your laptop charges through a USB-C connection.
Overall, there is some give and take when it comes to the Belkin Docking station. The use case will decide if this is the best option for you. If this docking station fulfills all your needs, it also becomes a good value for money. If you ask us, it is a solid choice for most users given the build quality and 2-year warranty.
- USB-C Dual Display Docking Station
- USB-C to USB-C cable
- 135W PSU