TARGUS USB 2.0 MOBILE DOCKING STATION (PA075F)
When computer users think of Targus, they
immediately associate the company with quality laptop products and once
again they deliver a product of exceptional quality with the USB 2.0
Mobile Docking Station (PA075F) For those that are unfamiliar with
product, the mobile docking station replaces large desktop docking
stations that is not only lightweight but also relatively small in size.
The product was tested on our LG-LS50
laptop and when the product was detected by the operating system, it was
flawlessly installed without any kafuffles. Although the product has
been designed for USB 2.0, it is also backward compatible and supports
USB 1.1 port that is probably a sigh of relief to older laptop users.
With that said, many new laps are missing
certain ports such as parallel, serial and even PS/2 ports that
forces many users to either update their equipment or sigh in
frustration. The Mobile Docking Station resolves this issue as contains
the following features;
1 parallel port
1 serial port
2 USB ports
2 PS/2 ports
Once the Mobile Docking
Station was installed, the Laptop that was never designed to have these
features miraculously had access to them via the USB port. We tested the
parallel port with our old HP laser printer that worked flawlessly and
even connected an old keyboard and mouse to the unit.
The unit itself measures
at 14.6 x 5.7 x 1.7 cm and comes with a limited 2 year warranty and
weights only 390 grams which is ideal for portability. It should also be
noted that this device is not only designed for laptops but can also be
used on desktop computers but the only downside to the product that we
have seen is that it must have Windows 2000 or Windows XP to run the device.
In conclusion, the
Targus USB 2.0 Mobile Docking Station (PA075F) is a brilliant device
that I would recommend to all laptop and desktop users who need a
parallel, serial or PS/2 ports on their computer. With simple
installation and backwards compatibility on older products, this is one
device that will not only save you time and money but also a lot of
frustration. Check it out!