Those who work from home know this, but even those who have been in the office for some time have understood that to communicate today it is necessary to use programs such as Teams, Zoom or Meet, but this involves a significant increase in cables for powering all devices: Logi Dock promises to improve the situation Significantly, perhaps definitively.
Integrating it into our workflow was easy, even if we needed some analysis on the use of different side extensions, as well as price inversion.
Let’s see how it goes.
Similar to other products of a purely business nature that we’ve reviewed recently, such as the Logitech MX Keys Mini Combo for Business Kit or the Logitech Combo MK650, the Logi Dock also comes in a no-frills cardboard box.
However, the spirit of the business does not discourage the end user, the box is the only difficult thing in the whole package, because once we open the package we find the actual Dock and all the supplied cables.
Among those stand out is the power supply, of generous dimensions, which keeps the Dock alive and all the accessories to recharge the connected computer, in the case of a laptop, a factor not to be underestimated because having such a Dock means savings between 60 and €90 on an external power supply, an accessory that those who travel a lot usually prefer to leave in their bags, while the original power supply stays fixed on the desk.
In addition, inside the box is also a USB-C cable (1 meter), which connects the Dock to the computer.
The companion software, which is downloaded from the site, is only used to update the firmware, to reset the device (in case we want to give it to another user) and for a few other preferences, so it’s not entirely necessary for a boot patch, so much so that the Dock works perfectly simply by Connect it to a Mac mini, MacBook Pro, and Windows 11 PC, in all three cases with a compatible Thunderbolt 3 USB-C connector.
There is no configuration program and in our case everything
Dimensions matter, so much so that, along with the power supply, they define it as an office-friendly product, certainly not designed for portability.
The Dock is 160 millimeters wide, 131.5 deep and 84.8 high at its highest point, with the top deck tilting about ten degrees in favor of the microphone and speaker.
Weight is also not indifferent, we are talking about only 0.942 kilograms for the Dock, as well as a few hectograms for the power supply, data that still leaves the time they find when used on the desk.
The top surface is made of slightly porous hard plastic, with the icons protruding, while the first side offers a dark gray fabric cover with the Logi icon placed on the front.
A set of service lights appear in the lower front that lights up white when the connected computer is turned on and off, red when the microphone is turned off during a live broadcast, blue when Bluetooth pairing is activated and finally green during a firmware update.
Although the definition of Logitech Logi Dock “HUB” or “Dock” seems largely reductive, due to its many complementary adjectives, it is clear that this name should be understood.
On the back there’s a USB-C port (with DisplayPort, though a Thunderbolt port was better) for computer connectivity, an HDMI 2.0 port, a DisplayPort 1.4 (both supporting up to 4K at 60Hz HDR), two USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 ports (5Gbps) with 4.5W charging and the other 7.5W, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports with 4.5W charging, a Bluetooth wireless button and a Kensington security slot.
Additionally, the power connector and another USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) connector with 7.5W charging are on the left side.
Faced with all these ports (possible due to the USB-C connection and the fact that the Dock works) we would have liked to have a front USB-A port (possibly with an audio jack), which would have definitely taken away from a bit of the design. In general, but it is easy for the most trivial operations that occur in everyday life (such as using a USB-A key), as well as the complete loss of the SD card reader or at least the MicroSD.
These requests, which obviously come more from a HUB than from hybrid devices like this, are designed for the user who wants to simplify the use of cables in the office, but for this type of outlet, more than the user, therefore needs additional hardware.
How it works?
To better fit the Logi Logi Dock on the desk, you must first understand how many accessories to connect to the computer and which ones, and then also pass all the cables (or at least as much as possible) through it.
In this way, general cleaning of the office is ensured, and even if you do not have a “visual” station like the one you see on YouTube or Twitch, optimization is guaranteed because one cable carries almost everything (in some cases “) almost “everything, but it is few ).
We connected the monitor, webcam, external hard drive for quick storage, a second spare drive, and of course the mouse and keyboard.
Please note that the Dock supports the use of a 4K display (via HDMI or DisplayPort) up to 60Hz, a factor that immediately sets it apart from (much) cheaper portable HUBs that stop at 30Hz.
60Hz screen usage is minimal for those who watch multimedia movies, make heavy use of app windows or stay connected a lot during the day.
However, the Dock supports up to two 4K 60Hz displays connected to the video ports in redundancy, or by extension using the video output and a computer’s USB-C port.
Larger screens are supported but only at lower frequencies, so a 1 5K WHUD at 30 Hz or 2 5K (5120 x 2160) is always at 30 Hz: This data tells us that in one place, for a user who often works online with colleagues or clients On a video call, Logi Dock is really perfect, it does everything and does it well.
Otherwise, a user who works in a multimedia perspective, as a creator or even for graphics needs, this Dock is wasted in part because better ports are needed to take advantage of more displays.
The nice thing is that the Dock can also be used via Bluetooth, so it can be linked to mobile devices, which can take advantage of the speaker and microphone for calls on the go, even if the Dock can still control the computer’s peripherals. However, the sound quality is against the wireless protocol limit of the microphone part.
With a frequency response of 60Hz-20kHz, the built-in speaker with 55mm driver delivers good sound, full-bodied and rich even in the lower parts.
In the calls with Teams we tried, the audio sounded clear and perfect but it also stood out listening to several songs by Audiomachine, which we love as background music when we write the tracks.
The point is that the sound comes from only one source and eventually loses the amplitude of the sound, especially in music. After a while, you get the ear, but obviously if the user has medium or important music needs, for a better experience we recommend different devices, Logitech don’t skimp on it, and stay in from a desktop perspective.
On the other hand, the range of six microphones with a frequency response of 65 Hz – 8 kHz is very good, and is close to solutions for corporate rooms: not only the sound is natural in all situations, but we also liked the isolation, so much so that the microphone never carried anything other than We voted, despite the fact that behind the window near the station there is a small square with the typical noise of cars, trams and ambulances with alarming frequency.
The Logitech Logi Dock is undoubtedly an important accessory in two basic cases, the first being for a single user workstation but equally for a workstation in a small meeting room.
Either way, we’d say access cost isn’t exactly common, even when comparing alternatives from a professional perspective
However, it is true that the completeness provided by the rear HUB justifies the increase because this accessory does what two or three devices normally do, dramatically improving cable management.
In addition to the fact that the quality is clearly felt, in the materials as well as in the strengths, from the microphone to the speaker, even if it is clear that the packaging is designed for a key role, that of conferences. For more consumer or musical use, as mentioned, Logitech has dedicated other offerings and price range.
• All in one, HUB, dock, microphone and speaker
• Build Quality
• Sound quality (for conferences)
• very expensive
• Some ports are missing like HUB / Dock
• 519.00 EUR
The Logitech Logi Dock is available from the parent company’s Italian website where readers can view the specifications and follow the purchase process.