Kensington's new iPad Pro StudioDock packs a range of ports and chargers

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Kensington at CES 2021 debuted the StudioDock, a new docking solution for iPad Pro and iPad models that combines port expansion with wireless charging pads.

Credit: Kensington
Credit: Kensington

Said to be inspired by Apple's Pro Display XDR, the Kensington StudioDock allows users to magnetically attach an 11-inch iPad Pro or 12.9-inch iPad Pro in portrait or landscape mode for a monitor-like experience.

The StudioDock also sports a range of ports to expand an iPad Pro's connectivity options. They include three USB-A ports, a single USB-C port, an HDMI 2.0 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a SD card reader. The dock itself is charged by a 20V DC power adapter.

In addition to mounting and charging an iPad Pro, the StudioDock also has a built-in iPhone and AirPods wireless charging surface. Users can also opt for an optional Apple Watch charger.

Although marketed as an iPad Pro accessory, the StudioDock is compatible with other USB-C iPad models -- including the 10.9-inch iPad Air 4 released in 2020.

Announced during the virtual CES 2021 conference on Monday, the StudioDock received a CES Innovation Honoree award in the computer peripherals and accessories category.

Pricing and availability information for the StudioDock aren't clear, but interested users can sign up for updates on Kensington's website.


  • Reply 1 of 2
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 11,421member
    Nice!   So now the iPad (pro) can function competently in:
    --  Tablet mode
    --  Laptop mode
    --  Desktop mode.

    The walls keep tumbling down....

    At this point, its biggest and only real constraint is its less powerful & competent operating system.  But that gets better with each iteration. 
    Watch out Macs!  "We're coming for YOU!"
    ... While I don't see iPads ever fully replacing Macs, for common, everyday users, they are quickly becoming a very viable alternative.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    Very nice, love the watch charger, great way to store it (while charging).
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