ATEN USB-C Travel Dock UH3238 is a nifty little USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 dock for Mac, PC, iPad (USB-C) and Android. It provides HDMI, USB-A, USB-C 3.1 and 3.5mm combo headset outputs.
It is one of those docks that plugs directly (as in the body plugs in) to the USB-C port. For most, that is a deal-breaker because it can cover other ports or microphone and speaker, so before you buy, make sure it suits your smartphone or computing device. Or buy a 1m female-to-male USB-C 3.1 extension cable – about $10 from eBay – problem solved.
ATEN USB-C Travel Dock UH3238
|Price||TBA – expect under A$100|
|From||Buy ATEN from computer retailers and online|
|Colour||Black and silver|
|Size||90 x 32 x 8.2mm x 50g|
|Company||Simply Better Connections is the heart of the ATEN brand. Est 1979 in the US, it produces a huge range of KVM, professional audio/video, USB-C and Thunderbolt cables and dongles.|
|More||More GadgetGuy ATEN news and reviews here|
Let’s start with the ports
Remember, it is a travel dock that works in upstream powered or downstream unpowered mode. Ports include:
- USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps male to upstream dock with the computing device
- USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 supports BC 1.2 5V/1.5A/7.5W
- USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 5V/.9A/4.5W
- HDMI 2.0 [email protected]
- USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 for 92W upstream charging or can act as USB-C downstream 5V/1.5A/7.5W
- 3.5mm 4-pole combo headset/mic port
Power output depends on ports in use
- If both USB-A ports use power combined output is 5V/1.8W/9W
- If both USB-A and the USB-C downstream port use power, the combined output is 5V/1.5A/7.5W
Upstream power delivery
You can use any USB-C PD 3.0 (5/9/15/20V) to 100W (The dongle itself uses 5V/1.6A/8W) to charge at 92W. This will support 100W devices.
The HDMI port offers [email protected] and HDCP 2.2. Using the downstream USB-C port with ALT DP 1.4 mode can support [email protected] with a compatible monitor supporting DisplayPort Stream Compression 3.1 (DSC3.1) and Display Port Hight Bitrate 3 (HBR 3) link…