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Docking Station

Definition

A device to which a portable device, such as a cordless phone, laptop, or mobile phone can be connected to charge its battery.

Things you need to know

Each type of device requires a dock that is compatible with its type of charger.

Also known as

Port Replicator, Dock

Cost Considerations

Before choosing a docking station, it is helpful to consider what types of devices and peripherals are to be connected, to be sure the docking station is the right size for the user's needs. Also consider that mobile devices get replaced reasonably often, so choosing a universal dock may avoid the cost of having to buy a new docking station when a mobile device gets replaced.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.