The drive to make laptops thinner and lighter is forcing manufacturers to ditch cumbersome I / O connectors and reduce the number of ports. This raises interest in docking stations, which transform a single high-speed laptop port into a traditional set of interfaces that provide connectivity for a wide variety of peripherals.
In the case of the Cougar DS10 docking station, there is a dedicated USB 3.2 Gen2x2 (20Gbps) port for connecting to a laptop. The dock configuration includes three USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a headset jack, a microSD slot, and two HDMI video outputs, each of which supports 4K video at 60 Hz. In addition, there is a USB-PD port with up to 100W output power and a button that allows you to switch between lighting modes.