Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2 DockStation review

Expand your computer's connectivity with Belkin's useful device

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Our Verdict

A useful connectivity option for most office desks


  • Good variety of connections
  • Fast


  • Could have supplied more USB ports

A docking station can add extra features to your laptop, but as with this version from Belkin, they work best when used as part of your office setup.

This is a standard analogue dock that offers two USB ports, parallel, serial and LAN throughput. There is also a VGA-out port for connecting to an external monitor.

In use, we found this device worked best when positioned as a link between a 22-inch TFT screen and our test laptop.

If you're not looking to add digital components to your desktop setup any time soon, this is as good a solution as we've seen.

However, we did find the ports to be of limited appeal, as most laptop users will no doubt prefer more in the way of USB ports.

Tech Specs

Product TypeDocking Station
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Total Number of USB Ports2
VGA OutYes
Brand NameBelkin
ManufacturerBelkin International, Inc
Product ModelF5U216ea
Product NameUSB 2.0 Dock Station
Manufacturer Part NumberF5U216ea
Manufacturer Website Address
Package Contents
  • USB 2.0 Dock Station
  • AC Adapter
  • Installation CD
  • User Manual
Limited WarrantyLifetime