Kensington begins taking preorders for brilliant StudioDock iPad stand

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The Kensington StudioDock was named a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree.
Kensington StudioDock could be the iPad productivity tool you’re looking for.
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iPad users wowed by Kensington’s StudioDock at CES 2021 should be happy to hear it took a big step toward release on Wednesday. It’s now possible to preorder this stand that boasts an extensive collection of built-in ports and wireless charging mats. The product is good enough to take home a CES 2021 Innovations Award.

On the other side of the coin, Kensington is just now revealing the price. And it’s not cheap.

There are two versions: one designed for the 11-inch iPad Pro is $379.99. The version for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is $399.99. Either can be preordered from Kensington’s website. A release date remains unknown, however.

Kensington StudioDock iPad Docking Station has it all

Connect the stand to the iPad with a USB-C cable to access a range of ports. On the back of the StudioDock are three USB-A ports, a 4K HDMI 2.0 port and a Gigabit Ethernet jack. A USB-C port sits on the left side, while a 3.5mm audio jack and SD 4.0 card reader are on the right side.

The tablet clings to the stand with magnets, making it easily removable. And it can be used in either portrait or landscape orientation.

The iPhone and AirPods wireless chargers are on the front of the StudioDock iPad Docking Station. An optional Apple Watch charger is planned for later in 2021.