Microsoft's docking station for Surface Pro 3 is now available for pre-order

The latest addition to Microsoft's tablet line-up, the Surface Pro 3, has gone on sale today. Alongside the highly anticipated release, a docking station designed exclusively for the device is now available for pre-order on the Microsoft site. 

The accessory claims to "transform your Surface Pro 3 into a complete desktop workstation" with features such as a Mini DisplayPort connection, five USB ports and Ethernet access. The docking station also includes a 48-watt power supply allowing for a quick recharge while you work.

Interestingly, the Mini DisplayPort connection is capable of a 4K output, which could future-proof the dock for quite some time. A 3.5mm audio jack enables you to hook your Surface Pro 3 up to an audio rig, which could be a welcome feature to a media based setup. An included security slot will let you attach it to your desk with a cable lock and the entire station weighs in at 1.43 pounds. 

The Docking Station will set you back $199 but could really enhance the Surface experience, which now includes an intuitive Surface Pen and an updated Type Cover; only time will tell whether the masses will flock to the accessory.

It appears as if the product is limited to the US at the moment, but we'll keep you updated on availability. The dock is set for release on August the 15th.

Source: Microsoft Store

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