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The j5create JCD389 makes connecting your devices easier than ever before

Updated Jan 21st, 2020 9:07AM EST

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Why work harder when you can work smarter? Keeping your laptop connected to your other devices makes sense in the long run, instead of having to scramble for them when you need them. Getting the most out of our technology is something we all strive for each day. There are devices for fast transfer speeds and storing files. Want to connect additional monitors to your laptop? There are devices for that too. There are even devices for charging other devices while using your laptop. There are separate devices for each of these needs, but the amazing people at j5create have come up with a solution for all these problems in one device: the JCD389 ULTRADRIVE Kit.

This USB-C™ Multi-Display Modular Dock can do it all, as this 11-in-1 dock is versatile and timesaving. It features five detachable magnetic kits, allowing you to configure it and create 12 different combinations of connections. Whether you want to use it for video, data storage or charging devices, it has you covered.

The five magnetic kits all handle different tasks. The USB-C™ to 4K HDMI™ lets you connect it to an HDMI™ port with resolutions up to 4K @ 60 Hz. The USB-C™ to 4K mini DisplayPort™ will link up your video and also has resolutions up to 4K @ 60Hz. The USB-C™ to VGA kit provides resolutions of up to 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz for premium analog results. The USB-C™ to Gigabit Ethernet has a transfer rate of 1000 Mbps (Half Duplex) / 1000 Mbps (Full Duplex). Then there’s the USB-C™ to USB™ 3.0 memory card reader and writer that has slots for external memory cards up to 2 TB.

The main body of the dock has multiple ports, including a USB-C™ to 4K @ 30 Hz HDMI™, two USB™ Type-A 3.1 ports that both support 5 Gbps of data transfers, a PD 3.0 that features charging up to 100W and a USB-C™ female port that will provide you with 5 Gbps of data transfer. Just plugging in your devices to the JCD389 will provide you with 100W of power delivery 3.0 charging. With no drivers required to get the most out of this plug-and-play dock, it is ideal for just about anyone.

This is an excellent accessory for anyone who has a MacBook Pro® 2016 – 2019 or a MacBook Air® 2018 – 2019. In order to hook up external monitors to your laptop, the main body must be used along with either the USB-C™ to 4K HDMI™ kit, the USB-C™ to 4K mini DisplayPort™ kit or the USB-C™ to VGA kit. Then your MacBook Pro® can be used with up to three monitors. The system requirements include available USB-C™ DisplayPort™ Alt mode and USB™ power deliver over USB-C™ in order to receive any type of upstream charging.

The dock also comes with a compact protective carrying case, so you can take it with you on the go for added convenience. Say goodbye to the hassle of carrying and sorting out multiple adapters and cables when you’re traveling. It also has a side container to store other items.

It’s so simple to use and is a perfect solution to connecting your laptop to your devices. All you’ll need to do is switch modules and you’ll be ready to use it in the office, at home or while you’re traveling. The main body is made from aluminum that is built to last and the kits are made from durable plastic. Check out the product page for more information and don’t forget to look at all of j5create’s fantastic devices. By purchasing the JCD389, you’ll eliminate the need to bring multiple adapters and chargers with you wherever you go, making your life that much simpler.

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