They include a docking station that adds a bunch of ports to tablets or notebooks, a graphics dock for adding a high-performance GPU, speakers, pens, and VR heasdsetss
Asus ROG XG Station 2
There’s not really room for a desktop-class NVIDIA or AMD graphics card in most of today’s tablets or ultrabooks. But if you’ve got a model with a Thunderbolt 3 port (like the Asus Zenbook 3 or Transformer 3 Pro), then you can connect an external graphics dock.
Asus isn’t the first company to introduce this type of dock, but the ROG XG Station 2 looks like a reasonably competitive option.
It has a 680 watt power supply and includes four USB 3.0 ports and a Gigabit Ethernet port, allowing you to use the graphics dock as a USB hub and wired internet adapter.
Sometimes you don’t need a high-power graphics card, but you do need some extra ports. The Asus Universal Dock features USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.0, HDMI, VGA, and Ethernet ports and an SD card reader.
It could come in handy for laptops like the Asus ZenBook 3 (or Apple’s MacBook), which have only a single USB-C port.
This audio accessory delivers virtual 5.1 channel surround sound with four speakers.
Asus VR Headset
Asus is also showing off a VR headset designed to work with the company’s Zenfone line of smartphones.
Like Samsung VR or Google Cardboard-style headsets, it’s basically a fancy holder for your phone that includes lenses that help adjust the focal distance so you can put a high-resolution screen right in front of your eyeballs.
But the Asus model manages to stand out thanks to a metal (or at least metallic) frame and leather straps.
There’s also a touchpad and a few buttons on the side of the device which you can use to navigate VR apps.