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This $5 dock turns the $17 Sipeed Lichee RV into a fully functional RISC-V computer

The Sipeed Lichee RV is an inexpensive computer-on-a-module featuring an Allwinner D1 RISC-V processor, 512MB of RAM, and a microSD card reader for storage. First announced in November, it’s a module that you could theoretically use as a standalone computer thanks to an onboard USB-OTG port, it’s missing a few features like a display output. […]

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DockCase Smart Hub is an 8-in-1 USB-C dock with a display that shows you what it’s doing (crowdfunding)

A good USB-C dock will let you connect displays, keyboards, mice, game controllers, and all sort of other gear to a computer with a single cable. But the new DockCase Smart Hub does more than that. Thanks to a 1.54 inch display and a custom operating system, the Smart Hub can display data to let […]

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Lilbits: Android 12 Beta 5, MediaTek Kompanio 900T and an (expensive) Google Meet dock for smartphones

Android 12 is coming within weeks, and ahead of launch Google has released a fifth and final beta, which is also effectively a release candidate, meaning that unless some major bugs need fixing, it’s basically what will roll out to Google Pixel phones and other supported devices soon. In other recent tech news from around […]

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Targus USB-C Phone Dock turns your phone into a desktop (Samsung DeX compatible)

Targus has introduced a new smartphone dock that not only lets you charge your phone, but which also lets you basically use your phone as a full-fledged desktop computer. The new Targus Universal USB-C Phone Dock has HDMI, Ethernet, audio, and USB ports, a built-in microSD card reader, and the dock is compatible wish Samsung […]

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Beelink Expand X is a dock that lets you use mobile devices as desktop PCs

Chinese PC maker Beelink has released a number of interesting little computers over the past few years. Now the company is introducing something different: a dock that lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a desktop computer. The Beelink Expand X is basically a portable USB-C dock with HDMI, USB-A, and USB-C ports that allow you […]

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NexDock Touch is a touchscreen laptop dock for smartphones (or Raspberry Pis and other mini PCs)

The folks at NexDock have been making laptop docks for smartphones for a few years. Here’s the basic idea: give your phone a bigger screen, a full-sized keyboard, and a touchpad by plugging your mobile device into a gadget that looks like a laptop computer. Now NexDock has introduced a new model called the NexDock […]

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Lilbits 320: Apple’s new MacBook Pro is fast… except when it’s not

Apple launched its most powerful MacBook Pro laptops to date last week, including 15 inch models with support for up an Intel Core i9 processor and AMD Radeon Pro discrete graphics. Unsurprisingly, a top-of-the-line model scores really, really well in benchmarks, and Laptop Magazine reports it has one of the fastest SSDs shipping in any […]

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Samsung DeX Pad coming May 13 for $100 (use Galaxy S9 like a desktop, keyboard, or touchpad)

Samsung’s DeX platform lets you use your the company’s phones for desktop computing. Last year the company launched a DeX Station dock that let you connect a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to use your Galaxy phone as a pseudo-desktop PC. This year the company unveiled the DeX Pad which has similar functionality, plus a few […]

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This dock lets you use wired gaming mice and keyboards with a phone for some reason

Sure, you can pair a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse with your phone. But what if you have a favorite mechanical keyboard or gaming mouse that you want to use… but it only works via USB? That, apparently, is the question the GameSir X1 BattleDock hopes to answer… I guess. This $50 dock is basically a […]