Pausing work to prepare for a video call sucks. Not only does it ruin your flow, but it turns your desk into a mess of cables. That’s why Logitech’s latest product, the Logi Dock, combines the convenience of a speakerphone with the decluttering capabilities of a USB hub. Oh, and it lights up when you have an incoming meeting.
The Logi Dock is basically just a USB-C docking station with an integrated speakerphone (at least, that’s the best way to explain how it works). You connect your laptop to the Logi Dock over a single USB-C cable to unlock 100-watt charging and a ton of ports—two USB 2.0 ports, two USB-C ports (not counting the one you connect to your PC), an HDMI port, and a DisplayPort jack for external monitors.
But that’s not all! The Logi Dock’s built-in speakerphone can play music or blast the monotonous sounds of your coworkers during a meeting. Its noise-canceling mics remove any unnecessary sound or echoes, reducing the need for a standalone microphone or a pair of headphones. Interestingly, the top of the unit features buttons to mute sound or turn off your camera.
Not to mention, the Logi Dock can sync with your calendar through the Logi Tune software. It will then glow when you have an upcoming meeting, saving you the trouble of checking your calendar or activating those awful desktop notifications.
Logitech will launch the Logi Dock this winter for $400. Pre-orders are not open, though you can learn more about Logitech’s work from home tools on the company’s website.