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HP USB Media Docking Station

Model: HP KG461AA
SKU: 9353969
UPC: 883585653348
Connect your peripheral devices to your laptop with 1 cable with this docking station that features an Altec Lansing 2.1 speaker system and an HP Media Drive storage bay for backing up data. 6 USB ports provide additional connectivity.
Average Customer Rating:
4.333 out of 5
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83% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend 
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Customer Reviews for HP USB Media Docking Station
Review 1 for HP USB Media Docking Station

Disappointing

Customer Rating
3.0 out of 5
3.0
Posted by: momamy
from galt, ca
on 12/26/2009
Value for Price
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Quality
3.0 out of 5
3.0
Battery Life/Charge Length
3.0 out of 5
3.0
Ease of Use
2.0 out of 5
2.0
What's not so great: Very limited on how you can set it up
I purchased this docking station and a separate monitor because when using as a desktop I wanted to use a larger moniter. The docking station only works if the laptop screen is up. Most docking stations treat the laptop as the cpu and you can use a separate monitor. I have two monitors up when using as desktop and it looks like air traffic control in my office. Very unhappy with this product, it should have an option to close laptop screen and still use with another monior.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 2 for HP USB Media Docking Station

Great dock except...

Customer Rating
4.0 out of 5
4.0
Posted by: NXS001
from Texarkana
on 01/12/2010
Value for Price
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Quality
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0 out of 5
5.0
What's great about it: Great form factor - the built in speakers / sub have surprisingly good sound
What's not so great: Can't believe it doesn't have gigibit LAN or DVI video out
This is great dock to turn your HP laptop into a great full size workstation. The wireless keyboard mouse make this a nice complete package. I thought I would need to add some speakers to this unit but the built in speakers / sub in the bass really has a great sound quality. I only wish it has DVI out so I wouldn't have to hook my 24" monitor up via RGB and also the lack of 10/100/1000 LAN connection is surprising.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 3 for HP USB Media Docking Station

Pretty satisfied

Customer Rating
4.0 out of 5
4.0
Posted by: PittsburghArtie
from Pittsburgh, PA
on 01/09/2010
Value for Price
4.0 out of 5
4.0
Quality
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0 out of 5
5.0
What's great about it: It makes your laptop a hybrid and is eay to hook up each time
What's not so great: If using external monitor you must keep laptop open
I only have one issue with this docking station - when it's hooked up to an external monitor (my larger ex desktop monitor) I can't fold down the laptop without losing the video on the external monitor. I called HP and spoke to someone in India (difficult to understand) and I was told that I would have to purchase software between $40 and $60 to be able to fold down the laptop without losing the video on the external monitor.
Other than that I like it a lot and would recommend it.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 4 for HP USB Media Docking Station

Best Investment for HP Docking Station

Customer Rating
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Posted by: MWP
from SC
on 01/30/2010
Value for Price
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Quality
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0 out of 5
5.0
What's great about it: Ease of use, set up and the minimal amount of space that the docking station takes up
What's not so great: Can't think of anything
This is the best investment that I have ever made. I have researched many docking stations for my HP laptop but never came across a good and resonable price until I searched the Best Buy website.
the station is very easy to setup and even easier hooking the laptop up to it. jusst place you laptop in the cradle and hook the onee connection cable. The sound is great due to the Altec Lansing 2.1 speaker system and there is no lack of USB ports for adding printers or other connections.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 5 for HP USB Media Docking Station

Great Dock that does everything you need

Customer Rating
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Posted by: TheoGG
from San Francisco, CA
on 01/25/2010
Value for Price
4.0 out of 5
4.0
Quality
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Battery Life/Charge Length
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0 out of 5
5.0
What's great about it: Easy to use/connect
Great practical docking station. Very easy to connect and provides all the ports I need plus awesome audio.
For those who want to close their laptop and still use the dock you need to do 3 things:
-make the external monitor your primary monitor (in Windows Display Properties)
-turn off the built-in display on your notebook (in Windows Display Properties)
-change the Power Settings in your Control Panel to "do nothing" when the laptop lid is closed
And voila, you can close your notebook, blast the subwoofer, and use your big external display on it's own!
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 6 for HP USB Media Docking Station

well worth the price

Customer Rating
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Posted by: tangocharlie3663
from texas
on 06/07/2009
What's great about it: easy to connect; great speakers
What's not so great: pricey, but worth it
This item is a bit pricey, but worth every dime. The sound quality of the speakers is amazing. I twas so easy to connect my laptop to this docking station; I don't even miss my old desktop computer.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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