The UH1440P USB-C Mobile Dock is a good travel companion for Mac laptops, iPads

The US$109.99 Kensington UH1440P USB-C Mobile Dock combines features of a docking station and a USB-C hub, mostly to good effect.

It’s a plug and play solution for USB-C based devices (Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, USB4, and USB-C Alt Mode) running macOS 11 or later, iPadOS 13 or later, and Windows 10 or later. 

There’s no need to download or install drivers. The 5Gbps USB-C mobile dock provides five ports of connectivity. There are three USB-A 3.2 Gen1 ports (5Gbps with one 5V/1.5A and two 5V/0.9A), a dedicated 3.5mm audio jack, UHS-I SD3.0 Micro and SD card slots, and one Gigabit Ethernet port.

You can extend visual productivity with the resolution, contrast, and color depth of Ultra HD (Single 4K @ 30Hz) via the DP or HDMI video ports. Note that dual video output (1080p @ 60Hz) requires you to first connect a DisplayPort monitor, then pick either HDMI or VGA for the second monitor on Windows devices. And only single monitor support is available for iPadOS up to 4K @ 60Hz. macOS supports single 4K @ 60Hz but dual video is only supported in mirror mode (not extended) up to 4K @ 60Hz.

The video output options for Apple devices is disappointing but the ability to plug your Mac laptop’s USB-C power adapter (85W or greater) into the dock for pass-through power to the laptop (USB-C device must support Power Delivery) is a great feature. Or you can power the dock and connected devices using the laptop’s battery when traveling. Optional 100W Power Adapter sold separately.

I also like the size of the UH1440P. It easily fits into your backpack or carrying case for productivity on the go. And Kensington throws in a 6.7-inch USB-C cable.

The Kensington SD1600P USB-C Mobile Dock is a good travel companion for folks who need a small device for expanding their laptop or tablet’s port options, though its visual output functionality for Apple divide users leaves something to be desired.

Review overview

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The Pros

  • USB-C pass-through power
  • convenient portable design
  • 4K output

The Cons

  • Video output limited for Macs and iPads


8.4Overall, the UH1400P USB-C 8-in-1 Driverless Mobile Dock delivers the connectivity you need when on the go or at home.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.