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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:39 pm 
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After I had my 19's dock open to fix the latch, I thought of why it wouldn't be possible to make a small "slice" thing that fits under the 19. I had a ThinkPad X220 earlier this year and it came with a UltraBase, which I really, really liked.

Would this be possible or would it require extensive reconfiguration of the dock?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:45 am 
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Do you mean a dock for a vehicle? Or for a desk?

A 19 will be difficult since the laptops docking port is on the base of the machine.
A 31 would be easier since it's port is at the rear.

Look at this for a vehicle.
http://www.precisionmounts.com/products ... -dock.html

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:36 am 
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Shawn wrote:
Do you mean a dock for a vehicle? Or for a desk?

A 19 will be difficult since the laptops docking port is on the base of the machine.
A 31 would be easier since it's port is at the rear.

Neither of those, a portable dock is what I am thinking of. This is a UB for a X220: http://img03.imgland.net/jq3jlrF.jpg

If I can mod my dock into something like this, that would be awesome!

By the way, if Rob reads this: [img] tags are broken. Getting some weird error if I try to post a image?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:34 am 
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Like this? It's the CF19 desktop dock. Panasonic calls it a port replicator.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... cator.html

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:22 am 
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Shawn wrote:
Like this? It's the CF19 desktop dock. Panasonic calls it a port replicator.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... cator.html

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That's the same dock as I have, except mine's the much, much cheaper VEB181U.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:23 pm 
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Hi User32,

I'm also using the VEB181 (cf18 model), as it is cheaper than the current VEB191 (cf19 model).
The only downside that I am aware of, is the slow usb 2.0 speed.

Why do you want to use the ultrabase dock?
If its for added battery life: Why not get a new battery and/or carry an additional battery with you?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:12 am 
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Karl Klammer wrote:
Hi User32,

I'm also using the VEB181 (cf18 model), as it is cheaper than the current VEB191 (cf19 model).
The only downside that I am aware of, is the slow usb 2.0 speed.

Why do you want to use the ultrabase dock?
If its for added battery life: Why not get a new battery and/or carry an additional battery with you?

UB doesn't have a secondary battery, and i'm not it doing for that. I'm doing it for extra ports and because I can :headbang:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:59 am 
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For my CF-19 I have a thin dock that can run off usb power or wall power. It has a hookup for SATA dvd drive and a slot for a extra sata hard drive. It's a universal type that plugs into a usb port. Let me see if I can find a pictures since I am at work.

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