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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quickly Go From Road to Desk

    Posted
    Brandon5000
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    This docking station works well with my Surface 3 AT&T model. It quickly allows me to bring it in the house after being on the road and be up and running in full desktop mode in seconds. It just as quickly disconnects to allow me to hit the road again later. If you use your Surface at a desk I highly recommend this docking station. It has all the connections you need (more USB would be nice, but a hub works fine too) and also includes a separate AC adapter so you don't have to connect your travel charger when you get home. Nothing worse than climbing under your desk every time you want to use your Surface at home. So with this I don't have to and it's great! I should note I was able to pick it up on sale which made it a great value. It would still be nice at full price, but everyone loves a deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A little too much money, a little too much plastic

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    Kensai
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    Worked as advertised, though it seems as if it caused my Surface 3 to have heat issues when left on 24/7. The unit is bulky and sturdy, but seems to be mostly hollow, which is insulating the tablet. Also, with all this empty space, and for the exorbitant cost, they could have filled the back casing with more USB ports (and why are there any dedicated USB 2.0 ports when the whole thing is running off the Surface 3's USB 3.0 port?) and maybe a display adapter other than miniDisplayPort, like a nice HDMI or perhaps the nearly obligatory on laptop docks VGA. I know, that requires more hardware, but at this price, they should give you more than a very singularly purposed charge cradle.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A handy gadget

    Posted
    Kensai
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    Picked mine up as an open box item. Worked perfectly with zero action necessary on my part. Unit has fine finish, similar to any other piece of Microsoft hardware I've owned (which is well into the double digits at this point). Gave me an easy way to insert my Surface 3 into my home office system when I was having trouble with my primary PC. The Surface 3 obviously doesn't have the power to replace my big rig permanently, but for the few days while I was troubleshooting the primary, this dock made it easy to at least keep things rolling along acceptably. Its now my secret backup device for all sorts of contingencies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to your Surface

    Posted
    MrMatu
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    I ended up liking this docking station more than I thought I would. The build quality is very good...I don't notice any alignment problems at all...just put your surface in the base and close the side mounts and there you go...piece of cake. My only complaint is the cost. (i would have given it 5 stars if it was a lower MSRP) I bought the 'open box' version because it was closer to the price range I thought it should be (although it should be a bit cheaper. The Surface is expensive enough...you shouldn't go broke getting the cool things to go along with it.. So far I really like mySurface 3 and I am very happy with the dock.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works like a Charm

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    DJCypress35
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    So far has worked like a charm. Was using a regular wall charger for my Surface 3 and it seemed to take forever. Decided to get the docking station to basically use as charging station and bang this is the ticket. Snaps right in and charges must faster the any other charger i have used. As far as using it for a true docking station to make your Surface 3 more like a desktop i cannot attest too as i have not utilized any of the other features incorporated into this unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have!

    Posted
    Manny
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    I use this product to connect my Surface 3 to my TV. I also have a keyboard and mouse connected to it. The kit has worked flawlessly. It was easy to setup and has turned my Surface into a functioning desktop-like computer. The only potential problem I see is docking/undocking the Surface into this docking station. You must insert/extract the Surface at an angle. Attempts to shove/yank the Surface at an incorrect angle may damage the both devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    WiFi didn't work properly

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    rdwright
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    The WiFi didn't work with my Surface 3 in this docking station. The station itself was well made and convenient, but I couldn't get the wireless connection to work. Best Buy's return policy is terrible. After returning this item I was notified that I can't return anything else for the next year. I have returned very few items out of the many that I have bought over the years. There are much better places to shop in terms of return policy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Does the job at a premium price.

    Posted
    RudyTorresRocksDOTcom
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    Meh, it's nice to have but not totally necessary. It's shaped like 7, if it would fold or come apart for easier transport I'd love it. There should be more USB 3.0 access points than USB 2.0. You can find something similar for less in a universal docking station. if it would have a mount to raise the tablet to a more ergonomic viewing angle it would be great. I'd hold out for a better design by MS of the aftermarket.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Addition for Surface 3

    Posted
    Bruce
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    This docking station works great with your Surface 3. Provides additional USB ports and charges while it is in it. Grabbed it on a Best Buy Deal of the Day so it makes it that much nicer. Easy to put Surface in or out. Additional USB ports are nice when working with external and flash drives. A worthwhile investment!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great dock, but only if you get it on sale.

    Posted
    Evan
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    I purchased this docking station for $149.99 (it was on sale for just 100 during Christmas) and I haven't regretted it. My only complaint, and this could be a cable problem, is that my surface likes to go to sleep while I'm using it (docked and connected to the external screen). I don't understand why, and haven't found a remedy, but it can be annoying

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great for what it is, but it's not for the Pro

    Posted
    Esion
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    Buyer beware -- while this is a great dock for the Surface 3, it is NOT a dock for the Surface PRO 3. that's a very important distinction since there is NO way for the Surface Pro 3 to fit inside this dock. Be sure you have just a Surface 3 before buying, and you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lifesaver

    Posted
    MikeRock72
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    This product was a lifesaver. My daughter accidentally damaged the charging port on her surface 3. This was not covered under the normal warranty so the only option appeared to be spending several hundred more dollars to buy a new or refurbished surface. Luckily this product is able to charge the surface through a different port.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Careful!

    Posted
    NinjaRob
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    I was one of the buyers of this who did not look into it as much as I should have! I have the Surface PRO 3, not the Surface 3. This dock will NOT work with the PRO tablet. Best Buy accepted my return and I am happy but want to make others aware! This is for the Surface 3 only.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Going Away?

    Posted
    bwren
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    These docks are the best tablet docks I have ever used. Sadly the surface pro 4 has a new style dock but I wouldn't use a Surface Pro 3 without one. The only way it could be better is if it had a second native video port built in. Using a USB video adapter for my second monitor but still working wonderfully.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    Patter
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    I was disappointed, mainly in myself. When I received it I realized it did not have dual monitor capabilities. My bad. I do like the fact that I can just open, grab my surface and go. The new 4 dock require you to connect a cable which is less convenient. Although it has dual monitor support.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not the Tiniest Footprint but Still Useful

    Posted
    downshift515
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    A solid choice for docking your Surface 3 and keeping it viewable. Doesn't have the smallest footprint on your desktop, so if you're cramped for space I'd check out one of the smaller Surface docks. Solid design, does exactly what's expected. If you can catch it on sale, you can't beat the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for a Desk, Not So Great on the Nightstand

    Posted
    GundamBarbatos
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    The Surface Dock is great for a desk, since you can easily hookup your monitor and other peripherals with ease. However, when using it on small nightstand, it's hard to use the keyboard and the utility of extra peripherals goes away, though great to use the charging ports on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great docking station

    Posted
    katoregon
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    The Surface 3 Docking Station allows me to quickly grab my Surface 3 when I'm on the go. At my desk, I have it set up with a monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse so I can work on document, slideshows and maneuver though my online classes. Fabulous purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better charging and more ports for Surface 3

    Posted
    Bryan
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    The dock for the surface 3 is ideal for those that have a desk that they typically work at and need a hub to provide more ports for their Surface 3. Additionally the dock I finds actually charges the computer fastet then the supplier micro-usb charger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Surface Yet

    Posted
    Panda
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    I have never considered a Surface but after reading all the great reviews of the Surface 3, I checked it out. It is finally an awesome tablet. I love it. If your on the fence, get it. It works... period. It does what it say it does with little frustrations.

    I would recommend this to a friend