Logitech has announced the Logi Dock Flex, its latest all-in-one USB-C docking station designed to alleviate some of the frustrations of hot desktop and hybrid work. The Logi Dock Flex resembles the Amazon Echo Show smart display with an 8-inch touchscreen that allows users to reserve rooms and monitor table availability through Zoom Workspace, Microsoft Teams or Logitech’s new table booking app.
A built-in display is an odd addition to a docking station, but Logitech still managed to pack the Logi Dock Flex with plenty of ports to support a standard office setup. The front of the Logi Dock Flex has two USB-C ports and a single USB-A port located below the display. On the back, you’ll find two additional USB-A ports, a USB-C port, a gigabit ethernet port, and a Kensington lock slot.
It can support two 4K monitors via one HDMI and one DisplayPort connection, and provides 100W of power to any laptop it’s connected to via a dedicated USB-C connection. Employees can also use the Logi Dock Flex screen to join meetings and display their calendar, photos and remote messages.
The Logi Dock Flex is the successor to the original Logi Dock, which was a cute cube-shaped docking station with a built-in speaker. Scott Wharton, general manager of Logitech, said, “We took a multi-dimensional approach to building the Logi Dock Flex, which not only solves desk ordering and management issues, but also encourages social collaboration and helps IT and workplace managers understand how technology and space interact. informs about its use”. B2B.
At $699, the Logi Dock Flex isn’t exactly cheap. If you don’t need a built-in display, then there are plenty of more affordable docking stations, and many such as CalDigit’s TS4 provide Thunderbolt support, which the Logi Dock Flex completely lacks. It includes a free version of Logitech’s desk booking software, but it can be run independently through the Logi Tune mobile and desktop apps. A paid version of the table booking software is also available for an annual subscription of $49 per table, which provides additional features such as analytics, advanced user management and office maps.
The Logi Dock Flex will go on sale in “fall 2023” at an undisclosed date. The Logitech desk booking app is available now, and the premium features included in the price offer will run as a free beta until July 1, 2024.