Review: TobenONE UDS031 laptop dock and stand

Review unit provided by TobenONE

The TobenONE UDS031 is a USB-C laptop stand and dock with height, tilt and rotate adjustment. The price at the time of review is USD 99 and it comes with 1 year warranty. You can register the product online for a total of 2 years warranty.

Things included

  • Laptop stand
  • USB-C to USB-C cable
  • User manual


The stand is almost all metal except for the rubber feet and padding for the laptop. Build quality is solid. The back plate has holes for ventilation.

This stand can be used with laptops 10 to 17 inches in size.


The base is stable and has good grip on the table. The stand will stay fixed when you rotate the stand.


The ports behind are for:

  • 1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • 2x USB 3.0 type-A
  • HDMI 2.0
  • USB-C to host
  • USB-C with 87W PD


Cable management is looks okay. One USB-C port will go to the power source, and the other USB-C port will go to the laptop to charge it.

The USB-A ports did not work with my Thunderbolt 4 enclosure.


That's a 14-inch laptop.

This laptop stand will elevate the display closer to eye level so that it's more ergonomic -- you don't have to tilt your head much to look down at the laptop display.


That's a 16-inch laptop.

Typing on the laptop will produce slight wobble with the display. It's not the dizzy inducing wobble. That's the limitation with a folding elevated laptop stand design.


That's a 14.6-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra. It is possible to draw on the stand because the hinge is stiff and can hold its position well. You can actually apply a good amount of pressure and the metal plate will not move. When drawing, there's no wobble at all compared to typing.

There are also no magnets to interfere with the S Pen performance.


The HDMI port can output 4K 60Hz but whether you can reach that limit will depend on your laptop.


If you want to pair this laptop stand with an external display, it's best to use one that matches the elevation or the height of your laptop display. Shown in the photo is a portable display by the side and it's low, so it's weird to look high to the right and low to the left.

Conclusion

The TobenONE UDS031 is a good looking laptop stand and docking station that works well. The only downside is there are only two USB-C ports and one has to connect to the laptop, leaving the other port either for power or for data transfer.

Pros and cons at a glance
+ Good design
+ Solid build quality
+ Stable base
+ Adjustable height, tilt and rotate
+ Stand and dock 2-in-1
+ Strong hinge
+ Works with laptops of various sizes, including tablets
+ Has padding at all the right places for cushion
+ 4K 60Hz HDMI output
- More USB-C ports would be nice
- Slight wobble with laptop display when typing

Availability

The TobenONE UDS031 is available from TobenONE online store and Amazon

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