Century Netbook Stand: Almost A Docking Station

Century Netbook Stand: Almost A Docking Station

Well, what have we here? No, really -- what in the world is this? Japanese site Akihabara News.com has images of a completely intriguing new netbook accessory, a little something called the -- wait for it -- Netbook Stand. Designed by Century, this all-in-one device appears to be a netbook stand, cooling station and expansion dock, all in one convenient unit.



Basically, this looks to add a DVD writer, an additional hard drive and a few more USB ports to your stripped down netbook, but we're a little confused as to how it actually connects. We're guessing the whole thing syncs up via USB 2.0, but that's sure shoving a lot of data through a relatively small pipe. At any rate, we sure love the idea here, and frankly, we're amazed it has taken this long to see some sort of netbook-centric docking station.


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I like it! Very useful! Is that speaker or a fan there next to the hdd? Looks like 2 USB ports and a mini USB or iLink(firewire) port? And a switch to turn it on and off? Or maybe it's bluetooth based? That would be cool.. but slow.

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If people don't mind lugging this around, and want/need its features... why shouldn't they just buy a laptop instead?

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I don't see people lugging this around tho... just like you wouldn't lug around a docking station. I would Imagine this would stay stationary and be used only when neccessary.

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True. Some people could use it that way, but the inclusion of a harddrive and analysis of probable scenarios tells me that users are going to fill it with data and want it everywhere.

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Well if that's the case, it's not much different from having an external hard drive. :-P

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True... so why not buy a system with better specs instead of lugging the drive around?

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