Monday, 07 October 2013 19:40

Wormhole Station - warping your ports together

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The small, thin and light mobile devices have one major downside. They fall short in terms of connectivity with cables. You are lucky if you get more than two USB-ports and a full-sized display port on your to days laptop or tablet. A company called j5create has a created a solution to solve problems of missing ports and connections you never thought of.

Sometimes you want to use more than just an USB mass storage. You might need a mouse or additional keyboard, an additional display or TV and some speakers and a microphone. Think about all this things connected to your notebook at the same time with only one cable. All you need is a free USB 3.0 port and the Ultra Station JUD500 from j5create.

At the IFA2013 we were able to take some pictures of the product. A long aluminum looking tube is providing all the ports you need to set up your workstation. The look is great and would perfectly fit on anyone's desk. The Stations come in different variants providing a different amount of ports and features.

UltraStation

With the JUD500 you get:

  • 2x USB 3.0 ports (one with additional charging capability) 
  • HDMI out (2048x1152) 
  • VGA out (2048x1152) 
  • Speaker-Out 
  • Microphone-In 
  • Ethernet 
  • USB 2.0 
  • Wormhole Switch

More than you might have thought of

The last named port really makes the j5create solutions something unique. You can connect different operating systems. Use a Mac and a PC to share the Mouse and Keyboard or even files. Connect you iPad or Android device if you like.

Because the stations come with a lot of ports you need to connect a additional power source. 4 Amps at 5 Volts are needed to get the ports powered up. And Yes, you need additional drivers to use some of the features like Wormhole Switch and USB to HDMI.

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Summed up you get port-hub with a lot of features. With the Wormhole technology you can control two devices even if they are running on a different operating system. In theory the j5create products seem perfect for anyone trying to get more productive with its non desktop device. We were not able to test the bridge to parallel universes by our self yet.
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