Plugable Technologies PLUGABLE PRO8 WIN TABLET DOCK for $73.95 at Academic Superstore
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To solve the inability of the Dell Venue 8 Pro Windows tablet (and more) to charge and connect external USB devices at the same time, we created the Plugable Pro8 (UD-PRO8) docking station as a Kickstarter. Thanks to our backers, the project was successfully funded July 2014.</br></br>When connected to the Pro8 dock, the dock simulates the signal of the stock charger needed to trigger the tablets charging cycle and then enables USB host mode so devices can be used while the tablet continues charging.

  • The world's first all-in-one docking solution designed to charge select Windows tablets like the Dell Venue 8 Pro while connecting external USB devices at the same time. Turn your tablet into a full computer! As seen and successfully funded on Kickstarter, July 2014. Full list of compatible tablets and extensive FAQ answers available on our website:
  • Add an extra DVI, VGA, or HDMI display up to 1080p (DVI-to-VGA and DVI-to-HDMI adapters included, HDMI is video only), 10/100 Ethernet RJ-45, 3.5mm stereo headphone/speaker and mic jacks, and 4 USB 2.0 high-speed ports. Hot-plugging is fully supported, connect or disconnect tablet without needing to shut down.
  • Hassle-free solution with no complicated procedures or compromises to tablet charging rates. This is the ultimate all-in-one solution. The Pro8 dock's method of charging and supporting USB devices is only compatible with select Windows tablets: Dell Venue 8 Pro, HP Stream 7 / 8, Lenovo Miix 2 8", Nextbook 8.
  • Charges tablet at same rate, or faster, than stock tablet charger. The Pro8 will maintain charging for Dell Venue 8 Pro no matter the order USB cable is connected or power state tablet is in. If tablet is off, asleep, hibernated, rebooted, etc, dock will maintain charging and reconnect to USB devices. Hot-plugging is fully supported. (Other tablets may have minor limitations, see our compatibility chart.)
  • Not a standard USB OTG dock. Will not work for all Windows tablets. No support for Android, iOS, Linux/Unix. Please see our list of compatible tablets and FAQs on our website. We are continually testing and adding additional tablets. The Pro8 has a 1 year limited parts and labor warranty.