POWAY, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Apricorn (http://www.apricorn.com), the leader in personal storage, today released Aegis NetDock ($189), an ultra-compact 3-in-1 USB Docking Station designed for netbooks, ultra-portable notebooks and tablet-style PCs. NetDock is the first of its kind to incorporate 500GB of storage, a dual layer DVD burner and 4-port USB Hub in a footprint barely the size of a stapler. Ideal for mobile professionals, students and those looking for a simple way to connect all of their mobile devices, Apricorn's NetDock instantly upgrades the netbook's capability to that of a full-sized notebook in a single USB connection.
With an eye-catching, candy-red enclosure, this slick-looking device is no wallflower. Allowing you to connect to up to four USB devices and featuring a built-in hard drive, the Aegis NetDock enables you to store your media collection in one location. The included synchronizing software is perfect for keeping users' data up-to-date between their netbook and NetDock.
The NetDock's optical drive is perfect for installing the latest software, playing games or watching a DVD. With its Dual Layer recording engine users can record up to 8.5GB of data per DVD, virtually doubling data storage capacity on a DVD recordable disc from the single layer recording capacity of 4.7 GBs.
Ideal for students working in cramped dorm rooms, the space-saving vertical stand gives the NetDock a tiny footprint, and acts as the perfect companion not only for a netbook, but also as a powered dock for any other USB devices. Included in the 4-port USB Hub are two ALWAYS ON USB ports, which are ideal for charging mobile phones and MP3 players.
"With so many mobile professionals and students using compact computers and netbooks, this product is a great accessory," said Mike McCandless, VP of Sales & Marketing at Apricorn. "Its tiny size, affordable price and bundled software easily enable NetDock to be a data center, backup site, or media center for multiple computers."
In addition, the Aegis NetDock's green, energy-efficient design incorporates an auto "ON" and "OFF" feature, automatically turning on when connected to a netbook, and powering the NetDock down when not in use.
The Aegis NetDock is available with or without a hard drive. The easy open enclosure enables users to add or change out the hard drive in a snap. The enclosure fits any 2.5", 9.5mm SATA hard drive. Included for use with the DVD burner are two leading CD/DVD software programs for burning and playing DVDs, synchronization software for keeping users' data up-to-date between the NetDock and their computer, a USB cable, AC Adapter and Quick Start Guide.
Availability and Pricing
Apricorn's Aegis NetDock is currently available for purchase at resellers throughout the U.S., Canada and online at http://www.apricorn.com
For more information on Aegis NetDock go to http://www.apricorn.com/netdock
With 500GB Hard Drive - $189
Without Hard Drive - $89
Apricorn, a leader in personal storage, offers a broad family of innovative, high-quality storage, backup and upgrade products for notebook and desktop applications. Apricorn was founded in 1983 and has developed numerous award-winning products under the Apricorn brand and has been an OEM supplier to a number of leading computer manufacturers. Apricorn is headquartered in Poway, California, and distributes products throughout North America and Canada. For additional information, please visit http://www.apricorn.com.