Huawei MateDock for MateBook

Huawei MateDock for MateBook

MateDock

Build and Design Huawei MateDock ReviewMateDock with USB-C, Dual USB-A 3.0, and Ethernet PortsAt 2.9 x 1.3 x 6 inches and 11 ounces (0.7 pounds), this accessory is definitely something that needs a gear bag, backpack, briefcase, or purse to...

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Build and Design

Huawei MateDock Review
MateDock with USB-C, Dual USB-A 3.0, and Ethernet Ports

At 2.9 x 1.3 x 6 inches and 11 ounces (0.7 pounds), this accessory is definitely something that needs a gear bag, backpack, briefcase, or purse to carry around. Still, there are a lot of functions packed into it, so the size doesn’t seem unwarranted.

That said, there’s a real design flaw. Sticking out of one end is a short cable with a USB-C jack used to connect the MateDock to a tablet or laptop. This cable isn’t removable, and not only does it make the item longer than it needs to be, this cable gets absolutely no protection. Huawei should have used a USB-C port instead so a cable could be inserted or taken out as needed.
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On the same end as the cable is a USB Type-C port, so the computer this dock is connected to can be charging while other accessories are also being used. This is a feature the rival Dell USB-C to HDMI/VGA/Ethernet/USB 3.0 Adapter lacks.

Also on this end are two USB 3.0 ports so that a keyboard and mouse can be used simultaneously, or a regular flash drive can be plugged in.

An Ethernet port is also on this end of the MateDock, freeing the tablet or laptop from its dependence on wireless networks, and giving access to the secure Ethernet networks so many companies require.

Huawei MateDock Review
MateDock with HDMI and VGA Ports

On the opposite end of Huawei’s peripheral are HDMI and VGA ports. These can’t be used at the same time, so the user can connect to only one external monitor.

This product comes only in white plastic, and overall it seems solidly built. It didn’t flex or bend when we put it under stress, and we’d consider it quite robust if we weren’t worried about that protruding cable being damaged.