The best Chromebook docking stations can turn your laptop from on-the-go ready to comfortably cozy by plugging in a single USB-C cable. When you’re home and want to use a clicky mechanical keyboard, an ergonomic mouse, or add a secondary display, docking stations are here to keep things tidy and organized. While you could maybe get by with some tiny USB-C hub, the cables are usually too short and leave your desk cluttered, while docking stations help keep things connected while staying out of your way. If you need to get your Chromebook connected, these are the best docking stations.
Expand the versatility of your Chromebook with these docking stations
Plugable USB-C Mini Docking Station with 85W Charging
Keep it tidy
This compact docking station won’t take up much desk space, but it still has enough room for four USB-A peripherals, an HDMI monitor, Ethernet, and an audio jack for some speakers. It can also charge your Chromebook at full speed.
Baseus 16-in-1 USB-C Dock
Uni 12-in-1 Docking Station with Detachable Base
CalDigit USB-C HDMI Dock
Dell UltraSharp 27 USB-C Hub Monitor (U2722DE)
If you’re going to plug into a monitor anyway, why not combine the hub and monitor into one for a cleaner look at your desk? I’ve been using this monitor for months with my Chromebooks, plugging in three USB-A peripherals, Ethernet, and more.
Anker PowerExpand 9-in-1 USB-C PD Dock
The best Chromebook docking stations balance ports and portability
USB-C docking stations come in all shapes and sizes — especially once we get into the wonderful world of Thunderbolt docks meant for Macs — but unfortunately, since most docking stations are built for Mac/PC, Chromebook compatibility can be hit or miss.