HP's new USB 2.0 Docking Station claims to let people use a convenient USB cable to quickly connect netbooks and notebooks, including the new HP Mini 2140.

The HP USB 2.0 Docking Station uses universal USB technology to pass through critical signals such as audio, LAN, peripheral connectivity and video images thanks to DisplayLink's USB graphics connection hardware and software.

The dock is described as perfect for notebooks that don't have an integrated docking connector; workers can just plug the dock into their computer’s USB port and a power outlet and get to work.

The HP docking station can connect to an additional display – enabling workers to expand their visual work space – without the need for graphics cards.

The dock has a built-in Ethernet connection and four USB connections that can permanently connect all devices, such as keyboards, audio recorders, drives, printers, mice or displays.