Sony has followed Toshiba in launching a new docking station that offers user the chance to add another monitor to their desktop setup via a USB cable.

The new DisplayLink enabled Sony VAIO dock can be used with any monitor with an analog or DVI connector and a resolution up to 1600 x 1200.

Elsewhere on the device, the docking station will offer Ethernet, audio connections, four USB ports, headphone and microphone ports, and DC in.

The Sony VAIO dock supports Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, including support for the Windows Vista Aero interface.

The Sony VAIO Docking Station VGP-UPR1, to give it its full catchy name badge, is available now and retails for £139.