Toshiba has announced the availability in the States of its universal "dynadock" wireless U USB docking station.

The new dynadock will charge a laptop - sans-wires - as well as "act as a conduit" for add-on peripherals like external speakers, keyboard, mouse, monitor, router and other accessories to easily link with the laptop.

The dynadock can be set up to automatically connect to the laptop when within range and offers a one touch undock button ensuring all peripherals shut down properly when undocking.

The dock gets six USB 2.0 ports including two front "Sleep-and-Charge" USB ports that supply power to gadgets even if the PC is off.

Specs include an integrated digital audio card for 7.1 surround sound, an HD digital video card for connecting to an extra VGA or DVI monitor with up to 1680 x 1050 resolution and bi-directional audio support for webcams, microphones and USB speakers.

The dynadock wireless U is available now in the US for around $299.99.