The Microsoft Display Dock is a great dock for the Surface Go

The Surface Go is a great devices for taking with you on the go but when it comes to ports there is just the one USB C port and a Surface expansion port. The Surface Dock is a great way of expanding a Surface but it is a premium device costing around £170.

Back when Microsoft launched the Lumia 950 and 950XL they also launched the Microsoft Display Dock (HD-500) designed to enable a desktop like experience from your phone by using it to connect up to a keyboard, mouse and monitor. While the concept was great it did not take off and my 950XL and the dock where gathering dust in the back of a draw.

With the Surface Go having USB C and the dock being USB C I have now have full docking station for my Surface Go. The dock comes with a USB C power supply and USB C cable so all I needed to do is to connect the dock to the Surface via the USB C cable and I can then plug into the dock a monitor (HDMI or DisplayPort) and three devices connected via full sized USB ports. The great thing about the USB C dock is that it also charges up the Surface Go.

Currently the Microsoft Display Dock is on sale on Amazon for £26, which is a bargain!

About the author Ian Dixon:
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.

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