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Everything a geek needs
While I wasn't really in the market for a new dock, the SD card slot was THE KILLER FEATURE! I just could resist. I had a card reader plugged into my machine, but I wanted it out of sight, so it was hard to get to. That was solved with the ICY Box. It is conveniently located on the side which makes it easy to reach. The numerous ports are perfect for my arrangement, as well. I have it daisy chained with the old dock,. so I have even more options (I may remove the old one if I don't use all the slots up anytime soon, but no reason to mess with it now).
Those are minor complaints, but the one thing that give me some concern is how hot this device runs. It is significantly hotter than either of my old docks. That may not matter in the long run, but I am a bit concerned about it.