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HowTo SP4 DIY VESA-mounted docking station v2

surfdock

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Finally got around to posting my DIY to build the new VESA mounted 3-in-1 dock that fits both the SP3 and SP4. Preserve your Microsoft dock warranty and build an ergonomic workstation with just a few dollars worth of plastic and nuts and bolts:

Surface Pro 4 / Surface Pro 3 – DIY VESA-mounted docking station v2

I built a few more of these and am selling them in kit form at-cost to support the community. I know a lot of people just don't have access to tools like 3D-printers and I'd hate that to be a barrier to folks being able to use their Surface the way they want to. PM me if you'd like to get a kit.


Parts:
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You place the Surface Connect dock cable into the docking cradle so you can just drop the tablet in without haven't to worry about aligning cables manually:
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Works with any VESA mount even this $20 one from MonoPrice/Amazon:
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Enjoy!
 
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hughlle

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Nice work surfdock! I do wish MS would find a way of developing a kickstand that could work in both orientations.
 
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surfdock

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Nice work surfdock! I do wish MS would find a way of developing a kickstand that could work in both orientations.

Thanks! A few folks have contacted me about these kits so I'm happy to announce that I'm making them available at-cost for the community. Just PM me for details.
 

cricket1001

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Thanks! A few folks have contacted me about these kits so I'm happy to announce that I'm making them available at-cost for the community. Just PM me for details.

I'm new to tap-a-talk and I don't see how I can follow a thread. I have an old dock for my SP3 so I can't use this device you make. But whenever I do upgrade I want to come back to this thread to get the device.
Btw, I opened your link about your device and replied to it. But I don't see the reply here in the thread. Did you get my reply with questions about the monitor holder (still can't think of correct word) you show in pics?


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surfdock

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I'm new to tap-a-talk and I don't see how I can follow a thread. I have an old dock for my SP3 so I can't use this device you make. But whenever I do upgrade I want to come back to this thread to get the device.
Btw, I opened your link about your device and replied to it. But I don't see the reply here in the thread. Did you get my reply with questions about the monitor holder (still can't think of correct word) you show in pics?

Hi Cricket1001,

I replied on the other thread. We also did a conversion for the old clamp-dock but its fairly complex.
 
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