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j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389)

j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) [1] retails for S$199 on Hachi Tech [2].

j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Box Front [3]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Box Front
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Box Back [4]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Box Back
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Box Open [5]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Box Open
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Box [6]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Box
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Instructions [7]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Instructions
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Box Contents [8]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Box Contents

This is the first time I came across a modular dock. Five kits are included in the packaging that you can swap around. Each kit measures (W x H x D) 34 x 13 x 21 (mm) and weighs 11g.

j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - With 5 Kits [9]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – With 5 Kits

After storing the kits in the carrying case, you will not be able to see the label of the kit as it will be underneath it. I think that is a poor user experience. Also, I will not be using the carrying case as it is rather bulky. I wish j5create includes a carrying pouch instead.

j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Carrying Case [10]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Carrying Case
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Main Body - Top [11]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Main Body – Top
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Main Body - Bottom [12]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Main Body – Bottom

The main body itself has five ports. It measures (W x H x D) 34 x 13 x 98 (mm) and weighs 48g.

j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Main Body - Front [13]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Main Body – Front
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Main Body - Back [14]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Main Body – Back
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Main Body - Side [15]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Main Body – Side

The kit is attached to the main body via magnets, so not much effort is needed to swap it around.

j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Magnetic Connector [16]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Magnetic Connector
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - VGA Kit [17]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – VGA Kit
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Gigabit Ethernet Kit [18]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Gigabit Ethernet Kit
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Mini DisplayPort Kit [19]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Mini DisplayPort Kit
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - HDMI Kit [20]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – HDMI Kit
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - SD Card And microSD Kit [21]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – SD Card And microSD Kit

There are four ways you can use this modular dock.

j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - With Kit - Top [22]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – With Kit – Top
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - With Kit - Bottom [23]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – With Kit – Bottom
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - With Kit - Front [24]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – With Kit – Front
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - With Kit - Back [25]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – With Kit – Back
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - With Kit - Side [26]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – With Kit – Side
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - With Kit - Side [27]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – With Kit – Side
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - With Kit [28]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – With Kit
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Kit At The Bottom- Top [29]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Kit At The Bottom- Top
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Kit At The Bottom- Front [30]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Kit At The Bottom- Front
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Double Head - Top [31]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Double Head – Top
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Double Head - Front [32]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Double Head – Front
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Double Head - Side [33]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Double Head – Side

One thing I like about this modular design is that you can use each kit separately by plugging the USB-C connector on the kit directly to your laptop.

j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - With MacBook Pro 15 Inch [34]
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – With MacBook Pro 15 Inch

JCD389 allows you to connect to three monitors, provided your laptop’s graphics card can support it.

Unlike the j5create USB-C Triple Display Docking Station (JCD543) [35], this modular dock uses two USB-C ports to power three monitors and hence it doesn’t need USB Alternate Mode. This means that you do not need to install any drivers.