Product Manufacturer: JSAUX
Price: $69.99 RRP USD
Estimated Time With Gear: 70+ Hours
Where To Buy: JSAUX, Amazon
What Is It?: Pocket-sized USB-C Docking station with 10 unique inputs Model MP03
Compatible With: PC, Steam Deck, Laptop
JSAUX is at it again, revealing their newest piece of hardware for the portable enthusiast, the OmniCase 2, a 10 in 1 docking station. Simply put, the OmniCase 2 is a portable docking station with an additional storage solution, cabling, and adaptors built-in—an excellent solution for having a quick portable option ready to go.
Included in the pocket-sized shell is a removable lid; contained inside the lid is a bevy of solutions for connecting to devices, starting with a USB-C to USB-C cable measuring approximately 34cm long, a 90-degree adaptor, a USB-C to USB-A adaptor, a USB-C to Micro USB adaptor and finally a sim ejector tool. The dock and base of the case also feature additional slots, including 2 TF or Micro SD card slots, 3 SD card slots and 2 Sim slots. Fantastic for travellers, photographers, on the go gamers with devices like the Nintendo Switch or Steam Deck. The range of storage options is only the start.
In the Box:
OmniCase 2 USB-C 10 in 1 Storage Docking Station
USB-C to USB-C 3.2 cable
USB-C to USB micro-B adapter or USB-C to lightning adapter
USB-C Female to USB-A male adapter
90° female-to-male USB-C adapter
Ejector pin tool
The device’s primary use is a docking station featuring ten unique inputs with one simple and effective output option (see the specification sheet for the full rundown). Although this is a portable device, I conducted my testing around the home as I hadn’t been travelling much since receiving the device. Plus, I could test the OmniCase 2 on various devices. Starting with my laptop, which features the ability to charge using PD 100W, utilising the SlimQ 240W Charger, which features PD charging ports, I put the device to work. The setup was straightforward; using the USB-C cable in the box, I was connected straight to my laptop; with a spare USB-C and PD charger, the device was powered, and the laptop was receiving charge. Additionally, I now had the option to output to the monitor, I had a Full HD 1080p monitor on hand, and the display was up and running quickly. The images were clear, and there was no artifice.
Dimensions: 126(L)×26(W)×78(H) mm
Product Weight: About 188 g
Input: USB-C Female ×1, USB-C PD ×1
Output: USB-A3.0 ×2 – USB-A 3.0: Up to 5Gbps data transfer speed, 5V/1A power supply,
USB-A2.0 ×1 – Up to 480Mbps data transfer speed, 5V/1A power supply,
HDMI ×1 – Ready for 4K@60Hz, backward compatible with 2K@120Hz,
RJ45×1 – RJ45: Adaptive 10/100/1000M Ethernet,
SD×1 – Max read and write speed of 104Mbps, with simultaneous read and write,
TF×1 – Max read and write speed of 104Mbps, with simultaneous read and write,
3.5mm audio jack ×1 – 3.5mm female jack: 3.5mm Mic/Audio port
USB-C: Max transfer speed of 10 Gbps, compatible with USB 3.2 and Thunderbolt interfaces
PD: Up to 100W/5A PD
HDMI: Ready for 4K@60Hz, backward compatible with 2K@120Hz
USB-A 2.0: Up to 480Mbps data transfer speed, 5V/1A power supply
The next trial was my 2K monitor, using the single HDMI connector into the monitor and the USB-C to C cable to the laptop. The monitor connected and displayed my desktop with no problems. The PD charge pass-through worked while also allowing the display output, and I grabbed some of the micro and SD cards from around my place and a USB drive and plugged them all in. The OmniCase 2 handled the whole load, plus the addition of my wireless mouse and keyboard adaptors.
Moving the OmniCase 2 back to my main PC setup, I have been running it with my additional screen. Utilising an HDMI switch, the OmniCase 2 has been my primary input/output device when modding my Steam Deck. With the added docking station, it has been quickly adding to my workspace’s productivity. Although the need to remove the Mod Case stand to have it line up in the centre annoys me ever so slightly. The OmniCase functions as well as the 11-in-1 mod case attachment, I already own. The dock also worked with my iPad. However, I did have some charging issues when not using the 100W PD charger, which may have been from using the Steam Decks charger. The iPad could display images and sound to the screen while also working with USB and SD card devices and the keyboard and mouse, allowing me to use my iPad like a computer. The Steam Deck dock additionally fits my phone or iPad.
Overall, the OmniCase 2 is a handy tool for me, and it fits into a niche I didn’t know I had fallen into. JSAUX has also developed a Pro version aimed at laptop users, which is a 12-in-1. It adds HDMI and DP ports for running more screens. While additional ports are always great, the 1- in-1 worked sufficiently well for everything I utilise it for. While personally, I won’t benefit from the entire workings of the OmniCase 2, the functionality has made me rethink my portable options, and I can’t wait to do more travelling so that I can take it with me. The OmniCase 2 would be suited to various users; the storage of multiple cards and card types would see it function well with overseas travellers and photographers, and being pocket-sized and having a hard case means it would travel well in a pocket or a travel bag.
[Editors note: an earlier version of the review noted the desire for an iPhone/lightning charging adapter, which was confirmed to be available as an option after publishing.]