I was able to find the docking station at Frys in Seattle. Odd because Microsoft told me they had none in store or in warehouse but Frys just got them in. For those unfamiliar with the docking station, it has 1 USB 3.0 port, 3 USB 2.0 ports a mini display port, an Ethernet port and 3.5 mm. outputs for headphones and audio. The DS seems to be well built. The SP2 plugs in easily by pulling the sides apart, placing the SP2 into the DS and then sliding the sides closed, thereby engaging the USB 3.0 port, mini display port and power connection. The process is extremely quick and the connection feels solid. Before buying the DS, I plugged the SP2's USB 3.0 port into a USB 3.0 powered hub which was daisy chained to a 2nd USB 3.0 powered hub and the monitor's built-in USB 2.0 hub. 4 USB 3.0 drives, a photo scanner, document scanner, monitor and USB audio device were plugged into the USB 3.0 hubs. A USB keyboard and an external DVD drive were plugged into the monitors built-in USB 2.0 hub. An NEC PA272W monitor at 2056 x 1440 resolution was plugged into the mini display port. I connected to the internet through Wifi getting download speeds of approximately 23 mb/s according to speedtest.net. Now I plug one of the USB 3.0 powered hubs into the DS's 3.0 port (where the 4 drives are connected), the other USB 3.0 hub into one of the DS's USB 2 ports (where the keyboard, speakers and DVD are connected) and the two scanners into the remaining USB 2.0 ports. I also take advantage of the LAN port on the DS which results is significantly improved download speeds as noted below. I noticed three significant improvements with the DS over my previous desktop configuration: 1. Hard drive transfer speeds have improved; 2. Wifi download speeds have improved, 53 mb/s according to speedtest.net vs 23 mb/s previously; and 3. Consistent on/off response. Previously occasionally the monitor or keyboard wouldn't power on properly. The USB and/or display port cable would have to be cycled. Now everything turns on properly from sleep, hibernation or restart. The only issue I discovered was for some reason the DS didn't like my monitor's USB 2.0 hub. When I plugged the monitor's USB 2.0 output into one of the DS's USB 2.0 inputs I was only able to power 5 of the 7 USB devices regardless of configuration. I would receive a USB resource error message. Unplugging the monitor and using the 2nd USB 3.0 hub fixed the problem. So far I am very happy with it. IMO the improved performance, cleaner installation and ease of connectivity (not that the previous connectivity was onerous) justifies the $199.00 cost.