This review is for this Samsung DeX Station hardware, and not for the DeX technology overall.To summarize, this DeX dock works as-advertised. As a long-time user of the Samsung Smart Dock, originally for my S4, then eventually for my Note 4 (with some minor surgery), I'm quite enamored with the DeX capabilities that this dock enables on my current Note 8. Unfortunately, most of the things I like pertain to DeX, itself, and not with this DeX Station. That said, it has some merits:ADVANTAGES+ CONNECTIVITY - The dock has enough ports, and of enough types, to do the things I plan to do with it. It's currently connected to my KVM switch by USB (keyboard/mouse) and HDMI (video), as well as my network switch (RJ-45). Everything works as-expected, and the desktop is fluid and clear at native resolution on my 2560 x 1440 monitor.+ POWER - It comes with a quality, Samsung fast charger ([email protected], [email protected]) as is typical for other Samsung devices. The package also includes a USB-A to USB-C cable to connect to the charger and dock, respectively.NEUTRALo FORM - I like the fact that this is a drop-in dock, rather than a cable-type connection. At the moment, I use the dock more for screen mirroring than for DeX, and it's nice to have the phone propped-up so I can see it. Although the rubber feet on the base of the dock stick to my desk pretty well, this dock pretty light. That's good for traveling, but makes it quite unstable when tapping the screen with my finger.o FAN - I haven't heard the fan come on yet, but it's nice to know that it's there, especially as the weather (and my non-air-conditioned office) is warming up.DISADVANTAGES- SPEED - The ports are abysmally slow. It's almost unbelievable that a dock that is supposed to transform your phone into a desktop only has 100 Mbps Ethernet and USB 2.0. I was hoping to drop my phone into the DeX station to sync videos, music, etc. but, for practical purposes, it's almost too slow to be used this way. For comparison, I tried transferring a 1.4 GB video from the phone to my computer using a few different connections, with starkly different results:DeX Station Ethernet: 6 MB/sDeX Station USB: 16 MB/sUSB cable directly between computer and phone: 84 MB/sRealistically, I'll have to plug the phone into the computer, or pull > mount the microSD card directly, in order to move large files. These technologies were state-of-the-art 15 years ago, but cripple the modern, flagship phone that I almost had to sell my first born to afford.- CONNECTION TO PHONE - As many reviewers have mentioned, you cannot connect your phone to the dock with most cases. I have a really thin TPU case that I'm actually thinking of replacing because it's so thin that I don't feel it offers enough protection. Even with that, I can't dock the phone unless I remove the case. As with the ancient ports, I don't know how this slipped through the design process.Samsung is definitely on the right track with DeX. Hopefully their DeX Station hardware will catch up with their DeX software at some point. At present, if you're looking for a DeX dock, I'd look at offerings from other vendors that mitigate the considerable limitations of this unit. It's a shame that I can't recommend this genuine Samsung product.