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Old January 8th, 2013, 02:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So, the official Asus nexus 7 dock has been announced.

79!!!!!! Are they having a laugh? That's half the price of the bloody tablet!!

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Old January 8th, 2013, 03:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like the only features are power and the ability to connect to speakers...

Thanks but when it comes out stateside, I'll be keeping my money away from it
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Old January 8th, 2013, 06:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow! may as well stick with a case/stand for what the dock gives you...
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Old January 8th, 2013, 07:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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79!!!
Utter rip off.

Hopefully the Chinese will pill it to bits and start making cheaper alternatives very soon,
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Old January 8th, 2013, 12:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think it's fair to say that, like the official case, this was not worth the wait
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Old January 9th, 2013, 03:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Having seen the brutality with which my various N7 owning young relatives treat the USB socket I think buying the dock will be essential. Otherwise the USB socket is likely to have a short lifespan, and I doubt replacing it is easy or cheap!
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Old January 9th, 2013, 04:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I can charge it with my powerpoint and my speaker system connects right up so I can blast my music louder than no dock anyway (Not that I have music on my tablet, my phone is the iPod of choice).

I think this dock will be staying on the shelf in my situation.
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Yay, it's been confirmed as 25
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And $40 in the US.
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Any ideas on when it will be released?

Not sure if it is something I fancy or not. :-\

It could come in handy for watching films etc at work, but that would be only on quiet days occasionally :-(

Otherwise at home, standard charger is probably good enough for my uses!
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Release date was quoted as 1Q 2013. I would not use it because it is a pain to take the N7 out of my nice sleeve.
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My case provides more or less the same functionality at less than half the price ($16.99).

I can prop my N7 up to watch movies, type with my bluetooth keyboard, charge my N7 and hookup my headphones. All for a much cheaper price.

Now, if it had a way of providing an HDMI output, that would have been different. But, that's not possible since it has no way to push the video signal out to the dock.

Plus, this would require me to take my N7 out of it's case just to get the same functionality that my case provides me.

No thanks!.
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At 25 I may get one. I like to have films and shows on while I'm working and don't like cases - so this will stand the N7 up nicely.
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Think this one charges with the pogo socket so no need to plug in the USB socket every time it wants charging. So just need to pop it on the stand to charge.
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Think this one charges with the pogo socket so no need to plug in the USB socket every time it wants charging. So just need to pop it on the stand to charge.
That is correct. Trouble is that I still would have to take it out of the sleeve.
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With this dock would it be possible to charge (via Pogo socket) and use xbox pad with otg cable?
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With this dock would it be possible to charge (via Pogo socket) and use xbox pad with otg cable?
Can't See Why Not!

So Long As Cables Are All LOng Enough For You Etc!
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I've just spotted the dock on asus website doesn't say anything about Pogo socket just micro usb
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The micro USB is on the back the dock still has to be powered to use the pogo pins for charging, it just means your not plugging the micro USB into the N7 all the time.

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Some reviews I've seen from people who have used the new dock are pretty poor.
Questions surrounding the overall fit of the tablet into the dock and the stability once mounted.
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With this dock would it be possible to charge (via Pogo socket) and use xbox pad with otg cable?
What I have heard was that the N7's USB port is not usable when in the dock. I was interested in using the dock and an OTG cable for connecting a flash drive - watch movies from the drive while charging - but apparently that is not possible. I'd like to hear confirmation one way or another from an actual owner.
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What I have heard was that the N7's USB port is not usable when in the dock. I was interested in using the dock and an OTG cable for connecting a flash drive - watch movies from the drive while charging - but apparently that is not possible. I'd like to hear confirmation one way or another from an actual owner.
Thanks for that I'll wait for a confirmation because if I can't I pretty much have no use fit it
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From this thread over at xdadevelopers -

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1854640

It appears that if you connect an OTG cable while the N7 is in the dock then it will no longer be charging - the dock in effect becomes just a stand.
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From this thread over at xdadevelopers -

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1854640

It appears that if you connect an OTG cable while the N7 is in the dock then it will no longer be charging - the dock in effect becomes just a stand.
What a dull design. What bunch of morons dreamt that up.
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