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Dock for Video, Keyboard, and Mouse

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Smartphone, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Smartphone

    Smartphone Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    My boys (ages 7 & 9) PC computers are old and dying fast. I have considered getting them laptops but we travel often. I got to thinking that they really do not really need a PC. My thought is to buy them both a monitor, keyboard, and mouse that hook to a dock to hook up to a Nexus 7. Does anyone know of such a dock or setup or way to hook this type of system up?

    Thanks.
     



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  2. jhsrennie

    jhsrennie Android Enthusiast

    I don't think there is any way to connect an external monitor to the N7.
     
  3. CrackBaby

    CrackBaby Android Enthusiast

    I don't mean to change your topic completely but you might be interested in the All winner A10, beaglebone, or raspberry pi, all of which can hook up to a monitor and will cost less than $100.

    Now, bringing this back to topic, there are rumors that Google will announce the dock next Thursday. I can't wait!!!
     
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  4. GalaxyNexus

    GalaxyNexus Android Enthusiast

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  5. Smartphone

    Smartphone Well-Known Member
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    Thank you for the information. I will keep my fingers crossed for the Nexus 7 doc on Thursday. Otherwise, I believe that I can have a solution in September with the Acer Iconia Tab A110. If my information is correct the HDMI and the ability to add a memory card is an advantage over the Nexus 7. I think that I would still prefer the 16 GB Nexus 7 though if they do indeed come out with the doc (jellybean and faster updates).
     
  6. CrackBaby

    CrackBaby Android Enthusiast

    Maybe a Nexus 7 is all they really need for now. Maybe the time for monitors, keyboards, and mouse has gone and had its heyday. I know what you mean about preferring the Google support and instant upgrades of the Nexus 7 over the Acer 110. Same here.

    Take a look at this video of someone connecting a raspberry pi to a TV and then mirroring an android phone to the TV without using any HDMI. Perhaps that could work for connecting a monitor or TV to the Nexus 7??? http://liliputing.com/2012/07/andro...re-raspberry-pi-turns-tv-android-display.html
     
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  7. CrackBaby

    CrackBaby Android Enthusiast

    When is the dock coming out?
    WHEN WHEN WHEN
     
  8. rootbrain

    rootbrain Android Enthusiast

    Get off the crack, Baby!

    Sorry couldn't resist :D

    But really, have patience, gonna give itself a stroke.

    Rootbrain
     
  9. CrackBaby

    CrackBaby Android Enthusiast

    HaHA!! :D you got me!! :eek:
     
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