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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by partridge, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. partridge

    partridge Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So, the official Asus nexus 7 dock has been announced.

     



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  2. palmtree5

    palmtree5 Sunny Vacation Supporter!
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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
     
  3. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    Wow! may as well stick with a case/stand for what the dock gives you...
     
  4. Teknologic

    Teknologic Android Expert

    I think it's fair to say that, like the official case, this was not worth the wait :p
     
  5. jhsrennie

    jhsrennie Android Enthusiast

    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!
     
  6. sleezecheeze

    sleezecheeze Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  7. partridge

    partridge Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yay, it's been confirmed as
     
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  8. whs37

    whs37 Android Enthusiast

    And $40 in the US.
     
  9. sntaylor

    sntaylor Android Expert

    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!
     
  10. whs37

    whs37 Android Enthusiast

    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.
     
  11. bolski

    bolski Android Enthusiast

    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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  12. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

  13. Droitwichgas

    Droitwichgas Lurker

    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.
     
  14. whs37

    whs37 Android Enthusiast

    That is correct. Trouble is that I still would have to take it out of the sleeve.
     
  15. clutton86

    clutton86 Newbie

    With this dock would it be possible to charge (via Pogo socket) and use xbox pad with otg cable?
     
  16. sntaylor

    sntaylor Android Expert

    Can't See Why Not!

    So Long As Cables Are All LOng Enough For You Etc!
     
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  17. clutton86

    clutton86 Newbie

    I've just spotted the dock on asus website doesn't say anything about Pogo socket just micro usb
     
  18. Hoppy

    Hoppy Newbie

    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.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
     
  19. FTMatty

    FTMatty Newbie

    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.
     
  20. sparksd

    sparksd Well-Known Member

    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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  21. clutton86

    clutton86 Newbie

    Thanks for that I'll wait for a confirmation because if I can't I pretty much have no use fit it
     
  22. sparksd

    sparksd Well-Known Member

  23. whs37

    whs37 Android Enthusiast

    What a dull design. What bunch of morons dreamt that up.
     
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