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Nexus 7 Dock Possibly Arriving in December

Briley Kenney
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Docking stations for mobile devices are quite popular. When you realize just what role they serve it certainly comes as no surprise that they are such high demand items.

Nexus 7 Docking Station

A docking station allows you to connect your smartphone or tablet in order to charge it and unlock additional functionality. For example, you can plug select smartphones into a dock to turn them into a digital picture frame while it’s connected.

Apparently, ASUS will be releasing a similar dock for the Nexus 7. The dock first made an appearance on the Japanese Asus site. Unfortunately, the product page doesn’t reveal much about the dock except for the fact that it has a 3.5mm audio output and a microUSB connector. The Nexus 7 will undoubtedly connect to the dock using the pogo pins.

Nexus 7 Dock by Itself

Of course, since the site is in Japanese the dock is listed for 3,480 yen, which is roughly $41 US dollars. The site also states that the dock will launch sometime in early December.

There’s no guarantee the Dock will make it to the states, or any other country for that matter. Then again, it doesn’t make sense to release an accessory for a flagship device only in Japan. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Nexus 7 owners: what do you think of the dock? Can you think of a practical use for it, other than to charge the tablet? Are you going to get one if it becomes available everywhere?

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  • Allan Schmidt Dec 1, 2012 Link

    If the Nexus 7 , which I love, was my only computer then yes I would get the dock if it becomes available at the price point mentioned. I certainly wouldn't purchase it solely to have a more convenient charger.
    I have the charger that came with the Nexus and have also purchased an in car holder (for GPS functionality) that came with a charger.

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  • William DeRosier Dec 2, 2012 Link

    Fasinating

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  • T Warren Dec 2, 2012 Link

    I would buy the docking station if it offered features in addition to charging. I would like the docking station to function as a clock, or have speakers, keyboard, etc. I would probably buy a docking station without the whistles and bells because I have several devices and my power strip is just so long.

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  • Kevin Sebesky Dec 5, 2012 Link

    Yes, I'd buy it, if for no other reason than it looks nicer than my Nexus 7 lying flat on the table connected to a USB cable. I would set my lock screen to display time/weather widgets and use it for a clock.

    Question for Allan Schmidt: where did you find an in-car bracket for the Nexus 7? I've looked all over and can't find anything. I'd like to use it for a GPS but it's not much use sliding around on the dashboard.

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  • wakkadoo Dec 10, 2012 Link

    would be great if dock included speakers and the ability to connect to hdmi. those 2 additional features would make me purchase it.

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  • John Nuttall Jan 30, 2013 Link

    I doubt it! It is already the end of January and it is crapware. The dock was promised at least six months ago and never appeared. Asus are SHIT at delivery - they always fail to deliver. I will NEVER buy another Asus piece of shit.

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