ASUS to begin selling official Nexus 7 dock this month

Nexus 7 dock - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereOther than a few covers of varying colors and extra chargers, official ASUS Nexus 7 accessories have been fairly non-existent. That all changes now, however, as the ASUS Japan website has listed an official Nexus docking station that will go on sale in “early December.” The price is listed as 3,480 yen, which is just over $42 USD.

It looks like the official dock can only be used in landscape mode, which is an interesting decision, since Google and ASUS seem to have emphasized use of the tablet in portrait mode. It will obviously include a microUSB port for charging, along with a 3.5mm headphone jack for external speakers. It does not appear that it will include HDMI out or any other connectivity options, however.

Still, it’s nice to see that the almost half-year-old tablet is finally getting a somewhat useful accessory, and not just another cover. Hopefully, it will go on sale soon in the US Play Store, as well, preferably for under $40. And since I’ve been looking for a dock myself, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.

Will you be picking one of these up for yourself, as well?

[ASUS via Android Community]
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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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10 thoughts on “ASUS to begin selling official Nexus 7 dock this month

  • Avatar of Aaron Orquia
    December 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm
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    It is about time, I’ll be picking one of these up right away, especially if the price is around $40.

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  • Avatar of hisuwh
    December 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm
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    Hopefully we don’t have to wait this long for one for the nexus 10

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    • Avatar of John Freml
      December 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm
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      Is that what you decided to get after all? I’ve been wondering!

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  • Avatar of Bobby
    December 3, 2012 at 4:32 pm
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    I don’t own a nexus 7 but I’m wondering what is the benefit of this dock really? Does it simply make for more convenient charging or does it have other appeal? Is it the fact that it holds it upright on a counter top? Just curious. A family member is getting one for Xmas and I wonder if this dock adds value.

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    • Avatar of John Freml
      December 4, 2012 at 6:03 am
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      Pretty much everything we know about it is in the article above, but once it’s released we’ll be able to report more.

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    • Avatar of GeekWithFire
      December 4, 2012 at 6:24 am
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      From my vantage point (yea, very far away) the main benefit seems to be to take advantage of the pogo pins. This offers the benefit of charging without wearing out the micro usb and audio ports.

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  • Avatar of Nick
    December 3, 2012 at 10:47 pm
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    The charging port on mine is on the smaller side.. is it going to charge it with those (I forget the name) touch pins on the side? If so.. I want!

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  • Avatar of Samy Farrow
    December 4, 2012 at 7:26 am
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    Finally!! I’ve been propping my Nexus 7 against a TV for way too long. This would make a great Christmas present if it came out in time.

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  • Avatar of ed
    December 4, 2012 at 10:10 am
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    couldnt you use a hml adapter for the hdmi

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    • Avatar of John Freml
      December 4, 2012 at 10:39 am
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      Only if the dock is MHL compatible, and we don’t really know if it is yet

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