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Tuesday Poll: Interested in DROID Bionic Webtop Accessories?

When the Atrix 4G was introduced at CES in January, one of the major selling points was its built-in webtop docking capabilities.  The idea that your phone could essentially turn into and power a laptop, was pretty intriguing.  The pricing on the other hand, not so much.  With the release of the DROID Bionic, Motorola has introduced similar webtop accessories but, also has plans to throw in a new “Webtop Adapter” that is targeted at customers who want to experience webtop on the cheap.

We are just wondering if anyone is interested in this type of accessory at all?  Current signs point to the full LapDock as being priced at $299 with the HD Station and Adapter falling in somewhere below that.  You definitely have options – are you looking to jump on any?

Interested in a Bionic webtop accessory?

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  • Smacinskyjr

    Will the atrix laptop dock work with the Bionic?

    • David Guillot

      of course 🙂

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  • David Guillot

    The results are cruel to Motorola… They must think they have done excellent work inventing those accessories, but even enthusiasts don’t want them. That must be disappointing…

  • Anonymous

    that laptop dock is the most useless product. why would I want to carry around a laptop shaped device that requires me to plug my phone into to function, when I could just be using a real laptop instead?

    • petergrt

      Because it makes your laptop unnecessary  . . .

      • Anonymous

        No it doesn’t.  

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  • Anonymous

    multimedia dock- 29.99 + keyboard- 19.99 + 7″ display 75 max + plastic and glue 3.00 = $299 ??? An eepc is 300 and has the computer and modem built in!

    • Anonymous

      99$ and I will buy one. Costing as much as my transformer and you can fly a kite.

  • Kenny

    The lapdock is more of a cool idea than something that actually seems useful. I don’t see the point of carrying around a laptop-sized device that is not actually a laptop. But even if I did see the use, it seems dumb to pay such a premium for an accessory that will last you only as long as your phone — especially since we now see that smartphones have a shelf life of less than two years before you start feeling like they are slow and obsolete, and manufacturers clearly have no interest in making new devices backwards compatible with old accessories (witness all the new docks required for every new generation of Motorola phones). 

  • Anonymous

    I’ll get a lapdock when I can find one for $200 or less.

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  • Engmit2009

    Would love one, but 300 bucks. too much when I can get a laptop cheaper

  • Blacklobo

    You need to add a choice:
    – Not interested at that price.

    I was really geeked up for the LapDock when the Atrix came out, because they said it would be available on the Bionic.  However at $299 I have little to no interest in it.

  • Anonymous

    OFF TOPIC: Will the Xoom ever have a lapdock? obviously without a screen…has there ever been any word?

  • Anonymous

    Do you think DL is cranking out DB stories at a fast pace?
    () Hell yeah, I think he’s being paid my Moto
    () Yes, he is just passionate about Verizon/Droid/Moto
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    () No, no wait I mean yes

  • Mgpickup

    Is this phone global capable? ??

  • MonkeyJamboree

    I’m not at all interested in a Webtop accessory for the Bionic. I AM however wondering what happened to Motorola saying that they would be bringing this accessory to all of their high-end devices? Is the Droid 3 not considered high-end? It’s a pretty kicka$$ device, despite lack of 4G, yet has seen so little love since launch that it may as well not exist! It’s aggravating!!

  • JT

    Can’t believe this poll exists…must be a slow day. 

    What I really want is accurate info on the release date for this and the SCH-i515

  • Guest

    If you need to just do some light work or remote desktop this might be a good solution to avoid tethering fee’s. Using a Laptop or Netbook with tethering would at first seem like a better solution, but if you only do occasional work, perhaps remotely administering a server via remote desktop, Citrix but that would cost you $20/month in tethering fees.

  • Trooper

    More interested in the phone than the accessories.

  • Lord Feyr

    Honestly when I first heard about the atrix with the lapdock I thought it was an awesome concept but snice then my mind has changed. There are cheaper, more functional options out there! Many people were able to get the HP Touchpad for as low as $99 bucks. Throw a BT keyboard on and your set. You can also find new, or refurbished laptops that are more funtional for everyday use, especially when it comes to being able to run those office product suites and a laptop will give you a truly full web browsing experience.

    • petergrt

      When the phone is inserted into the LapDock, it fires up a FULL VERSION OF FIREFOX, with most of its plugins . . . . . My wife and I have the Atrixes, and find virtually no need for a laptop – its great, albeit the LapDock was very expensive – I payed $400 for ours.

  • Anonymous

    why consider it, once its rooted they won’t work for quite awhile

  • Ack! Every time there’s a new post, I’m hoping it’s something credible related to the Prime. 

  • Manicfof

    Really? A poll about Bionic Accessories.. WOW..

  • Adam

    The only thing I’m interested in right now is can I preorder the damn phone and when!

  • HP Touchpad at $99 is likely cheaper than the laptop-esque dock Moto will offer.  No reason to get both.

    • scott

      Let me know where you can find an HP touchpad for that cheap. Last time I checked they were all sold out of stores because they sold it at that price to get rid of their stock.

    • Anonymous

      HP lost about $200 on each of those sales.  They’re liquidating their limited stock, get a better argument.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if the laptop dock can be bought with the 25% corporate discount on accessories?

  • John

    PRIME please.

  • EC8CH

    Honestly I’m not interested in anything else until I know the status of Prime on Verizon.

    • Anonymous

      While I still eat before then, very few other things interest me either…

    • Anonymous

      While I still eat before then, very few other things interest me either…

    • Anonymous

      While I still eat before then, very few other things interest me either…

    • Sheesh…it used to be all posts about the Bionic were polluted about the GS2. Now it’s the Prime…

      • EC8CH

        We’ll see I guess…

        Looks like the Prime could end up being a GSII on steroids… 

        • He’s got a point about the Nexus S not being top of the line.

          • EC8CH

            sure, but the N1 was very ground breaking (first 1 gig processor etc), and who gives a $h!t about the the previous Nexus phones anyway, we’re talking about the Prime who’s leaked specs are very “top of the line”.

          • “who’s leaked specs” says everything.

          • EC8CH

            whatever… sorry buddy but the Prime will meet or exceed the Bionics specs.

          • Anonymous

            Really?  Last year’s tech?  Then that means the GS2 is also last year’s tech.

          • EC8CH

            Both the bionic and GSII feel a little like last year’s models.

          • Anonymous

            You do realize if rumors are true then the Prime will have a slightly upgraded version of the same processor as the Bionic as well as similar specs to it and the GS2 right?  They may feel like last year’s models to you but they are still the top of the line available.  I don’t understand this group think attitude that something coming months down the line is superior so everything else (including devices that aren’t even out yet) are outdated.  No shit.  There is always something better coming down the road.  If you want to wait that’s fine but this constant bashing of other products is extremely childish.

          • EC8CH

            I get your point, but both those phone have taken a long time to make it to market and that places them a bit behind the curve, especially with a new version of android coming. My original point is that is there’s any chance of a Nexus device making it to VZW, I’m going to wait and see if it pans out.

          • Anonymous

            That’s understandable, I’d like a Nexus just as much.

          • Alexander

            Goddamn you’re the most annoying fanboy. I understand you’re not interested in the Droid bionic/GSII, I understand you’re in love with the Nexus Prime, but do you have to spam it everywhere? This is a Droid Bionic post about the Droid Bionic webtop accessories and it doesn’t say shit about the Droid Prime…spamming your wanton desire for the device is not going to make it appear any faster than it already is.

          • EC8CH

            If seeing comments on the Prime are really that offensive to you, I suggest you stop reading android blogs, especially this one,  until sometime after Thanksgiving.  There is a  large portion of the community that have been waiting for a phone like the Prime to be available on Verizon since the OGD was released.

            A lot of people are in a holding pattern on buying devices and accessories until the specifics of the Prime on Verizon are laid out. That was my point and it’s a valid one.

          • Blood

            Also with ICS.

        • loool @ this.

  • docking

    I want the lapdock, as long as it will have full “computer” capabilities.  Otherwise the adapters may be the way to go. (hooking up hdmi for netflix purposes.  Cost – Cost – Cost!

  • John

    $299 fail.. can buy a more powerful laptop for less 2nd hand

    • hkklife

      Agreed. Didn’t Wal-Mart have Acer Win 7 starter netbooks for $199 last year at Black Friday?  I can regularly pick up a new netbook for $250 or a nice used real laptop for $250 to $300.   $200 max price with NO tethering requirement would be what it would take me to consider the lapdock. 

      Now, I would definitely get the HD dock or the webtop adapter if the price is right and I had a need for it. I carry a spare micro HDMI cable in my travel bag “just in case” so I don’t know if I could justify carrying more stuff around.

      Recently we were setting up some new desks at work and there was a spare monitor (with HDMI port) sitting there unused. I plugged my DX2 into the monitor and killed some time showing off a few Tegra 2 games + full mirroring on the big screen, so there is definitely potential for this sort of stuff, it’s more a question of how often you’ll use it relative to the purchase price for all of these add-ons.

    • Anonymous

      Amazing how these accessories, esp. the latop dock, fell from “OMG game-changer!!” at CES to “gimmick” after the Atrix released. 

  • MJZ

    I will be getting the HD Station. Saw it in action last week and it’s awesome!

    • Trooper

      Where did you see this?

      • Dreams.

      • MJZ

        Radio Shack Business Summit in Dallas. Had a good deal of hands on time with the Bionic and one of the first demos they did before letting us play was via the HD Station. It’s a GREAT accessory if you’re the type that wants to use your phone on your TV or even a computer monitor. 

  • T Hall

    Pricing will be a huge deciding factor, as well as initial reviews.  As mentioned before if they don’t require a tethering plan I will probably purchase the Lapdock and sell my Xoom – because I really only use that for the net anyways.

  • Mctypething

    So, in order to experience the full capabilities of this phone, we’re supposed to spend upwards of $600? Wow, that’s it?

  • Jason Purp

    Interested in DROID Bionic?
    Yes [No]

    • Earleepa


  • Anonymous

    Waiting on reviews, feature sets, and prices. Laptop dock is the only one worthwhile for my father (I’m getting myself the Nexus 3) assuming it doesn’t cost the $400 or whatever they were asking for with the ATRIX.

  • Hicks887

    would be very interested if not so OVER PRICED