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Galaxy Nexus LTE Landscape Dock with 3-Pin Connector Appears at Samsung Site?

After looking around the Samsung accessory site, we have stumbled upon a 3-pin landscape dock for the i515 (US version) Galaxy Nexus. Previously, we had not known whether or not the US would be lucky enough to see a horizontal 3-pin dock like this, but it looks like we’re getting closer to being in luck. The unit goes for about $90 and is listed as “Out of Stock.” We will get a hold of Samsung to find out what the deal is. Also, you can “backorder” it now which will at least set you up to receive notification when it becomes available. 

Who here has been waiting too long for this dock or any Nexus dock for that matter?

Via: Samsung Accessories

  • vitriolix

    Jesus, F U Samsung.  $90 for a glorified piece of plastic is ridiculous.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/sbaklor Seth Baklor

      It also has a Bluetooth receiver and generates audio. Not worth more than $50-$60 (which it will probably sell for realistically), but not just a piece of plastic…

  • jdevore

    I have been! No way I’m buying one for $90.00 tho……

  • http://twitter.com/BlackTaxi2d Henry S

    LINE OUT ?!?!?! YESSSS

    ZOMG ANDROID FINALY !!!!

    now make it $30 and we’ll call it a deal :)

  • Butters619

    Hahahaha I want to go back to comment when I said “Watch when it comes out it’s going to like $100 for basic functionality” and it is! No offense to anyone

  • ddevito

    That’s a lot of cheddar for a dock. 

  • thefullritz

    Redunculous!! Not buying for $90.  Already bought the dock with the extra battery charger for home.  I can charge the phone and an external battery at the same time.

  • EC8CH

    It would be nice to hear officially from Samsung if this dock will fit the i515 with the extended battery.

    • NemaCystX

      judging from the indent on the back thats cut out for a bevel where the extended battery cover bulges out like a rounded bubble, i would have to say it does

      • EC8CH

        good call, thanks

  • GawkerRedesignSucks

    90 bucks for a charger!?!  C’mon now Samsung!

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    GIMME!!!!!!!!!

  • MrSteve920

    I waited two months to pay $90 for a plastic holder. Screw that.

  • CivilDroid

    Out of stock??? Did they start with 7? 

  • socrates_johnson

    Do you guys know anything about docking and “Ubuntu on Android?” I guess we’ll just have to wait?

  • http://twitter.com/litobirdy litobirdy

    If it worked with the barely there case, that’d be nice,but i doubt it, Also makes me think why even have the hole in cases when pogo just have to make contact and not CONNECT, any case will have a gap so pogo is useless with case on.

  • Skyskioc

    and I need this because ?

    • http://www.facebook.com/sbaklor Seth Baklor

      Instant drop and charge. Easy pick up first thing in the morning.
      It’s really hard to go back after using it for a while.

      • http://profiles.google.com/morganfboyle morgan boyle

        if you ask me its better around an office where you are getting up and returning and bringing your phone with you all the time.  and your micro-usb is only rated for around 
        10,000 connect-disconnect cycles.  so….. ya know.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sbaklor Seth Baklor

    Surf their site (and HTCs and Moto’s etc etc). Everything is marked up from real world pricing.
    Expect it to fall closer to $50-60 once available. Expensive, but I’m willing at that point.

    And don’t expect it to have HDMI or USB. That’s counter intuitive to POGO pins. It will only charge and have a audio out via bluetooth. If you had a Nexus One, you’ll know how nice this is day-to-day.

  • sylent101

    Screw that just get a case with a kickstand

  • Evelyn Woods

    I’m surprised no one has a problem with the price.

    • inzandity

      I do! 90 is ridiculous seeing as I paid 7 bucks (on eBay, but who cares) for my Blackberry dock that does the exact same thing. I have a hard time justifying one for 50 even with my 25% on vzw accessories. This is just ridiculous… 

      • http://www.hammertechnologies.net/ Chase Johnson

        My dock came with my phone (Droid 2-R2D2). As it should, I believe, for all phones.

        • r0lct

          So someone did buy one of those! :P

          • http://www.hammertechnologies.net/ Chase Johnson

            yeah, I couldnt pass on a Droid looking like a Droid, plus it was $40 cheaper than the normal Droid2 lol

  • EC8CH

    I will buy this.

    I’m sure it will be cheaper through 3rd party vendors, probably around $50, still expensive but worth it to me.

    • mustbepbs

      I hope you’re being sarcastic. How on earth is this worth it to you?

      • EC8CH

        My G-Nex is my office phone.  With this I can just grab my phone when I need to get up from my desk instead of having to unplug the charger and headphones.

        Loved the landscape dock on my OGD, this is even better with pogo pins for charging instead of using the usb port, and the dock has a 3.5mm jack so my headphones can stay plugged into the dock.  Perfect fit for how I use my phone.

        • mustbepbs

          Ah good point on the headphone jack. All of the current Chinese knock-offs don’t have this option. I suppose it’s worth it to you then, even if it is 90 bucks :P

  • chudilo

    $90 for a piece of plastic with a 3 contacts and a micro-usb female connector? I don’t think so. It better have an HDMI out. (and even then it would be too expensive) this isn’t an iphone. Scams like that will not be tolerated with an android device. I think someone misheard nineteen as ninety when typed the price in.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      The three pin connector can’t handle HDMI out.

      • ERIFNOMI

        You sure about that?

        EDIT:Wait, the HDMI dock is the portrait dock (MHL connector). I just want the damn car mount.

  • CompCrash

    It better fit the extended battery too. But for $90 I won’t be buying one.

  • Frogskins

    Some scrap wood, some pogo pins, a USB cable, a drill, good eyes and a cold beer. You can throw one together in less than an hour for pennies…

    • Todd Lower

      Make me one please!  

  • David Hussey

    The $90 is msrp, chances are it’ll never sell for that full price, retailers will most likely have discounts applied.

  • SH

    About time! Not for $90 tho.

  • Nmiltner

    How about the car dock?

  • xformulax

    for $90 it better include hdmi output, and a keyboard/mouse combo.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mpollzzie Matt Pollzzie

    Called Samsung Accessory Support and the Sales Associate said that they are hoping to have the above dock and the vehicle dock within the next ten days.  Fingers crossed! Hopefully Amazon.com will have them for cheaper.

    • NemaCystX

      I doubt its the pogo pin vehicle dock though as Samsung already released the one for LTE, its the GSM version that keeps getting delayed. Although, there’s an interesting mod that someone turned the LTE dock into a working pogo pin charging dock. It takes a good bit of effort though.

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1493797 

  • Jim

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

    $90 and no hdmi out capabilities?  Unless there was some sort of webstop stuff to go along with this, I think I’ll pass.

  • geta2j

    Still waiting…. for a car dock. :-

    • ckeegan

      I seriously hope someone at Samsung realizes that their time/money would be better spent getting a car dock with pogos to market.  They would probably sell them 20 to 1 over this dock.

      • http://twitter.com/bradenmcg Braden McGrath

        Not everyone has a car, or uses their phone as a nav device in said car.  OTOH, pretty much everybody has to set their phone down to charge at some point.  

        I want one of these because I’m sick of banging up the bottom of the phone trying to plug in my charger cable at night without waking up my wife with a light.  

        Don’t get me wrong, I’d like a pogo-equipped car dock as well, but chances are it will be suction-based which I don’t want (something compatible with a ball & socket or AMPS-style adapter would be better, so it can attach to a ProClip/Brodit mount).

        • ckeegan

          I understand your logic, but at least you have an option right now. It’s A LOT easier to place the phone in on a night stand or dresser than it is to put it somewhere in a car where it’s secure and won’t get damaged, other than your pocket.

          I don’t use my phone for nav, as my car has it built-in. I use my car for business, and the ability to charge and listen to music through a car dock would be excellent. Since my previous mount isn’t wide enough to accommodate the Gnex, I currently slide the phone between my leg and the seat with the 3.5mm plugged in.

        • https://plus.google.com/115081267187799351846?rel=me Michael Hart

          Get a Ghost Armor case, which makes scratching the bottom much harder.

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      • ABerry5

        Oh my GOD do we nees a pogo car dock damnit sammy this is getting horrific… im tearing my phone up trying to charge in the car dock not to mention how big of a hassle ot is to remove it from the dock once it is in… why the hell cant they make this? Youd think theyd want money

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  • SecurityNick

    I just want the freakin car dock!

  • http://twitter.com/BucUte Neil Rasmuson

    Not for $90. No way.

  • Firelight

    W A N T.

    (but not for $90)

  • Justin Hollender

    This thing doesn’t even offer HDMI out? Boooo!

    • bakdroid

      It actually makes sense, there is no way 3 pins can support HDMI.  Hell the voltage, ref, and handshake take up more pins then 3 and that doesn’t even include the data lines.

  • http://twitter.com/tgwaste tgwaste

    Desktop Dock?  Once again Samsung screws us.  No where in that description does it reference syncing.  This is nothing more than a VERY expensive charger.   Cant wait to leave samsung.
     

    • bakdroid

      What were you expecting?

      • http://twitter.com/tgwaste tgwaste

         I don’t know.  This is my first (and last) Samsung device.  I guess I shouldn’t expect much at all from them.

        • Migamix

          first and last … why? because it not not just as easy to get a one size fits all (including the Siedio battery) clamp dock from best buy, that can even be used as a desk dock. really, you want to dump your Samsung because of this… sounds like you my friend want an apple, with its 7823487 different variations of way too expensive docks and mounts. me on the other hand, will enjoy making my own personal docks out of legos, and if i think ill need those pin contacts for some sort of charging. ill make them…why not go get that locked up Moto device, or wait 2 months and get their next device, or maybe even a month later for their next device… (i hear the razr screen spiders very easy. enjoy)

          trollin trollin trollin, keep them forums trollin.

        • Gr8Ray

           With excellent feedback like that, I can’t imagine why they haven’t met all your expectations!

    • r0lct

      It’s not going to sell for 90 or even near that most likely

  • Dana Pagliarulo

    I just hope it supports the official extended battery.

    • EC8CH

      Some type of confirmation on this would be nice.

      I have held off on getting the extended battery until I know if it will work with this dock or not.

  • http://twitter.com/CeMo479 Cesar Morales

    I’ve been eyeing this since January: http://www.mobilecityonline.com/wireless/store/productdetail.asp?productid=29062

    I guess it’s the same thing?

    • Abbie Rosario

      Using with extended battery? Verizon GNEX?

    • Guest

      Good find at $49.  Has separate microUSB, HDMI & stereo audio ports!
      Looks the same to me – avail in March.

      • http://www.facebook.com/sbaklor Seth Baklor

        No HDMI – that’s impossible with POGO pins

      • NemaCystX

        Its not though, its the wrong photo, the description is for the Portrait HDMI dock plus the model number matches the one for the Portrait dock

  • http://boardsandbrews.wordpress.com Enzy

    I would pay any amount to have this as a car dock.

    • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

      duck tape.

      • mj

        I think you mean duct tape.

        • Nysysiphus
          • Thrimidge

             it’s duct tape, Duck Tape is a brand

          • thefullritz

            dufus…duct tape, used originally for installing duct work….

          • http://twitter.com/bradenmcg Braden McGrath

            Actually, smart HVAC installers never use duct tape for duct work, as it sucks for that purpose. The adhesive dies when heated and cooled repeatedly and it falls off.  Good HVAC guys will use aluminum foil tape instead.

          • Gr8Ray

            You might want to read up on Gaffer’s Tape.  Only use that stuff on ducts if you want to redo the job in few months.

          • http://twitter.com/savagejeep Chris S

            ‘Originally’ 

          • http://twitter.com/FactsSchmacts Facts Schmacts

            Duck tape…originally used to waterproof ammo cans in WWII, before it was a brand name.  It was made from cotton duck (or canvas) cloth.  William Safire studied the etymology of the term.  His work is good enough for me.

          • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

            Actually it was originally used by the military to seal ammunition cases and should never be used on HVAC systems.  Seriously people, does no one know how to use Google or Wikipedia?

            EDIT: Yes, I see now that a few people have already said this, but I don’t care, I’m saying it too.  ;)

        • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir
      • fartbubbler

        quack.

        • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

          meow.

  • scotty

    $90?  WTF?

  • strows

    Way not worth $90.00

  • Bigsike

    I’ll just be mounting this to my dash board since they have no car dock.

  • Dana Pagliarulo

    Me me me me me!!! I had seen this dock before on the Samsung site….but hopefully the new addition of the Dock setting in ICS 4.0.4 is another sign that we are on the verge of Galaxy Nexus DOCKING BLISS!!!

  • http://twitter.com/jpsutton Jared Sutton

    Doesn’t show out of stock here, but I’m not dropping $90 for this thing.

  • http://twitter.com/mister_wildrick Blaine Evan Wildrick

    holy crap, it is about time. this needs to drop soon!

  • Jer122

    $89.99 REALLY??? For a dock??

    WAYYY too much for me to pay for a dock considering I will probably upgrade in the next year to something newer/better/faster!

    • https://plus.google.com/114483312559013915960/ Timoh

      Not buying it for $90 period. That’s insane.

      • mjmedstarved

        Me neither; I’ll wait for a Chinese knock-off. 

      • Just one guy’s observation…

        Just for fun: let’s compare this with, say…..cocaine.

        This dock probably costs about about $2 to make (plastic, circuit board, assembly – and I bet that’s on the high side).   Retail markup (if this $90 is true) = 45x.

        Processed cocaine can be had for $2 a gram in Colombia.  In the U.S., about $90.   Huh….45x.

        Look Samsung, I love the Nexus, but do you really have to donkey punch us all in the balls for this dock?   Have a think and get back to us, but just know that if you try to pull this garbage we tech-saavy heathens are gonna go ape….

        • Dealer

          your paying 90 bucks a gram???? sucker hahaha

        • IanKellogg

          As someone building my own pogo dock I can tell you right now there is about $20 or more worth of parts in there. The pogo pins alone are more than $5 maybe a bit less but they aren’t cheap. Also this dock has a Bluetooth module and audio amp circuit. This is not just a charging dock.

          • https://plus.google.com/115081267187799351846?rel=me Michael Hart

            And yet, a charging dock is all I want.

          • JohnPA2006

            I hear ya, but how is it Motorola has put out smart docks for their phones with abilities just like this dock and they’re not 90$
            they start around 50 and end up 25$ on occasional deals. Samsung will wake up eventually.

          • IanKellogg

            Because the Motorola dock doesn’t have any real active electronics. All it is is a USB charger and a mini HDMI to HDMI cable. The Samsung dock has pogo pins which isn’t a cheap part and the biggest cost is the audio circuitry. This dock for $90 because there is a Bluetooth receiver and an audio decoder and an audio amplifier. It just isn’t a simple dock like other devices. Also I forgot to mention that the data pin on the nexus isn’t a simple voltage sense it is some kind of serial interface.

          • JohnPA2006

            So 90$ for something I just plugged into a dock.
            that cost almost half the price of the phone.(on contract)
            If its docked it doesnt need anything else, bluetooth compresses the audio and makes it sound tinny anyway. I can take a 3.5mm jack and plug most docks into an aux-in on any stereo.
            for 1/3rd the price.
            Samsung may have packed this dock with expensive electronics, I believe you about that, but except for the select few rich people out there, most people with a half of a brain will not spend 90$ on a dock. 20, 30 40$ maybe, but not $90.
            (this is just my opinion, I mean no disrespect with my comments) Thank you

    • http://www.thinkgeeks4u.com Hiral Patel

      This maybe a Samsung #fail on the dock

      • Jnmigr

        Motorola HD dock is $99.99. But it come with a crap control and add the web top functions.

        • Nexus123

          Why don’t they ever add speakers to the docks? How long till I get a dock with good speakers better than the phone’s??

    • BDFio

      $90 to get the exact same ports already on my phone?

    • JohnPA2006

      for this much they could at least add an Apple logo to it.
      jeez !! (im being totally sarcastic) since any apple accessory is instantly 89$ or higher even for junky speaker docks.

    • Bristecom

      It doesn’t even include an MHL HDMI cable!

  • htowngtr

    $90?!? WOW

  • http://twitter.com/chairthrower Mike Richichi

    $90?  Really?

  • Recsu1

    Please don’t, I have been hurt before…

  • bakdroid

    Finally the Gnex people can shut up about their stupid 3 pin dock that they have been crying about since they bought their phones….

    Edit: Oh now people are bitching about the price. Bunch of whiny little kids on here!

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      Hey, relax dude lol

      • bakdroid

        Sorry Tim, everyone wants everything for nothing anymore and it is bullcrap.  It is a damn phone, be happy that you don’t live in Rwanda and are running from people trying to kill you!

        • Bigsike

          Whoa! you are like trapped in a bad nightmare.

          • bakdroid

            Its called work…lol

          • fartbubbler

            dang that’s funny!  

            cuz my job sucks too.

        • https://plus.google.com/114483312559013915960/ Timoh

          $90 for at most $5 worth of equipment and labor = something for nothing mentality.

          I do understand the other half of that. I’m going back to Haiti in a couple weeks to help people.

          That price is pure fleecing.

          • bakdroid

            Anything that comes from China (which is everything) is like this.  You really think that GNex is actually worth $650 retail or even $200 on contract?

          • https://plus.google.com/114483312559013915960/ Timoh

            i think the breakdown on most phones is around $250 isnt it? i dont remember. the fact that this is basically just a fancy charger is what makes it more ridiculous.

          • bakdroid

            $90 is ridiculous for a charging dock.  But if you want it….you have to pay for it.

          • http://twitter.com/Chasemanhattan3 Chase Chick

            I can want it, but that doesn’t mean I have to pay….and I won’t.

          • bakdroid

            NO DOCK FOR YOU!  COME BACK ONE YEAR!

          • Erikjdurwoodii

            or…

            http://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=galaxy+nexus+dock&sa=Search 

            print one!  

            But in all seriousness, the time is coming where a home 3d printer will satisfy most of your “plastic crap” needs.  

          • https://plus.google.com/114483312559013915960/ Timoh

            If someone gave me a .stl file I could mill one of out wax, plastic, or tetragonal zirconia at work.

        • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

          The Rwandan genocide was awful and his little to do with this situation. Plus, their country has made a lot of progress since then thanks to many humanitarian missions. 

          I can understand your frustration though. Sometimes, people take these phones a little too seriously :)

    • Bigsike

      And go back to waiting for ICS on whatever phone you have.

      • bakdroid

        At least mine will have facebook integration. 

        • Bigsike

          FB? yikes! move it on over to G+ so much better.

          • bakdroid

            People outside of android actually know what G+ is?

          • Tb110895

            Actually yes. Over 100 of my family/friends have G+ and only five have android phones. Its much better than fb

        • http://twitter.com/GRZLA Grizzly Atoms

          That is a feature you need? I have it on my Galaxy Nexus but don’t use it.

          • bakdroid

            Um, no.  Stock ICS does not support FB syncing.

          • http://twitter.com/JoshFischer81 Joshu Fischer

            Who said anything about stock ICS?  Grizzly just said he had it on his Nexus.  And I’m with Tb110895, moved on to Google+, so much better.

          • bakdroid

            Obviously you did not read.  The original comment was about ICS.  I don’t care what Grizzly has on his Nexus, anyone with stock ICS cannot integrate with FB.

          • http://twitter.com/GRZLA Grizzly Atoms

            For someone who was telling other people to stop complaining you sound like a female. Quit bitching.

          • ERIFNOMI

            It’s a Facebook problem. I don’t use Facebook, but I believe some ROMs have a work around. hell, the one I’m using might have it, I just couldn’t care less.

          • bakdroid

            Um, no.  It is a Facebook and Google can’t get along problem.  Google stripped out the integration functionality from ICS.  The OEMs will put it back in when they skin it.

          • kidtronic

            ICS  now + non stock FB syncing  Vs ICS in 3 months + stock FB syncing. Tough call. 

          • bakdroid

            Yes cause beta testing really pays off.  Why don’t you ask everyone that has Honeycomb.  BTW, how is official 4.0.3 treating you….oh wait

        • CORYK333

          Wow, Facebook was your response??? Must be sooo cool to know if Chad & Trevor are going to that slammin’ frat party on Friday, or if Jamie just broke up with her BF, sad face…….

    • http://twitter.com/GRZLA Grizzly Atoms

      Finally cynical assholes can complain about people finally getting a dock for their device that was clearly designed to have one. 

      PS: Go fall into a volcano.

      Yours Truly,
      Earth

      • bakdroid

        Last time I checked VZW already had a dock for the device.

        • http://twitter.com/GRZLA Grizzly Atoms

          They have a plastic holster for a car, this is a 3 pin dock. It is the only accessory that uses the phones 3 pins, without it the 3 pins on the phone are useless. 

          PS: Get back to work instead of wasting your employers money.

          • bakdroid

            Um, no.  They have a portrait dock that actually outputs HDMI and microUSB.  All the 3 pins are for is to charge.  Pretty crappy design.

            Perhaps you should be concerned for your own job, especially if you miss details like this.

    • Migamix

      no, a bunch of people that cant go get mommy to fork over that much money for such a simple item. some of us would rather spend that money on a battery, or maybe even an electric bill. 

    • http://twitter.com/paedz718 paedz

       First World Problems

  • Travisjshepherd

    now all we need is the car dock & i’m all over these!

  • http://twitter.com/JasonAGrier Jason A. Grier

    Any news is good news! but REALLY looking forward to the car dock!! Thanks for the heads up Kellex!