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Nexus 7 Dock Now Available Through Select Retailers

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Well, it’s time to decide how much you really need the official Nexus 7 dock, made by Asus. ExcaliburPC has them in stock for $40 plus shipping, which for me ended up around the 48-dollar mark. Is it worth that much? After all, doesn’t it only have microUSB and audio out? Oh, and a fancy rubber grip stand and POGO pins.

If you can live another couple of days or even week without one, I’d suggest holding out. Since this is the official dock, it seems likely that this may show up on Google Play at some point. If it does, hopefully it sheds another $10 or so to make us feel less slimy about ordering one.

Via:  ExcaliburPC

Cheers Bill!

  • Ted_kazynski

    Usb, Sd and hdmi + sound and power…. Then I would buy. My nexus stays in the case.

  • SeanBello

    wow, these companies are all about raping on shipping fees, huh?Excalibur shipping is $9 for me and the link below shipping is $14. both make it over $50. get outta here. I was hoping to avoid getting it from Google with all the issues I’ve had with the Play Store, but screw this.

  • kane

    Yep. Still about $30 too much. I’ll wait until Amazon has it on the cheap. It should have been an option at launch

  • I’m dying to have one of these for the N10. And while we are at it, can I get the charging orb for the N4? Ugh.

  • viewthis66

    just bought it. nice.

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  • Laki S.

    I want one, but I was apparently able to wait 6 months, so I think I can wait another few weeks to see what if folks say it’s worth the asking price.

  • 15 dollar shipping? No way.

  • Bigsike
  • Derek Ross

    This should be $20 max street price.

    And it should have come out ~6 months ago.

  • JMac726

    Now, where’s the Nexus 10 accessories?

    • Robhimself79

      We still have 4 months to wait. I would kill for a transformer style keyboard dock with built in battery.

      • hkklife

        At least there IS an unofficial N10 POGO charging cable that reportedly does charge the device a little faster than the microUSB port.

        I finally got to spend some extensive hands-on time with an N10 the other day and I was very impressed. It looks much better in person than it does in pictures and the screen is phenomenal. But I just fear that it is still too overpriced for an Android tablet and Google totally bungled its launch (no marketing, spotty availability and NO retail demo units prior to Christmas!!). These guys totally need to overhaul their retail/sales/support plan. If I were Google, to try and salvage the N10, I’d whack $100 off the 32Gb price immediately. EOL the 16Gb version and bring out a 64Gb version at the old 32Gb price. Rush a few official accessories to the market and start including a POGO charging cable in the box alongside microusb. Finally, get them into BB, Costco or Target or make those hillbillies at WalMart have properly displayed and functional N10 demo units.

        Right now the local WMs have N10s in stock but NO shelf tags or display units. The local Sam’s has a display model N10 but no stock for sale.

        • Robhimself79

          I heard the unofficial one makes no difference due to a power flow issue in the software. It still loses power while plugged in and in use. Very frustrating.

          • hkklife

            Ugh. That blows. Thanks for the tip. I definitely will hold off on a N10 for the time being. I like the convenience of microUSB charging but I am not opposed to a faster proprietary solution also being available.

  • feztheforeigner

    Why is it so hard to get official docks for flagship devices?!

    I just want a POGO pin enabled dock for easy docking, that’s all I’m asking…

  • mustbepbs

    Man, these docks get so much news around here.

  • Don’t think I would pay that much. Luckily, I managed to get mine for £6 in the UK 😀

  • SR

    I’ll stick to plugging mine in with the very tricky USB cable it came with.

  • Raloc

    I don’t understand what makes the process of creating accessories like this so traumatic for manufacturers that it takes them literally years to pump out plastic shells. It’s kind of mind boggling.

    • InyRules

      This comment 100%. The Nexus 7 is around 6 months old, and NOW it gets an official dock for the POGO pins? This should have been a launch accessory.

    • itznfb

      Seriously. It’s a piece of molded plastic with a USB adapter. They could pump out 1000 different variants to fulfill everyone’s tastes without flinching. This hunk of crap takes 5 months to come to market and costs $39.49 more than it does to make.

      • michael arazan

        for less than $5 of plastic and wiring