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ASUS Releases Two Official Nexus 7 Docks, Priced at $50 and $90

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Sure, the Nexus 7 has been on the market for months, but it’s never too late to finally release a few new official docking stations, right? ASUS announced the availability of two different docks for the Nexus 7 (2013) today, one which you plug the tablet into, and another which features wireless charging capabilities. 

Both docks appear to be built well, and can be purchased right through Amazon. Each dock allows the tablet to work in either landscape or portrait mode. The non-wireless dock also has HDMI-out. We might have to pick them up and check them out, just so we can let you guys and girls know if they’re worth the investment – especially the $90 wireless charger.

When it comes to accessories for Nexus devices, life is rough for Android fans.

BuyFH Dock ($49.99) | PW100 Wireless Charger ($89.99)

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  • charesa39

    Not sure if anybody still cares about this post… I just received the wireless one today. Works perfectly with the N7 2013 (as one would hope), not so much with the Nexus 5 if you have it in a case. I have my N5 in a Diztronic TPU case, and the bottom lip raises the N5 enough to be JUST out of reach of the charging coil. However, it will charge without a case, but I’m not about to keep taking it out of the case just to charge it. So, since I can’t really justify this price to only use it with my N7, it’s going back to Amazon. Just wanted to give a heads up to anybody considering using this on their N5 if they use a case like mine.

  • dshizzel

    I’m on a 2 year upgrade cycle for tablets (self imposed). So, I’m still on the 2012 N7. No love WHAT-SO-EVER. I’ll wait for the ’14 to come out and then go for it.

  • MrOrange645

    Am I the only one who thinks both docks are hideous? The non-wireless dock isn’t too bad, but really resembles some of the cheapo third party docks I’ve seen for other phones/tablets. The Qi charger is awful though. It looks extremely bulky and not very sleek or aesthetically pleasing at all. JMO.

  • hoosiercub88

    I’d like the regular dock, kind of pricey, but I get a charging dock and an HDMI out for my tablet.. Sync my SixAxis controller back up with it, and emulator heaven :)

  • abhele

    im still waiting for a nexus 10 dock shame how time has come

  • LionStone

    man that wireless one is really nice!… but like others, already got a Tylt… it works well. Timing…I would’ve bought one of these when I ordered the tablet..

  • Raven

    I don’t need a $50 dock for my 7″ tablet that lives in its Moko slim case. I would however love a Micro USB dongle with HDMI out. Oh, wait, I see there are several available for $17 or less on Amazon. Nevermind.

  • ArclightX

    Hmmmm… I wonder how the wireless charger will fair with the poetic case that everyone and their dog seems to have…

    Tim, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to answer that question conclusively…

    • MrOrange645

      I have the poetic case (I assume you mean the pleather flip case). I don’t have a dog, but if I did, I’m sure he would also have one. I use the Nexus 4 Qi orb, and it works just fine with the poetic case on my N7 2013. I just let the flap hang over the orb toward the back and it charges right through one layer of the case no problem.

      I tell that story to say I’m sure this will work with the poetic case, since its basically the same charger in a different, albeit much uglier, design.

  • juancarlos ramirez

    Does the wireless dock have HDMI output too?

    • LionStone

      I’m guessing not because since it’s wireless, there’s nothing to connect to the HDMI.

      • juancarlos ramirez

        Makes sense, thanks.

  • Richard Giordano

    will this dock fit the nexus 7 2012?

  • Ryan5609

    Might as well get the Tylt wireless dock that was just featured on DL, it is only $35 today. Still a much better deal than $89.

    • charesa39

      Nope. Tylt said that coupon wasn’t really a promotion at all. It was a code from their Cyber Monday debacle only meant for one-time use. So you’d have to pay $70 for the Vu if you wanted it now.

      • Ryan5609

        I must have gotten lucky then, because I ordered one earlier today and it only cost me $35.

        • charesa39

          Yeah. If you look in that post here from earlier today, someone from TYLT actually posted saying that they will honor the ones that “snuck in” this morning. Congrats!

          • Ryan5609

            Yeah, just saw the update to the story. Lucky me I guess!

    • Gilbert Estrada

      Unless there’s another sale that I haven’t seen, the Tylt discount code posted earlier isn’t valid and if they’re running a general 50% off promo they’re not doing a very good job of advertising it. The Nexus wireless charger is going for $70 directly from Amazon (the posted link goes to a 3rd party seller) though it appears you’ll have to wait longer to get it.

  • morteum

    Maybe someday they will actually release an official accessory in, you know, a month or so of the device launch date. God forbid it be reasonably priced as well.

  • charesa39

    Well, although it may seem expensive, if I were going to buy the Tylt Vu for $70, I would definitely buy the official Asus wireless one for the same price over the Tylt Vu. But that’s just my personal opinion based off of my less than satisfactory experience with the Vu charger I used to own for my Nexus 5.

  • Robert Macri

    $90 what a bargain! I assume it includes the tablet?

  • Alex Boro

    Some people are just so lazy… Just plug in the damn charger to your phone and save $50. Also, you can actually use your phone normally when it’s plugged in the right way.

    • Gr8Ray

      Why are you talking about phones on an article about tablet accessories?

  • Princesation

    Just ordered the TYLT Vu wireless charger… moving on

  • JSo

    Have I heard that song in a TV commercial before?

  • Chris

    Android owners hate accessories after fighting tjeir way though accessories on windows computers for years

  • charesa39

    It’s actually showing $70 for the wireless charger from Amazon. It’s in the right column where it shows “More Buying Choices.” The one for $90 is from a third party seller.

  • moelsen8

    wow, click the picture thumbnails to get.. a very, very slightly bigger version.

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

      ASUS wasn’t very generous with pictures. :)

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    I’m sorry, I will never pay for a charger that is half the price of the device it charges.

    • Gideon Waxfarb

      Esp one that comes out like 6-7 months after the tablet is released. Why aren’t these Nexus docks ever available at launch?

    • duh

      1/3 to 1/4

  • https://www.google.com/+GeorgeChave George Chave

    $90 for a changer….that’s a joke right?

  • Disqus_n00b

    Hey, accessories at 25% of the device cost is an Apple tactic!

  • Greg Morgan

    What? Accessories for a Nexus device? that’s crazy!