Nexus 7 dock

Since the release of the Nexus 7 there hasn't been all that many official accessories made available for it and those that have appeared, disappeared just as fast. There is clearly more on the way though as shown off in some leaked documents from Nordic Hardware.

As you may have noticed, there is pogo pins on the side of the Nexus 7. They were always assumed to accommodate a dock and with the leak we're now getting a look at said dock that has a microUSB charging port, a 3.5MM line out jack and is “perfectly-angled for better movie and photo viewing, browsing, and email.”  When can you get one? August 24th if the info is accurate for $50.

If you're not really feeling the current case offerings for the Nexus 7, no matter. There is apparently more on the way. A premium leather version of the official Nexus 7 cover is shown to be arriving August 31st for $39.99 in 4 different colors. That's all in addition to more color offerings for the original grey cover. If you want to see more, look below but of course given they are leaked documents, we'll have to wait and see what shows up when.

Source: Nordic Hardware via: Droid Life

Nexus 7 cover

Nexus 7 cover

There are 29 comments

kennethbring says:

That leather one...

kennethbring says:

Where's that magnetic case I see in my dreams?

ameadows252 says:

Maybe the leather one?

I'm down for the dock! The cases, meh.

Small_law says:

Figures the case I ordered from the play store got delivered today. The leather one looks nice.

Edwill86 says:

no hdmi out on the dock?

ceriem says:

Guess not. That's a fail.

EvanJ18 says:

Its strategy. they want people to buy the Q.

That's what the Nexus Q is for. Getting mine next week. Thought I could do without but there is no reason I should. :-)

ceriem says:

Are either cases magnetic? If not, I'm sure it can easily be modded, but still... why include the feature and not have the official cases support it?

Don't even have any accessories for my VZW GNex. LOL. I have the grey cover already. Want that dock, and will get the orange leather one if I can see it first. Don't know why but leather on the tablet feels nice.

Baconator says:

I guess no magnet support so they dont get sued by Apple maybe.

E_man says:

Hopefully the leather case won't be as terrible as the current one. At least it has better colors. Also sad no HDMI out off the dock. Looking for accessories still.

I would be excited about these if I could receive a Nexus 7 from Google that actually works. Sent back my first one for a faulty screen and the replacement that arrived wouldn't even boot up. :(

mtmjr90 says:


I have been waiting on news for a dock. This is perfect. The cases still suck.

I Want that DOCK! Don't need HDMI.... Would be interesting to see that case looks like

leaponover says:

I've really been hoping for a dock they sold for the Dell Duo. A JBL one with speakers built in. THe sound was great and it was soo convenient. I am willing to pay more to have one with speakers than a dock... connected to speakers. Save the counter space ya know. Perfect for next to the bed. Well, i hope someone does it because this dock is just too bland to pop $50 on, what's the point. $50 so it stands up straight while charging... meh. However, for $100 I would buy one with built in speakers in a heartbeat!!

By the way, has anyone else yet to get the 16gb yet? Mine was charged LAST week still hasnt' shipped!!

Hand_O_Death says:

Like many others, all I want a a way for the Nexus 7 to have TV out to my TV, the Q does not cut it with just YouTube (let alone it costs more than the tablet anyways). Put some kind of compatible MHL device inside the dock and I will preorder it tomorrow.

The Shag says:

Nomz, I hope that dock is nice. That's about the only thing that I'm bitter towards iDevices for: Kick ass accessories.

jian9007 says:

I like the dock. It fully supports the Nexus in landscape mode. The iPad $30 dock doesn't even have the width to support all of the base of the iPad in portrait mode. Wish it had some built-in speakers but I think they just put the 3.5mm connection there for headphones as well as speakers. Be nice if it had both but I still think it's decent.

anthonyh90 says:

any word on a UK or europe release date for these. we haven't even got the travel cover over here

brivayla says:

I need That docking station!!

breadfan758 says:

I like the dock and since it is landscape the micro USB slot is free to use an hdmi adapter or thumb drive.

Hand_O_Death says:

Unless your rooted, the OTG cable won't work for a USB, and the N7 does not super MHL right now unless the dock acts a some sort of converter. Which makes me sad :(

KMyers says:

Am I the only one hoping that a car dock is in the works? The Nexus 7 would make a very worthy GPS

Are we ever going to see the colored cases? I just want one of asus's basic orange cases! What's the hold up?

S-Doo-1965 says:

So when will we see these?

fawn25 says:

Is it a "smart cover"? Because I have the Poetic Bluetooth keyboard case for the nexus 7, and it came out before the official case and is a smart cover.