CES 2013: Asus' £79 dock as as pricey as the Nexus 7 is cheap (updated: no it isn't)

CES 2013: Asus' £79 dock as as pricey as the Nexus 7 is cheap (updated: no it isn't)If you've been taken in by the sub-£200 price tag of the Google Nexus 7 – and plenty of people have – you'll no doubt have been frustrated by the lack of official accessories that have been available thus far.

Chief among them is your standard docking station, but CES 2013 has seen Asus finally reveal its Nexus 7 dock. The only problem is it'll cost you as much as half the price of the tablet itself.

The long-awaited Asus Nexus 7 dock offers nothing special, providing you with an angle seat for the Google tablet itself in landscape orientation, hooking up via the tablet's quartet of pin connectors down the left edge.

Around the back is a microUSB port and an audio out jack, so there are no new connectivity standards you don't already have on board the Nexus 7 itself.

All told, the £79 price tag is the most newsworthy feature of all, especially considering the budget-busting nature of the tablet it's designed for. For a company that's treated us to all kinds of Transformer-y goodness in the past, such a high price for what appears to be such a mediocre, unimaginative add-on, and one we've had to wait a long time for at that, comes as a serious disappointment.

(UPDATE: Not so fast. Turns out the ludicrous £79 price tag was wrong, and the Asus Nexus 7 Dock will in fact cost a far more sensible £24 when it goes on sale on Friday January 11. Now that's more like it! Our apologies for passing on the incorrect info.)

Via Pocket-lint

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Pondlife  Jan. 8, 2013 at 19:07

That's a staggering price, can't imagine many selling.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 8, 2013 at 19:20

That's a staggering price, can't imagine many selling.
I've not looked, but I bet you can get a far, far cheaper alternative off eBay. You can get docks for most phones and tablets on there, so I guess the N7 would be no different.

Pondlife  Jan. 8, 2013 at 20:28

Most use the socket though don't they?

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 8, 2013 at 21:26

Most use the socket though don't they?
Yes, they do. Though most devices don't have the pins that the N7 has.

Pondlife  Jan. 8, 2013 at 21:53

Had a quick look and lots of portrait docks all using the socket, no sign of any other pin ones yet that I could see.
My fave was a k'nex landscape stand though.

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