After waiting an eternity (ok, so it really wasn’t an eternity but it felt like it), I was finally able to get my hands on the ***OFFICIAL*** ASUS Nexus 7 dock. While the dock has been available for awhile through third-party retailers (wasn’t going to pay the inflated prices that some places were selling it for), it became available through Google Play in recent months. Unfortunately, it quickly sold out but became available again recently and I quickly ordered one.
It’s a simple, yet stylish, dock for your Google Nexus 7 tablet. There are basically two connectors that are available on the dock. One is the micro-USB connector that is used for charging the tablet and the other is a dedicated 3.5mm jack that allows stereo output through speakers. It is important to note that it does NOT come with a USB cable or the charger that plugs into the wall nor does it come with an audio cable. There is no HDMI port to output video to a larger screen nor will you be able to transfer data via a USB port. All you can do with this dock is charge your tablet and output audio to a set of speakers. That’s it. For many people, that is all they really need.