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They say that a smartphone is only as good as its accessories, and if that's the case, then the Bionic must be among the best. (Okay, they don't really say that, but everyone loves extra stuff for their phone.)

We've taken a look at what Moto has to offer in way of extras for its new flagship, and decided to put together a list for those who may be new to Motorola devices, or perhaps Android in general.

HD Docking Station

We found out earlier today that this little baby would cost a cool $99, but it was unclear exactly what you get for your money. Turns out that the HD station almost turns your Bionic into a full computer, allowing you to plug up to an external monitor or HDTV or add USB accessories with the additional USB ports and take advantage of the built-in webtop interface. Of course, if you like to keep it simple, you can also use the HD Station to utilize the HDMI out and mirror-mode to watch videos or view pictures on a bigger screen.

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Lapdock

Much like the Lapdock accessory for the Atrix 4G, this transforms your Bionic into a full laptop.

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Car Dock

...because who wants to try to use GPS with the device in their lap?

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Webtop Travel Adapter

So, you're heading out on a trip, but want to keep the load as light as possible? No problem -- toss the Webtop Travel Adapter in your bag and turn any HDTV into a PC in an instant.

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Keyboard

If you have a lot of emails or other business to handle with your Bionic, there's a good chance you'll be typing quite a bit. The virtual keyboard may be convenient, but let's be honest -- it's not made for heavy data entry. For that, there's a full bluetooth keyboard; combine it with the HD dock for a near-PC experience.

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Standard Dock

Looking for a simple way to turn your $600 smartphone into a $15 alarm clock? Look no further than the Standard Dock. If you like the idea of a dock, but don't want all the bells and whistles that the HD dock has to offer, this is the accessory for you.

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Yeah, it looks just like the HD Dock. This one just has less ports.

For more info on all these accessories, check out Moto's official Bionic accessory page.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • eleazar

    Do we know much the standard dock is going to cost? I assume it'll be more than a $15 alarm clock.

    • JayMonster

      Reported to cost $49.99

  • http://Twitter.com/Dr_Overdose @Dr_Overdose

    this phone looks so amazing... i really hope i win that contest

  • Alexandre

    ATRIX multimidea and car dock compatible with this?

    • ocdtrekkie

      It's an interesting question, because the laptop dock looks identical to the Atrix's, and the dock and the car dock both look identical to my Droid 3's. And we know all three devices have the ports in the same spot.

      If they are similar enough, I wonder if they just have inserts (and hence might be able to use the same for multiple different phones.

  • JayMonster

    The keyboard looks (and lets be honest probably is) the same as what I have for my Xoom. Which might make the HD Dock seem interesting (certainly more than the LapDock)... except... well... I have a Xoom, so why would I want this? Answer... I don't. These accessories are all pricedway to high.

  • mgamerz

    atrix user here feeling thrown under the bus. Webtop connector.....