06
Mar
pogogogo

You've been waiting for it - and now it's finally here. The official Nexus 7 Pogo pin dock is on the Play Store, shipping in 1-2 weeks, for the low, low price of $30 (25GBP in the UK, 30 Euros elsewhere).

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The dock has a 3.5mm audio-out jack, is powered via microUSB, and charges using the Nexus 7's Pogo pins. This price is $10 lower than 3rd party retailers have been selling it for, so pick it up while it's still in stock! You can also check out our review of the dock, here.

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David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • htowngtr

    and...... Play Store won't process.

    LOL, google is awful at this.

    • RedPandaAlex

      It's not actually linked on the Play Store yet. I wouldn't call it officially launched.

  • mgamerz

    Can't put it in my cart, says there's a server error. Edit: nvm Edit: Says technical issue

    • mgamerz

      "We're sorry, there was an error. Please try again later." and then after refresh and 'proceed':

      Uh oh. There was a problem.

      We couldn't complete your purchase because of a technical issue.

      Details of the problem below:

      Sorry, we were unable to process this request. Please try again later

      • hyperdistortion

        Try again; happened to me the first time I tried to add it to my cart, hit back in Chrome and tried again, and it was fine. It did double-up my order, but that was easily fixed... bit of a hiccup in the Play Store, I guess!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003999549 Mike Harris

      It is a "technical" error. Google doesn't technically know how to sell physical goods.

  • JonJJon

    Quite a nice accessory, I leave my tablet in the TPU case so would be a bit awkward to have to keep taking it out just to charge it really, though the audio out jack would be nice, I can just plug in my desktop speakers from my laptop easily. Still this is a very welcome addition to the Play Store. Here's hoping Google release accessories in the multiple markets simultaneously more often.

  • sssgadget

    Still comes out to $39 after tax and shipping. Not worth it. 1/5 of the tablet price.

    • Kaero

      I wish it was $39 after tax and shipping. It's $49 to ship to Canada. Bloody $17 for shipping. Ridiculous.

      • sssgadget

        I would suggest http://www.amazon.com/Arkon-Portable-Fold-Up-Playbook-IPM-TAB1/dp/B000CKVOOY

        Much cheaper and you have option of landscape and portrait mode.

        • Kaero

          Yeah, except that's not anything what I want. Reason I want a dock is to have a nice way to charge my tablet. I've got a table with docks for my phone, vita, and 3DS, and then there's my Nexus 7 just lying there all alone.

          • sssgadget

            Well then you got to pay for "nice" things. I was on the fence of spending $8 for not so 'elegant' way of docking and $40 for elegant way with landscape only mode. I opted for $8.

          • Kaero

            Yeah... well, maybe there will be a third party dock similar to that of the official one for less. If it weren't for the shipping I wouldn't have a problem with the price.

  • Wilfredo Alarcon

    I can't wait so it's available for the N10 and I get frustrated when can't buy it from the play store.

  • http://twitter.com/GiuntaRob Roberto Giunta

    That's ridiculous. If the Nexus 7 really gets a successor in May at IO, the dock will be available for about 2 months. Something that should be available as soon as the initial product launches and not 9 months(!) later. Either Google really can't handle anything that has to do with physical products or their way of handling things like this is pretty much wrong.

    • Chris Caldwell

      So, all accessories should come out at launch of a product, or not at all? And in May do you expect me to throw out my nexus 7? Do you even think about this stuff before you type it out?

      • http://twitter.com/GiuntaRob Roberto Giunta

        I thought about it very well. If it's really how Ygor Vaz said and you can use the new Nexus 7 with the old pogo dock, awesome. Otherwise, see how Google did it with the Galaxy Nexus. As soon as the Nexus 4 came out, they threw out everything they had off the Play Store from the GNex.

        Don't get me wrong, it's awesome they bring out new accessories to older products but man, it would be much much smarter to launch them a few months later instead of nearly a year later when they possibly stop selling the product officially in the Play Store.

        It's all about synergy effects. If you listen to the podcast, how often do they say that in normal electronic stores the non-iPad tablets are treated like shit when it comes to product presentation? I bet most people bought their Nexus 7s through the Play Store and for $30 this dock is a steal, a lot would just have bought the dock as an impulse buy. How many thousands more could they have sold if they could have offered that thing possibly before Xmas?

        And no, I don't expect you to throw out your N7 but you have to accept that in about 2 months it's gonna get less attention. Bringing out a - very good - accessory for a product that's gonna be less attractive or more or less non-existent in Google's eyes - again, see disappearance of the GNex + its accessory out of the Play Store - isn't very smart from a marketing standpoint.

        I just hope we don't have to wait 9 months for a new dock - or even better - the new Nexus 7 fits into the old dock.

        So no offense ;)

    • Ygor Vaz

      Maybe the Nexus 7 sucessor keeps the size and design, so the dock still can be used. I mean, it's written "nexus", not "nexus 7 1° version". But yeah, google isn't well know for good acessories nor for the best selling schemes.

      • qu4ttro

        Its an ASUS accesory...

        • Jay

          It's also a NEXUS accessory...

  • Sven Leichsenring

    Just annoying that you can only pay with a credit card in the Play Store. What about all the people that don't have one?

    • Ivan Myring

      Yeah I know. I'm a teenager and my parents are reluctant to let me use their cards so not being able to pay with anything other than a card is a pain in the ass

      • mgamerz

        I know it sounds rude now, but when you turn like 20 or so and start getting your own cards you look back and go like 'damn I was young...'

      • David Kerkes

        You could always buy a Visa prepaid from a grocery store.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003999549 Mike Harris

      But where exactly would you put the cash? In the CD drive? I don't think it can give change.

  • Chris Caldwell

    Its a nice stand, but it doesnt even come with its own plug! My charger died, so I figured Id pay a bit more and get one of these, but looks like I would have to buy a new charger AND one of these, for a total of about $45, not $30. what a bummer, just when you thought they weren't cutting corners...

    • mgamerz

      Have you heard of a wonderful money saving site called amazon? You don't need the official charger you know. Anything that does >1.5amp should be fine. e.g. HP Touchpad charger.

  • http://twitter.com/kev_martin Kev Martin

    $50 plus shipping in Australia. Fail. Bring on the cheap Chinese knock offs (I'm quite shocked they aren't already available). Plus a Nexus 10 version.

    • wilks

      When asked why Australians pay more I'm more often than not told it is to do with shipping costs. So given these are manufactured in Asia and we're closer to Asia than the US, why is it $20 more expensive for Aussies??

      • Sootie

        Government charges for stuff not made in aus I think but it does suck. Our $ is worth more than the US too.

        Screen shot attached from AU store for AP if you want it :)

  • Bob

    £30.98 for UK people including delivery, guessing it'll be delivered by TNT like usual...

  • Matieu

    Will it work with my samsung galaxy nexus? I've never really looked for a dock before.

    • Scott

      I hate to be the dick here but can you even read? Jesus.

    • mgamerz

      No. It's not the same form factor and the n7 uses 4 pins, not 3.

  • James2499

    Pretty expensive, but I'll still be buying it - just waiting for the Nexus 4 Wireless Orb to be available for us UK folk!

  • Alex Bonte

    Play store not processing D:

  • Darren Henderson

    Just picked mine up no problem, in less than 90 seconds. Play store processing fine it seems.

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    That's total bullshit, £10 more for those in UK

    • OSagnostic

      $29.99 = £20 (at current exchange rate)
      £20 + 20%VAT = £24

      So we are paying 99p extra. The bigger problem is the £5.99 shipping.

  • Randy Staab

    I'd really like to get this but I find I prefer holding my N7 when it is in a case and I haven't seen any that leave the pogo contacts exposed or look even remotely like they'd fit in a dock.

    Anyone have any suggestions?

    • mgamerz

      Doubtful there are any. I have a folio case that holds itself shut with a clip like thing, and if you pop the tabs off the corner on the side with the pogo pins it works fine, if not a little weird looking.

  • TylerChappell

    Are you efffing kidding me? I paid $47 for it off eBay. =[ Oh well, I have been using it every day up to this point and after tax and shipping I am sure it will probably be around the $40 range

    • Darren Henderson

      It was $38 shipped. Not too far off. Don't sweat it man.

      • TylerChappell

        I have no regrets, I love the dock :D

  • http://twitter.com/MysteryMannnnn Mystery Man

    does it work with a case?

  • Dalibor Kollár

    There's one small problem with definition of "available in europe". According nexus 7 availability checker, N7 can be bought in UK, Germany, Spain, France.

    http://www.n4checker.com/

    the problem is that there are 50 countries and dependent territories in the Europe.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europe

    So, as you can see, N7 or the dock (or N4....) is far from available if you want to buy it from play store in Europe... :-(

  • Zakstudio

    30€ 30$.... I'm so tired

  • Robert Blenkinsopp

    They have been available in the UK directly from ASUS for sometime now, I ordered and received mine over a month ago now.

  • EstRivera

    Damn this blows. It's already out of stock in US.

  • qu4ttro

    Out of stock already...lol! Glad that Ive had mine for about a month now. While not loaded with features it is really convenient and works well.

  • http://twitter.com/bongizmo Sergey Povzner

    Out of stock in US play store as of today.

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