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Nexus devices might be a great deal compared to other devices in the market, but you pay the price when it comes to accessories. They're either horrendously expensive or take so long to go on sale it's almost time for a new version of the device. We might be lining up for the second one here, as Asus has just now posted English listings for the wired and wireless charging docks for the 2013 Nexus 7.

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Asus started selling the wireless PW100 dock in parts of Asia and Europe in recent weeks, but we're still without an official announcement stateside. However, Asus' full product pages hit most of the relevant points for both versions. The wireless dock is basically a triangular stand with Qi charging built-in. It looks like the tablet is supposed to be placed on in landscape orientation – some (poorly translated) Japanese reviews seem to indicate it won't work in portrait.

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The wired dock has the same kind of shape, but this one is an angled slab with the triangular bit at one end. That's where the tablet plugs in for both power and HDMI out. the dock can also be stood on its end and used as a keyboard stand. 

There is no US pricing listed anywhere on the Asus site, but the wireless dock has been selling for the equivalent of roughly $50 overseas (through Amazon) and a bit more from Asus. Hopefully the appearance of these listings means a US release is coming soon.

[Asus Wired Dock, Asus Wireless Dock – Thanks, Matthew Jellybean]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • jpelgrom

    That wired dock locks a lot better than the wireless dock, with the matte black finish, instead of the shiny metal. Too bad the wireless dock isn't available in the style of the wired one.

  • http://blog.tonysarju.com/ Tony Sarju

    That dock looks pretty big. I charge mine on a Nokia DT900 while in a RooCase.

  • Ravynmagi

    Accessories for 2013 tablets would have been nice in 2013.

  • Drew

    My Nexus 7 in landscape works great on my TYLT Vu.

  • Sorian

    I wonder if there is any physical restriction to the wired dock that wouldn't allow the N7 (2012) to charge.

  • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

    Now taking bets on whether these will be released before the next Nexus 7.

  • TechWings

    The wired dock seems like it has more functionality, but I'm kind of weary of docks after the Motorola Xoom. That was a nightmare.

  • fed

    Not falling for that one again.

  • Truffol

    The wireless dock looks great. with great viewing angle. For less than $45 it'd move a ton of volume on Amazon for sure.

  • jz100

    I'm sure it will have some insane jacked up price just due to it being a google/asus product. Google thinks they have to copy Apple's insane store prices for accessories. They already have a history of it.

  • http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JA7HNZO/ CHOETECH

    Nice design, but too big to put it in my office, i like my CHOETECH Stadium wireless charger, charges my Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 like a charm.

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