Nexus One desktop dock finally unveiled, now available for $45

Nexus One desktop dock finally unveiled, now available for $45

Summary: Apparently some other companies decided to release products on National iPad Day as well, namely we finally got a real and official photo of the Nexus One desktop dock.

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Apparently some other companies decided to release products on National iPad Day as well, namely we finally got a real and official photo of the Nexus One desktop dock.

While we've only had hearsay and sketches so far, it's officially available now for purchase from Google for $45, either by itself or bundled with the Nexus One.

Along with the basic dock function as serving as a charging station, it does include a 3.5mm-to-RCA audio cable, allowing users to hook up the dock to a stereo system and use external (and better) speakers to play songs from the Nexus One. (Not just some speakers specially made for a particular smartphone.)

Other nifty features include displaying photo slideshows and setting the Nexus One up as a clock on your nightstand. When dropped into the dock, the Clock app automatically launches, and along with just displaying time, users can set alarms and also dim the screen's brightness to his or her liking.

Topics: Mobility, Google, Hardware

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  • Nice but pricey.

    It can't be too complicated of a device. I know $45 is the normal charge, but $25 would be fair.
    T1Oracle
  • RE: Nexus One desktop dock finally unveiled, now available for $45

    Now if we had an intelligent phone w/ a pico-projector
    that could bluetooth connect to a mouse,keyboard, and
    earpiece, run quickbooks, office, and necessary
    peripherals. we would be set.
    carltech2000
    • Doesn?t Samsung offer...

      A projector attachment for one of their phones? I could be mistaken, but
      I believe it was Samsung in the ad?
      Rick_K
  • RE: Nexus One desktop dock finally unveiled, now available for $45

    I think it's overpriced.

    Nexus One is amazing. :D

    http://www.onenexusone.com
    kirtmj
  • How about a little honesty?

    Or just a little bit of research? This part needs to be edited,
    to remove the air of bias:
    [i]Along with the basic dock function as serving as a
    charging station, it does include a 3.5mm-to-RCA audio
    cable, allowing users to hook up the dock to a stereo
    system and use external (and better) speakers to play
    songs from the Nexus One. [b](Not just some speakers
    specially made for a particular smartphone.)[/b][/i]

    The Apple Universal Dock works with the iPod, iPhone, and iPod
    touch. It cost $4 more than the Nexus dock, but also
    comes with an IR remote. Directly from the Apple store
    page:

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB125G/C?
    fnode=MTY1NDAzOQ&mco=MTA4NDc4NDA

    [i]Here are some of the things you can do with the
    Universal Dock:

    Connect the Dock to your computer with the cable that
    came with your iPod or iPhone, then place your iPod or
    iPhone in the Dock to sync and charge the battery. No
    more reaching behind the computer to plug it in.
    Connect the Dock to an electrical outlet using a USB Power
    Adapter, then place your iPod or iPhone in the Dock to
    charge the battery.
    Connect the Dock to a stereo or speakers using a stereo
    audio cable to play music from [b]iPod or iPhone.[/b]
    Control playback from a distance using the included Apple
    Remote.
    Display photos or video on a TV or other video device
    using a Component AV Cable or Composite AV Cable if you
    have an iPod that plays video.
    What's in the Box:

    iPod Universal Dock
    [b]Apple Remote[/b]
    Five Dock Adapters that fit: iPod nano (4th and 5th
    generations); iPod touch (2nd generation); iPod classic
    (80GB and 120GB/160GB) and iPod with video (30GB);
    [b]iPhone 3G and 3GS.[/b]
    User Guide[/i]

    I added the emphasis, to point out the need to edit this article. Just
    trying to keep things honest.
    Rick_K