In case you’ve been eager to get your hands on a docking station for the Google Nexus 7, you may not have to wait much longer to get one as it seems the highly anticipated accessory has already hit the shelves in Japan (although on the Asus Japan website the docking station appears to be out of stock at this moment), so we’re hoping for a worldwide launch as well.
One lucky customer was able to purchase it one day early and has already posted a YouTube video with the accessory, so let’s take a look at it and then join us again for more details.
Google Nexus 7 Audio Dock
As you can see in the video above, the audio dock appears to have a micro-USB port for charging as well as a 3.5 mm audio jack for headsets or speakers – meaning it uses the pogo pins for audio transmission and power. Its utility will be merely to hold the tablet in its place, so you can watch movies or read without having to hold the tablet in your hands.
The buyer said he purchased the audio dock from Yodobashi Camera, Japan, and that he paid for it 3,490 Japanese Yen (around $41.70), which is a bit more than anticipated (3,480 Yen).
Until now, ASUS has not made any official update regarding the worldwide availability of the Google Nexus 7 dock, so it’s unclear if it will even be released in the United States or anywhere else for that matter. But we’re hoping it will, since the Google Nexus 7 is still on a high demand right now and it would make for a pretty neat Christmas gift.
In case you need a refresher, the Nexus 7 comes with a 1.2 GHz Quad-Core processor, 16 or 32 GB internal storage and 1 GB of RAM, a 7-inch LCD display and the Android Jelly Bean 4.1, upgradable to 4.2.1, and there is also a 3G model available.
Thanks Android Central for the tips regarding the Google Nexus 7 audio dock.