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    Default Wait for Google Nexus 7 Dock or buy a 3rd party version?

    I just received my Nexus 7 yesterday and have been reading that Asus/Google seem to be hesitant to release a charging dock for it, so who knows when (or if) they ever will. Should I forget about getting the "official" dock and just purchase a grey market version, or can I hurt my connection ports by using a 3rd party charger? Do the currently available versions use those 4 pins to charge it or the mini-usb? Can someone recommend a good 3rd party one you are happy with? Thanks.
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    Default Re: Wait for Google Nexus 7 Dock or buy a 3rd party version?

    I haven't seen anything that uses the 4-pin. Aftermarket docks use the usb port. Your choice on waiting/hoping or getting something else. I bought an iHome one early on, and I really don't use it for anything but propping the N7 up at night.
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    Default Re: Wait for Google Nexus 7 Dock or buy a 3rd party version?

    All third party ones use the micro usb to charge as far as I'm aware, and if it doesn't fit perfectly it could put a strain on the micro usb socket and possibly damage it.
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    Default Re: Wait for Google Nexus 7 Dock or buy a 3rd party version?

    There is a newly introduced official one advertised and in stock at least in Japan and Europe.

    see here and following pages for instance: Official Nexus Dock - Page 15 - xda-developers

    Probably worth waiting - I would expect it here sooner or later if not now
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    Default Re: Wait for Google Nexus 7 Dock or buy a 3rd party version?

    I know EZOPower has the charger dock for Nexus 7. I've got it already. Works well.
    Maybe you can try it.
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    Default Re: Wait for Google Nexus 7 Dock or buy a 3rd party version?

    Quote Originally Posted by leojurgen View Post
    I know EZOPower has the charger dock for Nexus 7. I've got it already. Works well.
    Maybe you can try it.
    In looking at the pics from the link you provided, I did not see an audio out jack. The Nexus dock has one and is also mounted landscape which, personally, I like better.
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    Default Re: Wait for Google Nexus 7 Dock or buy a 3rd party version?

    Thanks, everyone. I guess I'll wait at least until January or Feb. then, so I can have the audio out version.
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    Default Re: Wait for Google Nexus 7 Dock or buy a 3rd party version?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigtroutz View Post
    There is a newly introduced official one advertised and in stock at least in Japan and Europe.

    see here and following pages for instance: Official Nexus Dock - Page 15 - xda-developers
    Does the "official" N7 dock use those 4 pins to charge it with?

    Probably worth waiting - I would expect it here sooner or later if not now
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    Default Re: Wait for Google Nexus 7 Dock or buy a 3rd party version?

    Yes, they call them Pogo pins (gold colored contact points on side of N7) - From what I have seen, Pin out is power, leftsounddata, rightsounddata, ground
    The advantage in using Pogo pins is that there is no mechanical stress in using them to charge as there is to insert and remove microUSB

    there is still some confusion about if using the PoGo pinouts allows use of microUSB at same time for something like flashmemory device....at least for myself !


    new post of official dock unboxing on youtube:


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