Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Smart Dock Turns Phablet into a Computer

The Galaxy Note 2 features a side by side multitasking feature that helps users get things done faster, and with the Galaxy Note 2 Smart Dock, owners can use this killer feature on a bigger screen complete with a mouse, keyboard and external storage.

Samsung now sells the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Smart Dock, a $99 dock for the 5.5-inch Glaxy Note 2 that connects the phone to an array of accessories for more productivity.

The Galaxy Note 2 dock will likely see most use at home or in an office, but it could also turn a hotel HDTV into a Galaxy note 2 powered computer for travelers who want to leave a notebook at home, and don’t mind carrying a collection of cords.

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The Galaxy Note 2 Smart Dock adds USB ports and HDMI out.

The Galaxy Note 2 Smart Dock charges the Note 2 and adds three USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port and 3.5mm headphone jack. Users can connect various devices to the Note 2 via the Smart Dock, include an external hard drive or USB drive, mouse and keyboard with this accessory. The HDMI output can mirror the Galaxy Note 2 display on an HDTV in 1080P. This is handy for watching videos or for working on the smartphone on a larger screen.

The Smart Dock would deliver a better value for the price if it included a Webtop like mode that offered a windowed user interface, but for now users are stuck with Android 4.1 and TouchWiz. Motorola killed off Webtop earlier this year and we’ve yet to see a competitor from Samsung or other mobile companies make it to market. The ability to place windows side-by-side on the Note 2 helps with getting work done. The Chrome browser should deliver an experience similar to the Chromebook, so users can get webwork and basic office tasks done.

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Turnt he Note 2 into a computer with the Smart Dock.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is available on T-Mobile and Sprint, and is on the way to AT&T, Verizon and US Cellular. The Galaxy Note 2 delivers a 5.5-inch display with features like multitasking on the large display and using the included S Pen stylus to write and annotate photos and documents. Check out our Galaxy Note 2 review video below for a closer look at the latest Samsung phablet.

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Comments

  1. Mac says

    Multi-Window feature not available on T889v model… ( Why?, it’s 4.1.1)
    Don’t know about other Canadian variant…

    • Snakio says

      Hi!!!! You will to root your phone, if you want access to the multi-window check on xda-developper you got everything there^^

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