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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Smart Dock Turns Phablet into a Computer

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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.

Gaalxy note 2 Smart Dock

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.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

5 Comments

  1. Mac

    11/12/2012 at 10:01 am

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

    • Snakio

      01/03/2013 at 12:01 pm

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

  2. Matt

    11/14/2012 at 2:43 pm

    when’s this available in Uk

    • dene

      12/20/2012 at 6:44 am

      Exspansys £65

  3. Kake Yun

    10/29/2013 at 5:11 pm

    I love this smart dock, I bought two. One for my Note 2 and the other for my Note 3! Yes, I said it, one for my Note 3! This smart dock is compatible with the new Note 3, check out the demos on youtube:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWN43pnkg0s

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