The Nexus 7 dock accessory from Asus, which has made an official appearance at CES 2013 in Las Vegas and has seen its estimated release date vanish at one retailer, still is without any type of release date leaving Nexus 7 owners wondering when the highly anticipated accessory might land.
Asus is showing off its official Nexus 7 dock accessory at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, an accessory that comes complete with Nexus branding on the front panel of the device. The dock is exactly what has appeared at several retailers in the past few weeks.
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The official Nexus 7 docking station is a small dock that holds the Nexus 7 in landscape mode. The dock connects to the four POGO pins that reside on the bottom left of the Nexus 7. These little contacts allow the tablet to charge and to stream audio out through the 3.5mm headphone jack on the back of the dock. Nexus 7 users can pair it with a set of speakers to make content sound better. Unfortunately, the Nexus 7 dock will not likely work with the majority of Nexus 7 cases on the market.
That said, it’s a device that still hasn’t become available, more than six months after the Nexus 7 launched around the world. Currently, retailer B&H Photo lists the accessory as coming out on January 16th while another retailer, ExaliberPC, which at one point listed the availability as January 6th, now has its availability unlisted, even while it continues to take pre-orders.
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And though Asus is quietly showing off the device at CES, the company remains mum about a specific release date or pricing in the United States, declining to reveal when it might arrive in stores and where. That means that an arrival on the Google Play Store remains a possibility.
Both retail sites are still charging potential customers $39.99 for the Nexus 7 dock and it appears that Asus has confirmed to Pocket-lint that the device will be “coming soon” to the United Kingdom for £79. What that means for U.S. customers though remains unclear as the release date and pricing remains a mystery.