The Nexus 7 dock, which has been available through third-party retailers since January, has finally made its way to the Google Play Store where Google is charging $29.99 for the privilege of owning one.
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In January, the long-awaited Asus-made Nexus 7 dock arrived for Nexus 7 owners in the United States. However, the accessory was only available through third-party retailers many of whom have been charging $39.99. Today though, Google has finally jumped on board the Nexus 7 dock train and the accessory is now available through the Google Play Store with a cheaper price tag.
The Nexus 7 dock currently is available on the Play Store for $29.99 which is $10 cheaper than its price through other outlets. Google says that it is prepared to ship out the device in one to two weeks to those who order the dock today. It also looks like, possibly in an effort to keep supply plentiful, that Google is allowing only two docks per order.
It’s unclear why it took the Nexus 7 dock so long to arrive on the Google Play Store. The Nexus 7 has been out since July of 2012, meaning it has taken nearly a year to arrive.
The Nexus 7 dock will provide a landscape docking solution for the Nexus 7 tablet and is capable of charging it by using the four pins on the side of the device It can also provide audio out through its 3.5mm jack in the back.
Unfortunately, there is no video connectivity option with the dock, which means Nexus 7 users cannot use this to play Google Play Store content on a bigger screen. Additionally, those trying to use the dock with a case will likely find it to be problematic due to the bulk.
So while the Nexus 7 dock from Asus may not be a new accessory, those who have been in the market for the new Nexus 7 dock now have the ability to purchase it through Google if they so choose.