Samsung Galaxy Smart Dock Turns a Galaxy Note II Into a Mini Desktop PC

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  1. Spider

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    By Darren Quick November 1, 2012

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    Samsung's Galaxy Smart Dock allows peripherals and a monitor to be connected to the Galaxy Note II

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    With Samsung’s Galaxy Note II already blurring the lines between a smartphone and a tablet – earning the moniker “phablet” – it seems the Korean electronics giant is now looking to have the device blur the lines between a phablet and a desktop computer. The company’s new Galaxy Note II Smart Dock gives the Galaxy Note II a mini desktop PC form factor to turn it into what Samsung calls “a productivity powerhouse.”


    Once a Galaxy Note II is slotted into the dock, users can connect various peripherals, such as external storage devices, a keyboard and mouse, via the three full-sized USB ports. A 3.5 mm line out port can be used to attach external speakers, while a full-sized HDMI port lets users output 1080p Full HD video to a HDTV or monitor when the Note II’s 5.5-inch display isn’t big enough. A miniUSB input for powering the dock and charging the docked Galaxy Note II completes the connectivity options.
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    The trough in which the mobile device slots is large enough to accommodate a Galaxy Note II complete with cover and the unit also allows the docked device to be used to make phone calls while docked.

    The cost to transform your Galaxy Note II into a mini desktop is US$99.99.

    Source: Samsung via phandroid
     
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    This is what the Atrix tried to be. Hopefully it gets more support form Samsung than the Atrix got from motorola. One of the biggest things about getting all these expensive accessories for the phone is that you are likely to have a new phone in 2 years and by then most manufacturers have moved on from supporting the old devices leaving you with an expensive accessory to use as a paper weight. If they can make this a universal accessory for two or three generations of Notes it could be a killer feature.
     
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    Gloria found this video and the guy in it claims it's compatible with all Samsung smartphones including the original Note.

     
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    And the thing is, for $99 it really isn't that big of an investment. I've honestly spent nearly that for a top notch leather case for some of my devices in the past.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 10.1
     
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    Hi
    Is there something similiar for Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Note?
    Thanks for your help.


     
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