Samsung 86s QWERTY dock for three popular tablets, replaces it with two part accessory

Samsung 86s QWERTY dock for three popular tablets, replaces it with two part accessory
Eh, what's up dock? According to U.K. retailer Clove,  what's up is the news that Samsung has decided to 86 the QWERTY keyboard dock for three of its tablet models. The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1  and the Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 will be saying adios to the single piece QWERTY dock that has had supply issues since November, according to Clove.

The retailer says that Samsung plans on replacing the single piece dock with one that is made up of two parts. One part is a tablet stand while the other part is a QWERTY keyboard that uses Bluetooth to connect to the tablet. The tablet stand half of the accessory is also designed to recharge the slate once connected to it. 

Some might argue that by turning a one piece accessory into something with two parts, Samsung is making the accessory less portable and more of a hassle to drag around. Even more of a pain is the higher price that Clove says the new two-piece stand and QWERTY dock will cost.  Right now, Clove has images of the tablet stand portion of the accessory, along with a price (£24.95 including tax, or $39.14 USD), a model number and a launch date of later this month. What it doesn't have yet is all of the information for the Bluetooth powered QWERTY.

source: Clove via  Slashgear



1. chocolatebear76

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

Not very wise sammy,make changes only when needed by customers

2. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

While ASUS is horrid with device firmware support (the ICS release for my TF101 is absolute s**te, and others report the same for the Prime and Infinity as well as loads of other issues), the dock is second to NONE! Being able to turn my Tablet from a simple tablet, to almost a laptop, is damn near the best thing EVER! Not to mention that I have the OG Galaxy Tab for Verizon with the dock, and using that thing anywhere else then a desk, is a damn joke, and considering the dock style hasnt changed, its still a joke! This new dock however, turn it from being a joke, to just not being an option at all... ASUS will forever remain king when it comes to Tablet+Dock

3. ReaperChief

Posts: 31; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I don't understand why Samsung doesn't make a Transformer dock(with a battery) for their tablets..

4. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

Either get a keyboard dock like the Asus or even at least like the Samsung ATIV does. Or they should bring back the bluetooth keyboard case like they had for the original Galaxy Tab 10.1, it was better than most of the ipad cases out.

5. StarrWulfe

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

I really wish there was something like a Galaxy Note 2 Padfone... now that would get BOUGHT.

6. IMConnected

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

I have had the keyboard dock with my Samsung Galaxy Tab, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 plus, and it is not very portable, compared to something like the Logitech Keyboard, with the sleeve of the KB changing into a stand. I have since changed to a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, with a Logitech Keyboard and find it is a really good match (although some changes to the KB would be nice). It is definitely more portable than the KB Dock. The really nice thing about a 2-piece, is the possibility of putting your tablet in one spot, and having the KB anywhere (lap, table, in hand, etc.)

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