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Samsung Galaxy Nexus pogo dock goes on sale, sort of

Samsung Galaxy Nexus pogo dock goes on sale, sort of
We're pretty sure that Samsung is stretching a bit on this one. The company has finally released a dock for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which will allow users to charge the device using the three-dot pogo pin connector. The dock also includes a 3.5mm audio port for listening to music (although it looks as though you'd need to bring your own speakers). The thing is that Samsung is charging $89.99 for the dock, which seems pretty crazy to us. 

The selling points for the dock (according to the blurb on Samsung's product page) are that it is easier than "fumbling around with cords" and that charging via the pogo pins will make your device last longer by reducing "stress on the phone connector every time you plug in to charge". We're sure the pogo pins will reduce "stress on the phone connector", but is anyone having so much trouble "fumbling around with cords" to warrant a $90 dock?

It seems there are enough people stressed about that sort of thing, because by the time we finished writing this piece, the dock was already on back order from Samsung's site. Maybe we'll see it get to some other retailers soon enough with a bit of a price drop. 

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posted on 24 Feb 2012, 17:19 1

1. pbui.818 (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

This totally diminishes perhaps even defeats the benefits of having a standard charging connector as mandated by the EU and implemented in the form of microUSB!

I like having a durable alternative to that microUSB because my Samsung phone's microUSB connector actually failed forcing me to use an external charger. This Samsung phone is a refurbished replacement for my original Samsung Galaxy phone. I've had all kinds of problems with durability, battery life and memory/crashes.

I'd rather have wireless inductive charging if there's to be a replacement for microUSB.
Otherwise, just make sure it's compatible with phones from all manufacturers!!!!!

(As always, I want my phone to have a physical QWERTY keyboard and microSDXC card slot and 3500mAh battery)

(Dream phone also has 2-4 GB RAM, 64GB onboard NAND memory, 1280x800 AMOLED, 1920x1200 pico projector)

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 18:58 5

2. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 272; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)

was wondering where a dock would be.

but im not dishing out 90 dollars samsung

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 19:47 4

3. davelisa3210 (Posts: 8; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

EXCUSE ME!!!!! $90.00 And not one mention of a HDMI connection. I think I'll continue to reeeach for that coord....... And pluuuug it in, ooooh the drudgery! Oh and by the way, I purchased a micro usb to HDMI mhl adapter from monoprice for $12.00 and a few days of ground delivery.

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