Google Nexus 7 Official Dock and Cases Revealed

If we gave out a gadget of the month prize, the Google Nexus 7 would probably have won it last month. It’s a bloomin’ bargain, and now some official Asus-made accessories have been revealed to lighten your wallet further.

The Google Nexus 7 dock and case were leaked by website Nordic Hardware, complete with piccies. The most interesting of the two is, naturally, the dock. It’s a simple affair, designed to hold up the 7in tablet on a desk, rather than hook it up to your TV.

It does offer some functionality, though. There’s a microUSB port on the back of the dock to enable charging, alongside a 3.5mm audio socket, making it easy to hook the tablet up to a Hi-Fi. Thankfully, there’s no need to connect the tablet up to the dock manually from the USB on the bottom of the tablet – it uses metal contacts on the Nexus 7’s side.

The dock is to retail for $49, which should equate to around £39 here – if we’re lucky. It’s due out on August 24 in the US.

The Asus Premium Cover was the second leaked accessory for the low-cost tab. It’s a $39 case that protects the Nexus 7’s front and rear. Made from leather on the outside and microfiber on the inside, it earns its “Premium” name. It’ll come in four colours – orange, red, white and black. It also has glass fiber bumpers to further protect the tablet.

Can’t afford $40? A simpler plastic travel case is also on the way, and will cost $20. It’ll come in grey, pink, blue and orange shades.

Read our full Google Nexus 7 review.


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