ASUS and Google launched the Nexus 7 with much hype and expectations, and managed to live up to it quite convincingly. The price to features ratio was fantastic and that’s what led to the success of the device. However, unlike many other tablets, we haven’t seen of any accessories for this ASUS made tablet, although we heard a few rumors earlier this month. But it seems like ASUS has one in store for Nexus 7 owners after all with a new dock being surfaced in the unlikeliest of places. A customer seems to have accessed the Nexus 7 dock a day prior to its official release in Japan, thanks to his bonding with the store owner. The accessory apparently was brought from a store called Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara, Japan. The user was kind enough to upload a unboxing and hands on video of the said dock showing it off briefly. Sadly there’s no more info to go with than what we have here, but it is hoped that the accessory will shortly see a much wider release soon.
The docking station makes use of the pogo pins on the left of the Nexus 7 to connect, which means there’s no portrait functionality with this dock. That should be a deal breaker for a few users out there. The dock also comes with a 3.5mm headphone/speaker jack to play content from the tablet on your speakers. It also has a micro USB port to charge the bad boy up. The hands on video uploaded on YouTube is the first of its kind as the title suggests, and there have been no live pictures of the ASUS Nexus 7 dock prior to this. It seems like the dock is out of stock on ASUS Japan’s site already. The status of the dock on the online store changed from coming soon to sold out, which could mean that the device sold fairly well, or perhaps ASUS took it down deliberately.
It’s good to finally see that ASUS just doesn’t make tablets, but build accessories for them too. The company is known for the widely popular ASUS Transformer range of tablets, so I guess we should have seen this coming. Although this a pretty standard dock, it’s a welcome addition. Now what’s left to see is when Google or ASUS will announce this in the U.S and other countries where the Nexus 7 is sold. What do you think of this new accessory? Will you get one for your Nexus 7 if it is made available? Check out the video below for a glimpse of what the Nexus 7 dock looks like.