New Samsung Galaxy Note II Smart Dock turns the device into a desktop

October 31, 2012
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An awesome new accessory for the Samsung Galaxy Note II has surfaced, and it allows you to turn the device into a desktop. It has plenty of ports for connecting wired peripherals. It is currently listed in the US on Samsung's site and at UK retailer Clove. Samsung's website lists the dock for $99.99, and Clove says "pricing and availability to be confirmed."


The dock features three USB ports and a full-sized HDMI port for connecting the phone to a monitor or TV in full 1080p. It also features a 3.5mm stereo port for connecting it to speakers. The dock also features a microUSB input for charging the phone and keeping itself powered. The phone can be used as normal when docked, and it even fits flip covers for the phone.

How you use the dock will depend on your needs. The USB ports offer enough flexibility to use a mouse and keyboard and make it a desktop replacement. You can use it as a hub for a media center. It really comes down to your preferences, and how you want to use the device.

Of course, the dock is small and portable. You can fold it up and carry it around easily. The device is available for preorder in the US on Samsung's website, but Samsung has not added shipping information, so we are unsure of exactly when you will receive one if you preorder. Want more information on the Galaxy Note II? Check out our review.

[via SlashGear]


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  • James Harrison

    Looks like a good idea, might pick one up when it’s available in the U.K

  • http://profiles.google.com/xsehcx Daniel Dombrowski

    this should fit the note 1 right, the micro usb is still in the middle at the bottom of the phone. Don’t see why it shouldn’t. Thoughts?

    • http://www.facebook.com/kingoftowns Michael Reynaga

      Most likely will fit but HDMI will not work on the Note 1. It will however work in the GS3

      • Kyle Wickstrom

        Is it confirmed this will work with the GS3? I see the value in this, but heard both yes and no.

      • Theodric

        My Note 1 outputs HDMI just fine. I use the functionality regularly. What’s different about this dock?

  • Atomic Oxygen

    Great idea!

  • http://WebPieRat.com/ Jill Kocher

    I WANT one, but I’m pretty sure I don’t NEED it. It will be interesting to see if it can replace a laptop for a quick travel, as long as you’re going someplace where you’ll have a keyboard and monitor. That would definitely justify it.

  • notlofty

    I’ve been wanting something like this for my S3! It seems like they should be compatible, tho I just hope use of a dock doesn’t require anything in the TouchWiz framework as I prefer AOSP.
    A little pricey tho it does provide a bit of functionality.

  • Alan

    2 moths later and still not available… shame I had it on my Christmas list