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Title: what ever happend to the charging dock station we saw in the commercial??
Post by: hotkoko on March 13, 2013, 03:12:54 PM
That commercial was from the holidays..said coming soon..  I still can't find a docking station for my nexus 10 anywhere..  Anyone know where I can find one??
Title: Re: what ever happend to the charging dock station we saw in the commercial??
Post by: Efin on March 13, 2013, 04:55:48 PM
In the commercial is the only place they exist, they don't actually exist. I'd buy one now if available.

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Title: Re: what ever happend to the charging dock station we saw in the commercial??
Post by: hotkoko on March 13, 2013, 05:48:46 PM
Can't seem to find anything on any site I go to.  Starting to think that maybe a dock station doesn't exist
Title: Re: what ever happend to the charging dock station we saw in the commercial??
Post by: Efin on March 13, 2013, 06:25:37 PM
Can't seem to find anything on any site I go to.  Starting to think that maybe a dock station doesn't exist
Like I said, a dock made specifically for the Nexus 10 does not exist yet, one for the Nexus 7 did however just come out.  There are generic docks out there, but they do not charge via pogos etc, one is just a stand and one that has blue tooth speakers...
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Title: Re: what ever happend to the charging dock station we saw in the commercial??
Post by: bobmcc on March 16, 2013, 08:27:25 AM
A while back I saw something on YouTube that made me think about a dock...

...but when I thought more about it I decided that it wouldn't be a good fit for me. Mostly because I only use the N10 to keep my wife company while she watches TV.

I can see its usefulness for those without a laptop or desktop though.
Title: Re: what ever happend to the charging dock station we saw in the commercial??
Post by: Efin on March 16, 2013, 11:12:39 AM
A while back I saw something on YouTube that made me think about a dock...

...but when I thought more about it I decided that it wouldn't be a good fit for me. Mostly because I only use the N10 to keep my wife company while she watches TV.

I can see its usefulness for those without a laptop or desktop though.
One of the main reasons I think a dock is not for me is that most any dock, for a phone or tablet requires that the device is to be "naked" / without a case/cover, and as I use cases/covers on my phones and tablets, I would need to remove the device from the cover and then place the device into the dock.
The only group that docks work with are those who use no covers, unless of course you use an iPad or other that have a quickly removable cover that attaches with a magnet etc.

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Title: Re: what ever happend to the charging dock station we saw in the commercial??
Post by: Babyfacemagee on March 16, 2013, 11:59:38 AM
A while back I saw something on YouTube that made me think about a dock...

...but when I thought more about it I decided that it wouldn't be a good fit for me. Mostly because I only use the N10 to keep my wife company while she watches TV.

I can see its usefulness for those without a laptop or desktop though.

I remember the dock you are talking about.  I'm not sure if that was an 'official' accessory or some one-off they put in the commercial.  There are some 3rd party docks you can use with the N10 but I haven't seen an official one released or announced as of yet.  I'm surprised we haven't seen more official accessories for the Nexus 10 but then again Google has dragged its feet on official accessories for the Nexus 7 as well with their dock only becoming available in the last week or two.
Title: Re: what ever happend to the charging dock station we saw in the commercial??
Post by: S.Prime on March 16, 2013, 04:19:42 PM
Notably the dock for the Nexus 7 sold almost immediately.

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Title: Re: what ever happend to the charging dock station we saw in the commercial??
Post by: lulu on May 04, 2013, 05:44:52 PM
It's not the official one from the commercial, but there's this guy on XDA that built his own, and put up instruction on how to do it yourself, from a Toshiba Thrive dock and the pogo cable.  I made my own following his instructions and it works pretty well.  He's also selling them  too.  You guys should check it out if you're interested. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2233894 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2233894)
Title: Re: what ever happend to the charging dock station we saw in the commercial??
Post by: Efin on May 05, 2013, 09:32:46 AM
It's not the official one from the commercial, but there's this guy on XDA that built his own, and put up instruction on how to do it yourself, from a Toshiba Thrive dock and the pogo cable.  I made my own following his instructions and it works pretty well.  He's also selling them  too.  You guys should check it out if you're interested. [url]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2233894[/url] ([url]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2233894[/url])

Thanks LULU for finding and passing thus along, kudos to you and C...B... over on XDA.
This is awesome and I have just bought the components, I considered getting his prefabricated one one ebay, but I love to do projects like this myself... Reminds me of an xbox mod I did 10 years ago...
Thanks again
Title: Re: what ever happend to the charging dock station we saw in the commercial??
Post by: Efin on May 12, 2013, 12:48:18 PM
Just finished the Dock with the parts listed, only I didn't wire the pogo to the board as is shown on the original dock directions, I simply ran the USB end out the old HDMI opening and then it is able to be plugged into into the charger base at the power outlet. It doesn't look as clean with the cable always attached as the Ops dock as far as the cord is concerned, but functionality is identical.  Love it.
Title: Re: what ever happend to the charging dock station we saw in the commercial??
Post by: lulu on July 18, 2013, 02:24:31 PM
Looks like there's a new one from the guy making the unofficial ones.  Looks pretty promising.  Might just get one.   

http://www.nexus10dock.com/product/homemade-google-nexus-10-dock-with-magnetic-charging (http://www.nexus10dock.com/product/homemade-google-nexus-10-dock-with-magnetic-charging)
Title: Re: what ever happend to the charging dock station we saw in the commercial??
Post by: Efin on July 18, 2013, 09:45:50 PM
Looks like there's a new one from the guy making the unofficial ones.  Looks pretty promising.  Might just get one.   

[url]http://www.nexus10dock.com/product/homemade-google-nexus-10-dock-with-magnetic-charging[/url] ([url]http://www.nexus10dock.com/product/homemade-google-nexus-10-dock-with-magnetic-charging[/url])

A whopping $70, wow he's proud of that, make it yourself, less than $30, and darn fun to make. I love mine took me less than an hour, give or take the dry time for the epoxy, been working great for 2 months and it certainly does charge faster.