Nexus 7 dock to go on sale this month for $39.99

The new Asus dock will offer a mini-USB port and a 3.5mm audio-out jack.

Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Nexus 7 owners will soon be able to pick up an Asus-made dock for their Asus-made tablet.

Citing a "reliable source," The Verge says that Asus will offer the dock in the U.S. within the next two weeks at a price tag of $39.99.

Though the Nexus 7 is branded and sold under Google's name, Asus is the actual manufacturer. Asus has been busy demoing the new dock at CES this week.

Backing up The Verge's claim on the upcoming release is a product page for the dock from Manhattan retailer B&H. The page shows the price of the dock and gives an expected delivery date of January 16. Fellow retailer Adorama also lists the dock and its price but says the product is currently back-ordered.

The dock comes with a mini-USB port for charging the Nexus 7 and a 3.5mm audio jack for playing music through external speakers. Other Nexus 7 docks have been released by third-party vendors and at cheaper prices, but this is the first one made directly by Asus.

About the author

Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.


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