Google Nexus 7 gets official dock and posh case

The official extras for the Google Nexus 7 Android tablet have been leaked, including a dock and posh case.

At £160, the Google Nexus 7 Android tablet is such a bargain you've probably got some change to splash out on accessories. The official extras have been leaked, including a dock and posh case.

Swedish site Nordic Hardware spotted the accessories, but has since deleted the story. Too late, kamraten! The dock, posh case and coloured regular case are already out in the open.

The dock sits your Nexus 7 at an angle, placed sideways in landscape orientation for watching movies, TV and videos. It includes a micro USB connector for charging as you use the Nexus 7, with a 3.5mm audio-out for connecting to speakers.

It appears you can't adjust the angle of the dock, which isn't ideal if the light reflects on the screen or if you want to change your sitting position. Still, it does hold the tablet in an easy-to-see position when you're sitting at your desk or any other time you need to see the tablet while keeping your hands free, like when you're pootling about the kitchen with a recipe on the screen.

The dock weighs 300g and comes in any colour as long as it's black. It will cost $50 in the US.

If you're of the snootier persuasion and want to disguise the fact your Nexus 7 set you back less than half a monkey, a posh premium leather case will come in four different colours: burgundy, orange, brown and white. It has a microfibre inside cover to protect your screen and reinforced glass fibre backing to protect against drops and shocks. The US price is set to be $40.

There are also various colours of the already unveiled plastic travel case on the cards, in different shades of grey, pink, orange and blue. The back of the polyurethane case is designed to be the same texture as the back of the tablet, and costs $20.

The new kit is set to arrive at the end of August for US customers, so fingers crossed it won't take too long to wing its way across to this side of the pond.

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