CNET First Look
Microsoft's Display Dock lets you get the most out of ContinuumTurn your Lumia phone into a makeshift PC with the Microsoft Display Dock accessory.
[SOUND] The Microsoft Display Dock is a tiny device that gives you a hard wired connection between your Windows Phone an external display, a cabled mouse, and all while charging your phone at the same time. Connecting your Windows Phone via USB USB-C port in the front. The dock also has three USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI out, DisplayPort out, and another USB-C connection to power it from the back. The dock is designed purely for Continuum, a new feature of the Windows 10 mobile operating system that lets you use your phone as a makeshift PC in conjunction with a larger screen size. Now you could do this using a screen mirroring feature on your big screen TV, even adding in a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. But power users are probably gonna want to look at the dock for those hardwired connections. Despite its small size, the dock is actually quite heavy, around half a pound or 230 grams. And this means that a thicker HDMI cable won't drag it off a surface. It also gives the dock a really quite solid and professional feel. The Microsoft Display Dock costs $80 in the US or 149 if you're in Australia and it's a good way to get the most out of the Continuum functionality. Head to cnet.com for more on the display dock as well as full reviews of the new latest Lumia Windows phones. [MUSIC]