Samsung Galaxy Note II Smart Dock turns phablet into desktop !!
A new Smart Dock for the Samsung Galaxy Note II has surfaced, turning the stylus-toting smartphone into a mini desktop setup with plentiful connectivity for a display and wired peripherals. Listed at Samsung US’ site as well as at UK retailer Clove, the 76.96€ accessory has three USB ports and a full-sized HDMI output, squirting up to 1080p Full HD onto a TV or monitor.
There’s also a 3.5mm stereo audio output, for hooking up a set of speakers, and a microUSB input for charging the phone and powering the Smart Dock itself. The Note II can be used as normal when docked in place – including for making phone calls – and if you’ve a flip cover fitted you won’t need to remove it in order to slot it in. So, you could use the Smart Dock to turn your Note II into a desktop computer replacement, with a full-sized keyboard and mouse to navigate via Android – and all the usual Android apps – on a large display.
Alternatively, it could form the hub of a media system, hooked up to your TV and with external storage plugged into the USB ports.