Official ASUS Nexus 7 Accessories Spotted With Date and Pricing – Dock, Travel and Premium Covers

As it stands, there are very few options when it comes to outfitting your Nexus 7 in official accessories. Yes, you can find 3rd party cases on Amazon, but if you’re looking for something a little more official, the only real option has been the official Nexus 7 hard case over on the Play Store.

Today, the folks over at Nordic Hardware got a hold of a few leaked slides, showing a handful of official ASUS accessories including a dock, travel case, and premium cover. The colorful TPU cases we’ve actually seen before, but now we know the price, at around 20 and launching sometime around July 16th.

ASUS will also also have a premium cover for the Nexus 7 priced at $40, featuring premium materials, and launching around August 31st. Finally, there’s the official Nexus 7 dock from ASUS, which will finally take advantage of the 3-pin connector, holding the device snugly in landscape mode, priced at $50 and launching late August as well.

What do you guys think? You guys have your heart set on any of these? Or do some of the 3rd party options seem like a better fit for your Nexus 7 and your wallet?

[NordicHardware | Via Droid-Life]

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  • sergio batz

    Maybe just the dock now only if it had speakers in it.

  • Pkmmte

    You never sleep, do you Chris? =P

  • sygyzy

    Unless I am missing something, it seems like neither of the covers have magnetic inserts, which means they don’t take advantage of the “smart cover” feature.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Yeah, I looked through the spec sheet, didn’t see anything about smart wake/sleep functions.. I thought for sure at least the premium cover would have it. Strange.

    • PhilNelwyn

      They don’t take advantage of the “patent war” feature either… :P
      Maybe they have it but it’s not advertised?

      • Michael Thompson

        I don’t bet on stuff like probablys nowadays when it comes to stuff like this.
        If they aren’t flogging it, it’s probably not there.

        • PhilNelwyn

          “Probably” not there? ^^
          I agree with you, but we know the feature is here though, what would be missing is just a magnet, as Chris demonstrated, you just have to stick one on any case and the magic happens.

          • http://twitter.com/nrbovee n.r. bovee

            You shouldn’t have to “just stick one on.” My $7 Poetica case already has one in place. Once again aftermarket > official product.

          • PhilNelwyn

            Yeah, but what if the case you prefer doesn’t have a magnet? You can choose it and add one, that’s a good thing.
            Remember that you’re lucky to have the feature, because Apple has a patent for it (http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/20/apple-snags-a-patent-for-the-smart-covers-magnetic-know-how/ ), so if the only way for Google and Asus to provide it was to do it “undercover”, don’t blame them for doing so.

  • No_Nickname90

    Hmm… Why would I want that dock if I can just get a case with a stand? LoL!! I’m sorry, but all I see are waste of money. Docks are so useless unless they have something special going on with them.

    As for the case, I’m not too sure. It looks cool, but no. Think Ima stick to my 3rd party. 3rd party stuff is generally better. Generally…

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      2 things I’m not: A tablet guy, and a dock guy. :p

      I think I’m weird.

      • Michael Thompson

        (Insert “Different Strokes” theme here)

        No problem as long as you stay an “interesting writer” guy. :D

      • No_Nickname90

        Weird is saying that the iPhone is better with apps lyk AirCalc being in existence. But who am I to start a flame war? LoL!!

    • Michael Thompson

      I have to agree there.
      That dock offers no real advantages over what I’m using now.

      -and of course the cases aren’t compatible with it, so why do I want any of this?
      Sorry to be down on ‘em, but any third-party case with a stand feature and you’re pretty much there.

    • Ben Kapferer

      Not to mention the dock is $50 dollars. That’s way too much money for what is basically a plastic wedge with audio/video ports.

      • No_Nickname90

        Um…? No. Let’s not give this dock any justice. It just has audio out. LoL!!

        As if the device doesn’t have that itself. Now if the dock DID have some HDMI output, it may attract a few more customers.

  • Cody1224

    It is actually a 4 pin connector on the Nexus 7

  • King_James_The_Wicked

    Why would I spend $50 on a stand for a $200 tablet if I can not use it with the case on the tablet? Unless this thing will charge while cased I see no point in it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jack-E-Mabry-Jr/1726259049 Jack E Mabry Jr

    Hmm, with that dock I might be able to turn that into my alarm clock and get rid of the iHome/iPod combo I currently use.

  • redrooster13

    The first cover said it launched July 16th? Where can I get it then?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=526140936 John Higgins

    Amusing that people will pay 20 bucks for the official case which from videos I have seen looks like it cost about 2 bucks to make.

  • tq745

    Testing

  • http://www.facebook.com/SquigglesbeeMcFicklebottom Josh Robertson

    I bought a cover from ebay from japan that works with the magnetic feature that shuts it on and off. Comes with a stylus, extra charging cable, and screen protector all for 6 bucks. Even stands up in landscape mode, plus a bonus cleaning cloth. Comfortable to hold, and cheap. I love it.