Retailer updates Nexus 7 dock expectancy to January 16th

 B&H Photo was supposed to ship the official dock for the ASUS Nexus 7 starting today, so we decided to check up on that estimation. Can’t say we’re surprised that the original date has been pushed back a tad — the retailer is now saying the docks will ship January 16th. That’s not much of a delay compared to the 10th, but considering Google nor ASUS has made any date official then it’s not wise to put much stock into anything a third party says.

Still, we believe the wait won’t be long at all. The Verge has heard (from the typical “trusted source,” of course) that the dock will ship within two weeks, and has confirmed the $40 price tag we’ve been hearing will hold up. Folks in the UK will be unhappy to hear that the rumored price in those parts of the world is £79 — for a dock that does little more than cradle and charge a Nexus 7, as well as delivers its tunes through a set of small speakers, that seems a bit steep.

Don’t curse the name of ASUS or Google just yet, though, as it’s not wise to spill too many emotions before it’s all official. We’ll keep our eye on B&H’s shipping estimates as it seems to be the only reliable retailer with any semblance of an idea of when this thing is shipping. Even the Google Play Store is devoid of any information regarding the dock, but it clearly exists and we are closer than we’ve ever been to seeing it arrive.

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  • King_James_The_Wicked

    I wish that my Nexus 7 could fit in a cradle with my Portenzo case on it. I do plan on buying one of these docks when it comes out though…

  • gmaninvan

    Is that HDMI on the back of that thing? Because that would be sweet.

    • scoter man1

      I think its a mini usb according to the article on the verge

  • Zemo Munro

    Well I remain totally insensed with a £79.00 price tag for those of us living in UK…Why? …..what is so different about the Nexus 7 official dock being sold in U.K to what is being sold in U.S for half the price?…I hope these rumours are totally unfounded….The whole exercise is totally invidious!

    • Jamesc73

      sorry but you have to be very naive to think for a second they will sell a dock for 79 euros. thats over $100 which is completely out of the question for a dock.

  • http://www.geekchoice.com/washington-dc Dagmar Schneitz

    The dock is a great idea, but I’m still wrestling with the price. Is it really worth $40 just to hold up your Nexus 7?

    • phor11

      “Is it really worth $40 just to hold up your Nexus7?” – No
      But it IS worth $40 to not have to worry about messing up the microUSB port every time you plug it in to charge.

  • Haggie

    For that price, it should come with a Bluetooth keyboard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/martynbutler.uk Martyn Butler

    UK Not going to continue to be ripped off – Just DONT buy it – within weeks there will be a dozen of these things about with perhaps sound built in … keyboard sets – WAIT

  • http://twitter.com/hamlinjesse Jesse Hamlin

    I have the official nexus 7 case….So am I going to have to take it off to charge it and hold it in the dock? If so then whats the point?

    • feztheforeigner

      To dock your normal Nexus 7 into. The point is that everyone doesn’t have their Nexus 7s in a case…

  • zhengshuang