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ASUS Nexus 7One of the features that I really rate with the ASUS range of Transformer tablets is the docking station. I know I am biased, but the sheer genius of the idea is worth a gasp or two in my book. Instead of a flimsy cover or expensive leather suit and tie to protect it, the Transformer has a dock which can clamshell close, just like a notebook.

This docking station adds battery life, protects the mothership (a.k.a. tablet) and is far easier to type on than the screen when you need to punch out high speed emails. So my delight when the rumours were confirmed and the announcement of a docking station for the Nexus 7 was, well, announced, is hard to suppress.

The new Nexus 7 docking station is the first official dock accessory for this tiny, powerful tablet, and its arrival in the UK is likely to be some time in the future with Japan and the USA strong candidates for first place.

It is compatible with a 3.5mm audio jack for easy listening, and holds the Nexus 7 in perfect place so you can surf, read, watch and explore without having to use both hands. While not the all-dancing and singing docking station that accompanies the Transformer range of tablets, this docking station is not to be sneezed at. I have found that my battery life drains quite quickly when I am in the throes of some hardcore working or viewing, and this accessory could very easily save the day.

What’s also worth noting is that there is a micro-USB slot and that it measures around 64 x 65 x 219mm and is lightweight and easy to take with you on the go – always handy for keeping your Nexus 7 charged while at meetings.

I love it and I would love to add one to my Christmas Wish List this year.

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