Google today announced that they plan to sell accessories alongside their respective devices in the Google Play Store. Yep that’s right, you guessed it, that means HSPA+ (GSM) Galaxy Nexus accessories at this time only. Too bad it took over six months for the official accessories to show up but I guess now is better than never. One thing worth mentioning, though. You must reside in U.S. in order to see the available accessories otherwise you will get the “We’re sorry, the document you requested is not available in your country,” message.
Currently available is the Vehicle Dock and Landscape dock, both of which sport the 3-pin functionality and run $54 each. Also available is the portrait style Desk dock with and HDMI output and a full USB port for charging and transferring data. The desk dock is a little cheaper at $49 and when compared to Samsung’s direct pricing, Google’s price’s are much lower all around. It’s probably worth mentioning that you LTE users will probably find that all theses accessories are not compatible with LTE devices. Bum deal, huh? Talk to Big Red about that one.
To see the newly added accesories for yourself, hit up the Play Store link below.
Google Play Store
If you are a Galaxy Nexus owner chances are you have been wondering where in the H-E-double-hockey-sticks the 3-pin navigation mount is. It was only recently that the GSM version of the device received access to the other 3-pin accessories and until now the nav mount was nowhere to be seen. UK online retailer Clove UK has finally gotten word that the official 3-pin mount will be in stock next Tuesday, May 22nd and will retail for £49.99 ($79). You can place your order now and they will ship out the mount first thing on Tuesday. Hit up the source link to place your order.
We still haven’t heard a peep about when, or if the accessory will be available here in the states but you can bet your bottom dollar that we will let you know if it does ever become available. The navigation mount is one of the main features that I was looking forward to when purchasing the Galaxy Nexus and I am still a bit bitter that Verizon hasn’t approved the official navigation mount. Way to go Big Red. Hopefully you Sprint customers have better luck.
source: Clove UK
While we told you yesterday that the Galaxy S III would be receiving full accessory treatment we’ve decided to entice you just a little bit more with some video coverage of the accessories in action. The folks over at MobileFun were nice enough to get some video footage of these accessories and thought they’d share it with the world. And we thought we’d share it with you folks.
As we told you before the device will have a cover, spare battery/phone dock, and C-Pen stylus to use. While the wireless charging kit will be delayed until the end of the summer we hope that the videos of the other official accessories in action will be enough to tide you over until they actually become available. As of right now there isn’t word on pricing or word on release dates however it would be expected that we see a release of these items close to the May 30th launch of S III. As soon as we find out we’ll let you know.
Check out the videos after the break:
Samsung has just released press photos of their official Samsung Galaxy S III accessories. Included are the C-Pen, Wi-Fi Display Hub, Flip Cover, and battery charger and stand.
Hit the break for details and high res press photos.
Well friends the most anticipated device is officially here, but the Galaxy S III didn’t come alone. That’s why Sammy took some time during its Unpacked event to also introduce some pretty neat compliments to the Galaxy S III smartphone. From car docks to a battery charging stand to an HDMI adapter, Sammy has you covered. The most intriguing accessory however, involves a novel mp3 player called the S-pebble which works with Sammy’s Media Hub app and the Allshare Cast dongle, which allows users of the device to connect the smartphone to a TV wirelessly.
Additional info and images of the accessories are still to come, so stay tuned with Talk Android. But why not start here for now? You’ll find more photos once you hit the break.
Those of you who live in the UK can shout FINALLY at the top of your lungs if you want as Clove UK is now offering accessories for your Galaxy Nexus devices. While it’s been almost 6 months since the initial release of the device, those in the UK have been made to wait patiently while their US counterparts have been able to purchase accessories since release day. We did inform you back in January that we’d see official accessories then, but it got delayed to February and well, got delayed again. However this is no longer the case. Upon checking the Clove site, you will find various accessories that include:
- An HDMI Dock
- A Desktop Dock
- An MHL/HDMI Adaptor
- Spare batteries
- A Spare Battery Charger
As you can see the only thing missing is the car dock. However given that these other accessories are available, the car dock can’t be too far behind. So if you live in the UK and are interested in snagging an awesome dock for your device hit the source link below. You can pick up the HDMI dock for £42 (roughly $68) and the desktop dock for £49.99 (roughly $81). I don’t know about you folks out there on that side of the pond but this would definitely get me excited if I had to wait that long.
If you’ve ever owned an iPod, iPhone or iPad, chances are you’ve probably owned an iHome device too. While the iHome brand is a popular one, more than a few Android users have been wondering when iHome would show some love to the Android platform. Well iHome has finally come through and introduced a new line of budget accessories for Android devices. The line of accessories are available as of the time of this writing, but are limited to 2 products for now, but will grow over time. The first product is the iC50, a $59.99 alarm clock radio dock. The second product is the iC3, a $39.99 charging dock for Android tablets and smartphones which includes a speaker and doubles as a stand. There’s a third product which will be released around the summertime called the iC16, which is a compact portable alarm clock stereo speaker with USB charging which will also run around $59.99.
Want to see more? Hit the source links for more details.
source: iC50 | iC3
We are one step closer to a few ASUS jewels landing in the palms of our hands. For starters, we know you have been talking about the PadFone, the most intriguing of the upcoming devices for some time now. Sure there have been pre-orders available for it in Taiwan since earlier in the month, but what about the rest of us? Well for those of you in Europe at least, the wait will not last much longer. While at the ASUS Milan Design Week 2012, ASUS has confirmed the Padfone will arrive in Italy in late May– which is the same time the device should launch elsewhere in Europe. The company even gave details of the upcoming release by highlighting the smartphone and the tablet combo (which will be known as Padfone Station) will go for EUR 699 ($915 USD), while the keyboard (known as the PadFone Dock) will cost EUR 149 more ($195 USD).
ASUS doesn’t stop there either folks. The mouthwatering Transformer Pad Infinity 700 will arrive in Italy on June 10th. Also known as the Transformer Prime HD, it will arrive as a 64GB WiFi-only model for EUR 600 ($785 USD). The keyboard dock accessory will cost EUR 149 ($195) like the PadFone Dock. Oh and those of you looking for something premium, but not too premium will be able to find the Transformer Prime 300 next month for EUR 400 ($525 USD) for the WiFi version and EUR 500 ($655) for the 3G version. Ladies and gents— get ready to break open your wallets and pocketbooks.
source: Notebook Italia
To compliment Sony’s new Xperia phones, the company has also announced a SmartDock accessory that will connect your Xperia device to your home television. The dock itself outputs via HDMI and serves as a media hub to access your music, video as well as your photos. On a newer TV equipped with HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), you can even use your television remote to navigate your smartphone or play with your favorite Android app. An optional keyboard and mouse is also available to help give you that “full PC experience”.
I beg to differ on the whole full experience viewpoint, but I must say this is definitely a nice solid step in the right direction for combining your smartphone with your home entertainment system. Make sure to keep tuned to TalkAndroid for more updates from Mobile World Conference 2012. Full press release after the break.
The other day we brought you a review of the Andru Charger. Created by Power by Gen, this charger is an Android Lover’s dream. Well at the end of that review we hinted at an up and coming contest where you the reader could get your hands on one of these awesome chargers. Well thanks to the awesome folks over at Power by Gen four of you will win one of these Andru chargers.
All you have to do is head on over to the contest thread in the forums and follow the three simple rules. They include following Andru on Twitter, liking the Power by Gen Facebook page and finally telling us in the contest thread what device you plan on charging first with Andru. You have until Monday, February 20th at 11:59pm EST to enter.
We will pick 4 random winners and announce them on Tuesday, February 21st. Winners will receive an email in the account associated with their forum username. Only one entry per username will be accepted so no need for multiple entries.
If you aren’t one of the lucky winners of this contest you can head on over to the Power By Gen web site to purchase one of these.
Click here to enter the contest!
Congratulations to the following winners:
pltnmdrgn0904 – First Samsung Captivate, then HTC Inspire 4g, then the Kindle Fire
Phunk311- I’d charge up my Motorola DROID RAZR!
aj34 – my evo
whiteout7942 – Rooted Droid 4
Thank you everyone for playing and we should have another contest up soon.