Google’s Nexus 7 Dock Finally Launches for $29.99, Already Sold Out

Google vowed to release a charging dock for its flagship Nexus 7 tablet months ago, and now that day has finally come. Google’s official Nexus 7 charging station hit the Google Play store on Thursday for $29.99–but don’t count on grabbing one just yet. To no one’s surprise, the long-awaited accessory is already temporarily out of stock.

The ASUS-crafted dock houses a microUSB port to charge your Nexus 7 while it’s propped up in landscape mode and comes with a 3.5mm audio output jack. It also supports wireless music playback via Bluetooth and features a polished black exterior with a rubber base.

This isn’t the first time Google has struggled to keep up with overwhelming demand. The company’s Nexus 4 flagship smartphone has fluctuated in and out of stock ever since it debuted in the Google Play store back in November. During its quarterly earnings report in January, Google CEO Larry Page acknowledged the Nexus supply chain issues.

“Clearly there is work to be done in managing our supply better, besides building a great customer experience that is a priority for our teams,” Page said in reference to Google’s Nexus devices during its quarterly earnings conference call.

There’s no word on when the dock will be back in stock, but if you’re looking to get your hands on a charging base today, online retailers such as Ratuken are offering alternative accessories


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Lisa Eadicicco
Lisa Eadicicco
Lisa has been reporting on all things mobile for Laptopmag.com since early 2013. When she’s not reviewing gadgets, she’s usually browsing patent databases or interviewing experts to track down the hottest tech trends before they even happen. Lisa holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY Purchase and has contributed to The International Business Times, The New York Daily News and Guitar World Magazine.
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  1. yark Says:

    Unless it takes advantage of the charging dots along the edge of the Nexus 7 then the other docks out there are not “Alternatives.” Instead, all they are is charging cords with an enormously bulky plug.

    The entire point of this dock is the ease that you can set it in for charging. I see not a single alternative available on the market out there. Quite a pity as some 3rd party manufacturer could be making BANK right now.

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