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[Q] A dock or some way to use external monitor, keyboard, and mouse?

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By The Lepricon, Member on 24th June 2014, 04:05 PM
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HI all,

I've been realizing lately that my Nexus 5 does just about everything I need anymore. I hardly ever need a PC for anything except for the full size monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

Now, I think I can use USB OTG and connect a Mouse and keyboard. But, is there a way to connect an external monitor as well?

I see that there is a Docking station for Samsung Galaxy phones that seem to do what I'm asking, here:
http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cel...EDD-S20JWEGSTA

I've googled but cannot figure out if there is anything out there that would work for my Nexus 5. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 
 
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externally powered USB hub. I used my friends once, had a hdmi output also and it worked flawlessly. (and by externally powered, i mean one that draws power from an outlet, not the phone itself)
24th June 2014, 10:43 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by The Lepricon

HI all,

I've been realizing lately that my Nexus 5 does just about everything I need anymore. I hardly ever need a PC for anything except for the full size monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

Now, I think I can use USB OTG and connect a Mouse and keyboard. But, is there a way to connect an external monitor as well?

I see that there is a Docking station for Samsung Galaxy phones that seem to do what I'm asking, here:
http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cel...EDD-S20JWEGSTA

I've googled but cannot figure out if there is anything out there that would work for my Nexus 5. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Best bet is Bluetooth keyboard/mouse and use a HDMI out dongle and plug the phone into a wall outlet.
24th June 2014, 10:46 PM |#4  
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Best bet is Bluetooth keyboard/mouse and use a HDMI out dongle and plug the phone into a wall outlet.

Now that sounds like a good idea.

Are you sure I can connect a keyboard and mouse over Bluetooth at the same time?
24th June 2014, 11:09 PM |#5  
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Now that sounds like a good idea.

Are you sure I can connect a keyboard and mouse over Bluetooth at the same time?

One way to find out... could also just get a keyboard with built in mouse like this or find one of these.
28th May 2015, 10:48 AM |#6  
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For android 4.4.2 and up use Chromecast for video& audio with HDMI monitor with speakers and Bluetooth for keyboard and mouse. Need sw app Andromium OS and/or Kodi too.
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