Post Reply

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

24th June 2014, 04:05 PM   |  #1  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
89 posts
Join Date:Joined: Apr 2008
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?
24th June 2014, 09:03 PM   |  #2  
TheAtheistOtaku's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Buffalo
Thanks Meter: 295
 
1,172 posts
Join Date:Joined: Oct 2011
More
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  
Member
Thanks Meter: 9
 
98 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jun 2010
More
Quote:
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  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
89 posts
Join Date:Joined: Apr 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by METDeath

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  
Member
Thanks Meter: 9
 
98 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jun 2010
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Lepricon

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.
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Top Threads in Nexus 5 Q&A, Help & Troubleshooting by ThreadRank