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[Q] B60K(+) Dock series - where did you get it?

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By Bob Smith42, Senior Member on 2nd July 2011, 04:35 PM
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I am looking for a B60K or higher series dock, but all the ones in the stores are only B50K.

If you have a DOCK with B60K or higher, where did you get it?
 
 
2nd July 2011, 05:06 PM |#2  
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yeah, I too am interested in getting a B60K dock (here in the UK)

If anyone with one, that sees one available or receives one - can confirm the source location in this thread that would be really great..
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What fo? Something special about them?
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What fo? Something special about them?

Battery discharge rate(in idle) is slower than on older ones.
2nd July 2011, 05:38 PM |#5  
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I got mine from Curreys website - they never had any in store but had the bundle online. Its a brilliant product!!!
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B&H photo.. (because I waited for a nowinstock.com link that led to a site without tax in CA :P)
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i got mine from amazon
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So what now, B50 owners have inferior hardware and are SOL? I still don't get this....

My dock drains because it's charging my tablet. If my tablet is 50%, it shouldn't be too long before my dock is also at 50% and my tablet is at 100%. Then from here, the dock will continue to drain as it charges my tablet. Then as the dock is full depleted, the tablet will also start to deplete.

What's wrong with this?

Also, it should do the same if its in standby and the tablet needs charging. It's the same as if I were to put it on the charger. I honestly don't care how quick it depletes, I'm getting 14+ hours of use with both combined.
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Got mine on amazon last week. from amazon, not an amazon merchant.
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So what now, B50 owners have inferior hardware and are SOL? I still don't get this....

My dock drains because it's charging my tablet. If my tablet is 50%, it shouldn't be too long before my dock is also at 50% and my tablet is at 100%. Then from here, the dock will continue to drain as it charges my tablet. Then as the dock is full depleted, the tablet will also start to deplete.

What's wrong with this?

Also, it should do the same if its in standby and the tablet needs charging. It's the same as if I were to put it on the charger. I honestly don't care how quick it depletes, I'm getting 14+ hours of use with both combined.

People are under the placebo effect of the new dock "lasting longer". I agree with everything you said about the dock having to constantly charge the tablet. It makes sense that it drains over 15%/hour when the Transformer is on and over 3%/hour idle. The battery on the dock doesn't last as long as the TF and some energy is lost from the transfer of electricity from dock to TF.
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People are under the placebo effect of the new dock "lasting longer". I agree with everything you said about the dock having to constantly charge the tablet. It makes sense that it drains over 15%/hour when the Transformer is on and over 3%/hour idle. The battery on the dock doesn't last as long as the TF and some energy is lost from the transfer of electricity from dock to TF.

Could be. It is hard to know for sure. Which I why I want to test a B60 dock myself.

With the transformer and dock disconnected, transformer in standby, both batteries will last over a week. I call this long term standby. Discharge with tablet and dock disconnected is maybe 1-2% a day?

I also believe there is a function in the tablet, as well as the dock, to control when charging is stopped. This function is based around the dock's built in magnet and tablet standby switch, which is overridden to charge both devices when power is applied to the port.

I prefer the newer device versions (both tablet and dock) to go into long term standby when tablet closed on dock, exactly like when they are disconnected. If I wanted to charge something I could plug in a charger or open the tablet/dock to indicate I wanted the dock to charge the tablet. But, when closed it is better to extend battery life to maximum.

These are my opinions, and I am trying to learn.

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