Just recieved mine today, it's pretty great (if you ignore the fact it should have been built into the s10.
It's smaller then the picture implies, it's only slightly wider then the dock connector itself. It adds very little bulk to your kit if you carry it (in a bag or so) with your s10
W1orks exactly like you'd expect, the s10 supports usb hubs too.
Currently typing this on my tv with my s10 hooked up to it, have a usb keyboard and mouse and am currently charging my s5 off the s10 which itself is also charging off the wall.
Dell could easily make a transformer type dock for the s10 if they were inclined to. The fact that all the ports are on the bottom middle makes it extremely easy to hack together.
Only issue is that the charger is 19V which is a lot to ask from a battery.
As previously stated, the available ports on it are:
- HDMI out
- USB in
- Power passthrough
Works just as expected on any tegra2 device(?). It mirrors everything you see on the screen and shows it on the tv. You cant turn the tab screen off without losing your picture, but this is a limitation of the t2 itself and not the s10. (exact same thing happens on the s7)
Unfortunately some apps are not single touch friendly, such as the maps app on HC devices, you must use the screen to zoom in and out, but this is a limitation of apps and not related.
Works pretty great, plugged in a usb hub and a usb keyboard and mouse and they all worked fine. Even plugged in my S5 to charge and it works, though it's very slow as it's very underpowered. (not really surprising)
I put my s5 in usb mode and the s10 wouldnt mount. Afterwards it apparently completely corrupted my card[!]. Fortunately it had nothing irreplacable, but I dont know yet if this was a one off thing or consistant.
Does exactly what it looks like it does, lets you also charge it while in use.
The box itself is pretty small, it's only slightly wider then the dock connector. The press shots dont really do it justice to how small it feels. The thing is also very light as it seems to not actually contain anything, it's merely a pass though connector.
- Supports usb hubs
- Easy way to organize cables/acts as a docking station
- Bit pricy for just a dumb passthough box
- Corrupted my memory card[!](?)
- Should be bundled with all new s10s and not seperate
Random trivia: PEGATRON (the manufacturer of the S10 for dell) was spun off from asustek along with asus. The Transformer was made by asus. The S10 essentially has capability of it's own version of a transformer dock. The dock connector is in the right location and exposes the needed pins for a transformer type dock to be made, were it not for the way the s10 charges. Unfortunately it is unlikely for a transformer type dock to ever be made.
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