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Question Any full featured dock available (HDMI+USB OTG)

OP HyperEscape

12th December 2013, 12:15 PM   |  #1  
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Hello,

Have been eyeing the device for a while now. Was planning to get Tab 7.7 earlier, but that screen size cannot be much used for office productivity. So have been summing up the budget for this one.

In my typical usage scenario, I have to keep it upright (for work or for presentations) connected with a bluetooth keyboard/mouse and display output to most common VGA projectors in case of presentations. Also would like at least one, preferably two USB OTG ports to connect my external flash/harddrive or any other accessories.

I believe the USB OTG and HDMI OUT functionality on this tablet is both handled by the MicroUSB connector at the bottom, correct me if I am wrong.

To envisage my needed accessory, is there any dock available, on which the tablet sits in the landscape orientation, connects via microusb connector, keeps charging and outputs the MHL HDMI disaply at the same time. On the back of the dock, supposedly should be the HDMI female connector, USB OTG port(s) and card reader ports. I know for connecting to a VGA projector I also have to use a HDMI male to VGA female adapter.

If such a solution is available, then I can think of it as a useful office productivity tool. I have seen some connectors like http://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-USB-OT...-/271284804413 but in my scenario , for plugging such a connector to tab 10.1, it should be lying flat on the table during any presentation or work, which is not practical and a workable position for anyone.

I have tried looking around but was not able to find such a dock, so thought to have some help from the community here.

Would love your ideas and opinions about it. Thanks for your answers.


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An ideal dock like I am describing is available.....but sadly for iPad iPad2 iPhone4 S iPod.....http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Multi...43638036.html?.....wish something similar can be made available for Samsung Galaxy Tab/ Galaxy Note series.
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13th December 2013, 12:19 PM   |  #2  
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I have had my eye on this guy for dock use. Seems to be a good deal as well, compared to the Samsung version.

Qable Powerz Samsung Smart Dock Multimedia Hub
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FZG...=IN9U996ZNKTZI

My tablet actually docks just fine on my phone charging cradle which is of a similar design, so I would think this will work as well.

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13th December 2013, 05:15 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Armageddon

I have had my eye on this guy for dock use. Seems to be a good deal as well, compared to the Samsung version.

Qable Powerz Samsung Smart Dock Multimedia Hub
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FZG...=IN9U996ZNKTZI

My tablet actually docks just fine on my phone charging cradle which is of a similar design, so I would think this will work as well.

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Hi Armageddon,

Thanks for the answer. I actually did my research and almost reached the same product as you have mentioned. Since you own a 10.1 2014 tablet, I believe this tablet does offer the same via standard 11-pin micro USB connector (instead of the propreitary Samsung connector used in earlier models).

I was able to find a couple of smart docks, which are advertised to work with GNII/III and Galaxy S3/S4, all of which I believe do have the 11-pin micro USB MHL connector. Please have a look at the following

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Smart...439104485.html

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/100-H...405399957.html

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Multi...422156460.html

All of them are advertised to do all the functions simultaneously at the same time , that is "OTG + HDMI + Charging".

I believe the docks i have found and you have mentioned on Amazon are the same , are they ? . I need to know

1. Have you tried this or a similar dock and found all functions to be working simultaneously and satisfactorily.
2. By a long shot, since S3/S4 also have an 11pin micro USB connector, have any of you tried or can comment on whether this dock would work with a Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 tablet. Theoretically and technically , i think it should but need your advice. Would the tablet fit in snug in the connector space given on the dock.

Thanks for reading and your feedback.
15th December 2013, 06:12 AM   |  #4  
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16th December 2013, 09:48 AM   |  #5  
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Our tablet stay on the note II docks ? It never falls ?
19th December 2013, 05:08 AM   |  #6  
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Received the dock today. It works ok with Note 3 (charging, usb keyboard, output to tv) but not with note 10.1 2014. Oh well ...

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19th December 2013, 06:56 AM   |  #7  
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It's a pity Samsung doesn't release a Transformer-style tablet/dock combo. Asus keeps having more hardware problems than Samsung, and Samsung seemed happy for a while to try out every possible form factor.

The new Transformer Infinity (TF701T) straight out of the box has all the functionality that OP requests. Unfortunately early batches of the Infinity have had problems with their dock connectors, so to replace my old Transformer Prime I'm seriously thinking of jumping ship and getting a Note 10.1. It seems much better suited for use in tablet mode (smaller bezels, lighter), but I would miss the dock...
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3rd January 2014, 11:39 AM   |  #8  
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Received the dock today. It works ok with Note 3 (charging, usb keyboard, output to tv) but not with note 10.1 2014. Oh well ...

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I wonder if the Samsung OEM one like this one works. But I don't know about the $100 price tag.

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---------- Post added at 02:39 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:38 AM ----------

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Originally Posted by Mr_Armageddon

I have had my eye on this guy for dock use. Seems to be a good deal as well, compared to the Samsung version.

Qable Powerz Samsung Smart Dock Multimedia Hub
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FZG...=IN9U996ZNKTZI

My tablet actually docks just fine on my phone charging cradle which is of a similar design, so I would think this will work as well.

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I was eyeing this one as well which is cheaper than the OEM it copies.

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3rd January 2014, 06:49 PM   |  #9  
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It's only a 5pin(actually 4) connector. Such a dock should be possible with a switch to manually change between usb/hdmi/cardreader etc.
7th January 2014, 09:42 AM   |  #10  
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Anyone found anything that works?

Tested 2 docks from DX, so far kinda mixed results

one works kinda, has 2 x usb and both work, hdmi seems to output only at 720 p I think ( best way to check ??anyone??) , BUT charging isn't working it seems ( still testing, maybe trickle charge))
http://dx.com/p/5v-1000mah-mhl-otg-h...0-black-238004

The other one
http://dx.com/p/mhl-to-hdmi-otg-card...0-p3200-238273

The usb seems to work fine, same issue with charging, and I can't seem to get the HDMI to work, still working and testing on the last part

The ideal would be usb otg + charge ( would be nice if the charging wasn't mandatory ) + hdmi

Anyone found anything they can confirm works?

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