DeX is the “Desktop Experience” on some premium Samsung Galaxy phones that allow you to run apps on an HDMI display or TV through Samsung Dex Pad that sells for $75 and up.
But if you want to save some money, there’s an DeX Pad alternative with SMOS DeX Station going for $39.99 on Amazon, which should also work with other phones with a USB type C port, but obviously without Samsung DeX mode.
The dock includes a USB type C port to connect your phone, as well as USB 3.0 type A ports for keyboard and mouse, or optional mass storage device, HDMI output port up to 4K @ 60 Hz according to the specifications, and a USB type C charging port.
The dock ships with a 60cm USB type C cable, and a 1.5m HDMI cable.
Amazon reviews are mixed with people really happy about their purchase, but others complain about fan noise and the lack of 4K video output (so just assume 1080p60), while a few claimed the devices only worked a few days. One of the reasons for the latter is that somehow the power input must be connected if you use Android 8.0 Oreo. Fast charging is reportedly not working either. But if you can do with some of the limitation you’ll save over around 50% on the price of the Samsung DeX Pad.
Via IoT Gadgets
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
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