NexDock is a Motorola Lapdock alternative launched in 2016 with a 14.1″ non-touch display, a built-in battery, and a Bluetooth keyboard. It was followed by NexDock 2 last year with a Full HD display and a USB-C port.
The company has now announced they had started manufacturing NexDock Touch based on NexDock 2 but adding a touchscreen display and some other features, and the company has also developed a magnetic mount – compatible with all NexDock models – to conveniently attach your phone to the side of the display.
NexDock Touch specifications:
- Display – 13.3” IPS LCD display with 1920×1080 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, touch-screen display
- Video Output – Full-size HDMI input port
- Storage – MicroSD card slot
- User Inputs
- Edge to edge full-sized keyboard (QWERTY and other country/language layouts are offered)
- Multi-touch trackpad
- Audio – 4x 1W speakers, 3.5mm audio jack
- USB – 1x USB type-C port for smartphones, 1x USB Type-C port for charging, 1x USB 3.0 Type-C port, 1x USB 3.0 host port
- Battery – 60 Wh
- Dimensions – 317 x 215 x 15.9 mm
- Weight – About 1.5 kg
It not only works with your phone, but also as a primary display for SBCs such as Raspberry Pi, or a secondary display for your laptop, computer or tablet. In the case of Raspberry Pi 4, you can connect a USB-C cable and an HDMI cable between the board and NexDock 2/Touch for power and display. The following line needs to be added to /boot/config.txt:
Compared to NexDock 2, the new laptop shell also features narrower bezels, a larger 60Wh battery (instead of 51Wh), improved speakers, and a bigger and improved touchpad.
NexDock Touch can still be pre-ordered for only $249!
The company is taking pre-orders now an early bird price of $249 plus shipping and asks $100 as a down payment. The shipping of pre-orders is scheduled by the end of August, and Nexdock Touch retail price is expected to be $319. The magnetic mount should become available in the next few weeks.
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.