It’s barely able to fit in a pocket, so why confine the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to a denim dungeon in your jeans? That’s partly the thinking behind Samsung’s latest accessory, the Galaxy Note 2 Smart Dock, which turns the smartphone behemoth into a desktop PC.
Docking the Note 2 lets you hook up the powerful quad-core, 2GB RAM packing phone up to an external display, offering an all-in-one computing set up.
The white dock has a decent selection of ports, including two USB, a speaker line-out and a full size HDMI port, but with no other cables or accessories included you’ll have to grab your own keyboard, mouse and video leads. Also, the lack of a VGA port may limit the number of displays it can be used with.
However, as an option next to a bigscreen TV, you can bring Android gaming, browsing and video playback to your living room with the Smart Dock, perhaps a more sensible application than using it as a laptop replacement.
Only available in the US at present, it’ll set you back $99 (around £60).