Samsung has recently announced a new accessory for the Galaxy Note 2. At first glance this latest accessory appears to be a dock, say maybe, a charging dock. But in reality, this offers quite a bit more. The product is called the Samsung Galaxy Smart Dock and it brings goodies such as HDMI and USB connectivity.
Simply put, this means you can dock your Galaxy Note 2 and with the correct devices connected, use your phone like a desktop computer. Granted, things will not be exactly the same given you will still be using Android and the power of your device. But on that thought, you will be using it will a full-sized display, keyboard and maybe even a mouse.
The Galaxy Smart Dock is available direct from Samsung. It is priced at $99.99 and in addition to the HDMI (which supports 1080p video), it has three USB 2.0 ports and a 3.5mm stereo out. The dock also has microUSB for your charging needs. Samsung also stated that the Galaxy Smart Dock will work with your Galaxy Note 2 even if it is in a Flip Cover or a slim case.
Bottom line, this is certainly not going to be an accessory that everyone is looking to get. But hey, neither is the Galaxy Note 2. The price seems a bit high at $99.99, but I must say that I am a bit interested. I may have to set aside a few bucks before Verizon decides to ship my Note 2 and see how useful it proves to be.