Samsung retails a universal dock for Galaxy phones on its own website for $49.99. It’s quite pricey, but it is of the utmost quality. If you’re not interested in spending that much money, a variation of the dock, the Samsung Galaxy Multimedia Desktop Charging Dock, sells on Amazon through a vendor for a mere $16 USD.
The $49.99 dock from Samsung’s own website supports a wide variety of Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S4, S3, Note and Note 2. With the cheaper dock being a variation of it, we’d expect it to support the same devices. In fact, one person who reviewed the dock on Amazon says the Galaxy S4 and S3 work with it “amazingly.”
According to the technical details on the Amazon listing, this dock will work with or without a Flip Cover or Protective Case attached to your device, but a second person reviewing the device said it did not work with a Galaxy Note 2 with a 1.5mm case on top.
Being a cheap dock, you’re not going to find all of the bells and whistles like you would on others. There are no HDMI or USB ports to be found like on the Galaxy Note 2′s Smart Docking Station. You get the bare essentials on this one: charging and a 3.5mm jack for audio output.
It doesn’t seem like this particular dock comes with a microUSB cord either, so you’ll have to provide your own. Regardless, it’s really does not seem like a bad docking solution. As we mentioned earlier, it’ll cost you $16, but you’ll also get free shipping with it.
Does a cheap dock like this Multimedia Charging Dock interest you at all? Would you rather purchase one for your Galaxy device from somewhere more official like Samsung’s own website? Sound off in the comments!