Rumors about a dock to compliment Google’s popular 7-inch wonder the Nexus 7 have been spurring around since last summer, and while it showed up briefly at third party retailers, today Google’s Nexus 7 dock finally arrived at the Play Store – only to sell out moments later.
The Nexus 7 dock isn’t exactly wondrous by design, but excitement about it grew as rumors came and went about its very existence. In January, the third party retailer B&H began offering preorders of the dock for just $40, and almost immediately sold out. Google has now offered the very same dock for just $30 on its Play Store, selling out in no time at all. B&H is also back-ordered on the dirt-cheap dock until April.
Beyond the mystery of its availability, the Nexus 7 dock itself is a modest accessory for the miniature tablet. It doesn’t do anything special, instead simply charging the Nexus 7 and offering a audio jack output for plugging in headphones. Beyond that, it simply is a great and easy way to keep your Nexus 7 charged and also has a nice viewing angle for watching videos while charging. You don’t have to plug it in to charge either; a line of wireless charging dots along the side of the Nexus 7 allow it to connect to the dock and begin charging seamlessly.
Given the price and popularity of the dock, you’ll have to act fast the next time it shows up on sale. It goes to show that sometimes you don’t have to offer much in a dock to make it sell like hotcakes – all you need is the right price, and a little bit of mystery.