Here’s another AirPlay option for you iOS users out there. Imagination Technology’s Pure Contour 200i Air dock, pictured above, made an appearance on the FCC today. The device features a charging dock for most iPod, iPhone or iPad models, as well as WiFi and Ethernet options for connecting to your network. The Pure Contour 200i Air has an auxiliary input for non-Apple devices, as well as a digital coax output for connecting the device to a receiver. Buttons on the Pure Contour 200i Air are placed on the device’s arching top, and a remote control is also included.
No word yet on pricing or availability.
Samsung has already announced that the Galaxy Nexus will be released sometime in November, and according to Cartronics Accessories Inc., Samsung also plans to release a multimedia dock and a vehicle mount for the device as well. Cartronics currently has product pages published for the multimedia dock, model number EDD-H1F8BEG, and the vehicle mount, model number ECS-K1F8BEG. The multimedia dock is expected to be released on November 21st, above, while the vehicle mount appears to be currently available. Unfortunately, no specs or pictures are available for the desktop dock or vehicle mount, but both accessories are listed as genuine Samsung products and appear to have model numbers consistent with Samsung’s naming scheme.
Images of the Galaxy Nexus show three dots which may enable simple docking. That’s a big improvement over most Android devices, which require docking via micro USB.
Samsung has yet to officially announce any accessories for the Galaxy Nexus – it appears that Cartronics might have jumped the gun with their product listings. Still, these Galaxy Nexus accessories give us a bit more to look forward to in November.
This week we learned that Motorola’s dual core Atrix 4G Android smartphone will likely be released by the end of February for $150 with a two year contract. But what about the device’s accessories that made such a big impression at CES 2011 (below)?
Today we noticed that the Atrix 4G HD Multimedia dock is now listed as “Out of Stock” at Fommy.com for $60. The HD dock (model number MB860) features 3 USB ports, which can be used to attached peripherals like a mouse and keyboard – a first for a smartphone. The MB860 also has a micro HDMI port that can output 1080p video, as shown in the video below. This allows you to control your entire home entertainment center from the Atrix 4G and the included remote.
If you don’t want all of the multimedia capabilities of the HD Dock, you can preorder a standard charging-only dock from Fommy.com for $50. At that price, it makes a lot of sense to just upgrade to the HD dock.
Finally, earlier this week BGR reported that the laptop dock for the Atrix 4G will likely be priced at $150. This price has not been confirmed yet, however.
We don’t have any word when the HD Dock or charging dock will ship. You can enter your email on Fommy.com to be notified when the docks are available. The keyboard dock for the Atrix 4G is rumored to launch on March 1st.
Update: You can preorder the Atrix 4G HD Multimedia dock at Mobile City Online for $50, and save yourself a sawbuck.
Last week HTC’s Nexus One desktop dock passed through the FCC, and today a car dock for the Nexus One made an appearance. The label pics above don’t really give us a good indication of what this device will look like, but it does appear that the car dock will have a circular base that will support the Nexus One in a vertical position. The test report for the car dock also shows that the car dock will use Bluetooth.
Interestingly, the test report also refers to the Nexus One as the ‘Google Phone’ (below), all but confirming that the Nexus One will be offered with Google branding.
There’s not much to look at here, but today HTC passed a dock for the Google Nexus One through the FCC. According to the device’s test report, the dock features Bluetooth, and testing photos suggest that the dock will allow the Nexus One to connect to video equipment (below).