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Samsung brings $90 Galaxy Nexus dock stateside

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Samsung's Pogo Desktop Dock — a $90 charging dock for the Galaxy Nexus — is now available for pre-order in the US.

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galaxy nexus pogo

If you've been waiting with bated breath to deck out your Galaxy Nexus with some official accessories, we've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Samsung is taking pre-orders for its horizontal dock, dubbed the Pogo Desktop Dock, in the US. The bad news is that it's going to cost you $89.99. The dock allows you to charge your phone in landscape orientation via three spring-loaded pogo pins, which Samsung claims reduces the strain from plugging in a charger. Other than that dubious guarantee, your 90 bucks gets you a 3.5mm stereo audio output, some black plastic, and nothing else. The dock is currently on backorder, so if you want to meditate on your purchase a bit, consider that Samsung's HDMI dock, which is available in Asia, is about $30 cheaper.

A word of warning: The US-shipping dock is listed as supporting the Verizon and as-of-yet-unreleased Sprint versions of the Galaxy Nexus, and has a different part number than the dock available internationally. We haven't been able to confirm whether this is just a minor regional discrepancy, or if the docks are indeed different. So if you imported a GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus, you might want to hunt down part number EDD-D1F2BE instead of EDD-D1F8BEBSTD, just to be safe.