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NexDock Touch Laptop Shell Features a Touchscreen Display, an Optional Magnetic Mount for Your Phone

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NexDock is a Motorola Lapdock alternative launched in 2016 with a 14.1″ non-touch display, a built-in battery, and a Bluetooth keyboard. It was followed by NexDock 2 last year with a Full HD display and a USB-C port.

The company has now announced they had started manufacturing NexDock Touch based on NexDock 2 but adding a touchscreen display and some other features, and the company has also developed a magnetic mount – compatible with all NexDock models – to conveniently attach your phone to the side of the display.

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NexDock Can Turn Your Android Phone or Raspberry Pi into a Touch

  • NexDock Can Turn Your Android Phone or Raspberry Pi into a Touchscreen Laptop

    Like the original NexDock the new model is a 14.1-inch laptop shell, complete with keyboard, trackpad, and touchscreen, but no computer inside.

    Nope, none...

    The idea is that you connect an Android phone or tablet (ideally one with Android ‘desktop mode’ functionality available) or attach a single-board computer (like the Raspberry Pi 4 or HardROCK64). It’s the peripheral that acts as the “brain” in the set-up, while the NexDock functions as the rest of the laptop.

    Although it is not often publicised you can use the NexDock as a second monitor for an existing Linux laptop, Chromebook, or Apple MacBook. I won’t pretend that having a 14-inch laptop sat next to an existing laptop is an efficient way to work, but in a pinch it might just be handy all the same.

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