The NexDock 360 looks like a laptop, but it doesn’t have its own processor, memory, storage or operating system. Instead it’s designed to use your phone (or other devices like a Raspberry Pi) for those things.

Plug your phone into the NexcDock 360 and you can interact with your mobile apps on a 13.3 inch touchscreen display, type on a full-sized keyboard, and use the device’s touchpad and USB ports, among other things.

NexDock has been making laptop docks like this for a few years, but the new model is the first to feature a 360-degree hinge, allowing you to use it in laptop, tablet, tent, or st6and modes. The NexDock 360 is up for pre-order for $269 and it should begin shipping in March, 2021.

The new laptop dock features USB-C and mini HDMI inputs on one side. You can use these to connect your phone or other devices.

On the other side of the dock, there’s a USB 3.0 Type-C data  port, a USB-C charging port, a headset jack, a microSDXC card reader, and a power button.

The NexDock 360 measures 12.1″ x 8.2″ x 0.6″ and weighs about 2.6 pounds. It features a 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS touchscreen display with support for up to 300 nits of brightness, 100-percent sRGB color gamut, and 72-percent NTSC color gamut.

The device also has quad 1-watt speakers and a 44 Wh battery.

While anyone can pre-order a NexDock 360 now for a deposit of $169, NexDock notes that it will also ship the new laptop dock to customers who pre-ordered the NexDock Touch last year and haven’t yet received one.

That model was a 14.1 inch laptop dock with a touchscreen display but no 360 degree hinge. NexDock shipped an initial batch to customers, but the company says it ran into trouble with shipping and manufacturing during the pandemic and that as a small company with limited resources (and limited influence with manufacturers facing backlogs from bigger customers), it made more sense to offer the NexDock 360 to NexDock Touch customers rather than try to continue offering the older version.

Folks who’d prefer not to have their orders converted can contact NexDock to request a refund instead.

thanks Some Guy!

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7 replies on “NexDock 360 is a 13.3 inch convertible laptop dock for smartphones (and other devices)”

  1. I reached out to the NexDock team about my order and found out that I
    had input my email address incorrectly. They promptly got back to me
    and let me know about the problem and then fixed it for me. I was able
    to log-in to my account and see my order. I was one of the people who
    ordered the NexDock Touch and will now have my order filled by the
    NexDock 360. So, I am happy all around and send thanks out to the
    NexDock team for their professional help. I hope to have a unit in my hands sometime this Spring. Can’t wait!

  2. I pre-ordered a NexDock Touch and have never received a notification
    from NexDock. You also can’t set up an account on their site and leave
    your email. The $100.00 payment came out from my bank. Now I had to
    find out myself that there was a problem and I won’t get the product I
    ordered…and…no email from the company. What gives? Will anything ship?

  3. I’ve wanted one of these since the first one, but was skeptical.

    Company is still around, so maybe I’ll go for it. Drawback with US-keyboard, but it’s manageable.

    I only have a phone to connect now (or can use it as an extra display for a laptop), but a device like that is just an excuse to start buying tiny computers.

    1. I can definitely say from experience that the Nexdock 2 is a quality product and it works great with a Pinephone, a desktop, or anything that can connect to a miracast dongle, but the more I look at Nex Computer (I’ve not been following them that closely after mine shipped, they make peripherals after all) the more suspicious they look. Why don’t they have forums after all this time? What happened to the paddle accessory? Or those silicone keyboard covers that probably should still work with this? Or what’s the deal with this thing?

      1. Is Miracast any good? I haven’t really played with these things, but according to this How-To Geek piece and anecdotal evidence from friends, it’s either Apple’s AirPlay, or Google’s Chromecast technologies are worthy of mention.

        1. I tried miracast first because it mirrors the whole screen and lets you use any application, including desktop-like UI modes, on the larger display, unlike chromecast (I don’t know what airplay is like). Miracast also has support across a wide variety of devices (its so common that windows just calls it “connect to a wireless display”). Unless your screen was exactly 1980×1080, there will be some scaling with miracast, and there always will be some input lag when plugging a miracast dongle and a phone into a lapdock.

          To use a miracast (or anything else) dongle with this, you’d need a usb-OTG adapter and that weird split USB cable that came with the nexdock 2 that was intended for raspberry pis, or some other weird combination of USB splitters and adapters (since the hdmi port can’t power a miracast dongle and they got rid of the non-video input/output usb-c port). It wouldn’t be pleasant unless you just wanted to use the 360 or that other thing that looks just like it as a wireless monitor and not supply power or input to your phone.

          1. Thanks for your detailed explanation. From how much of it I understand, and what I suspected from the How-To Geek article, it seems Miracast isn’t for me (scaling: check, lag: check). As far as I remember AirPlay does full screen mirroring and it also has an open source implementation/hack of the protocol, for audio.

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