Any chance we might see a "mini" dock for Surface Book?

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  1. elee532

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    Any chance we might see a "mini" dock for Surface Book? I really just need a video out port (and maybe USB) that I could use with the Surface Book in clipboard mode.
     
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    To date there have been very few accessories for any Surface made by 3rd parties and AFAIK none using the Surface Connector. I would not hold my breath waiting for it.
     
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    How about directly from MS then. :)
     
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    Plug the new dock into the clipboard and there you go...solved
     
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    I already plan to buy the new dock for my desk so I can hook up to multiple monitors, Ethernet, DVD, etc. I need something way more portable for when I'm on the go in clipboard mode and I want to hookup to a projector. Also, spending $200 for a dock to have at the office and $200 for a second dock to carry on the go is more than I want to spend.
     
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    Clippy really needs WiGig. ;)
     
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    It all has to go through the Surface Connector, I spent Wednesday with the Surface Engineering team and I didn't hear mention of a mini dock or port replicator, that isn't the envisioned use case for Clipboard Mode.
     
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    Thanks for sharing jnjroach! Seems like it would be pretty easy to create a VGA or HDMI adapter that goes through the Surface connector. Question is, as you say, whether there is demand for such an accessory.
     

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