Dell Streak HDMI Dock Review

When Dell launched the Streak tablet/phone hybrid one thing they got right was a good selection of accessories.

The HDMI Dock is one of those accessories that sounds like a great idea at the time but actually turns out to be a very different product then first expected.

It's a well made, good looking dock, heavy enough to stay in one place on the desk and aesthetically pleasing enough to be allowed to stay there. The dock attaches to your PC via a USB port and power via a dedicated power lead sporting a barrel type connection. Outputs for HDMI and 3.5mm audio are also present.

As a dock it works very well, holding the Streak at a good viewing angle. It would have been nice to have some kind of desk clock software which recognised the dock and fired up automatically though.

Audio out is excellent and the HDMI output works although on my screen the output was barely watchable, although that's possibly the result of the 480p recording limitation of the Streak under 1.6 and will be sorted by the release of 2.1/2.2 in the very near future.

That disappointment aside, the dock does exactly what it sets out to do.

If only Dell wasn't pricing the thing so high I'd have no hesitation in recommending the dock to any Streak owner.


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