Samsung DeX Station dock costs $149.99, is now up for pre-order

30 March 2017

The DeX Station is one of the accessories that Samsung announced at yesterday's event for its upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. However, unlike the new Gear VR or Gear 360 camera, the company didn't share any pricing details for the DeX.

Today though it's started taking pre-orders for the device, which means we finally know how much it costs: $149.99. It will be shipping at some point in late April, with no less vague time frame available at the moment.

For that $149.99 you're getting a dock that you place your S8 or S8+ in. You connect the DeX to a monitor, mouse, and keyboard, and a special desktop-like interface will appear on said monitor, basically turning your smartphone into a computer of sorts. Obviously you're limited in what apps you can use in this mode, but Samsung has partnered with quite a few companies to make sure you aren't missing the basics.