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Microsoft Display Dock HD-500 on Vodafone eBay store - £29.99
Microsoft Display Dock HD-500 on Vodafone eBay store - £29.99

Microsoft Display Dock HD-500 on Vodafone eBay store - £29.99

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Realise that not many people have phones that make use of this, but for those that can/do, this is a great price brand new!

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Can these only be used with Windows phones? What are the OS limitations?

Can you use it as a dock/port replicator for normal Windows 10 laptop/ultrabook/tablet?

Original Poster

So yes, the purpose of this is for Windows phones... namely the Lumia 950 and 950 XL.. transforms them 2 devices into a sort of pretend Windows desktop - good enough for Internet browsing and watching videos

Kidsteruk

Can these only be used with Windows phones? What are the OS limitations?


Only works with the 950 & 950XL and as a 950 XL owner I got one free. Most useless gadget ever as its too much hassle to use with any screen so it becomes tied to a monitor and it is not real windows so only certain phone apps work. Nice idea but needs a lot of work to make it a useful gadget.

meh...

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stuellis

Only works with the 950 & 950XL and as a 950 XL owner I got one free. … Only works with the 950 & 950XL and as a 950 XL owner I got one free. Most useless gadget ever as its too much hassle to use with any screen so it becomes tied to a monitor and it is not real windows so only certain phone apps work. Nice idea but needs a lot of work to make it a useful gadget.



My use case is to have the dock plugged into my TV, for occasional Internet use, Word, and watching movies.Plug mouse and keyboard in, perfect. Can take it away... without mouse and keyboard... use phone for input if needed when watching movies in hotel. Really easy. The app thing is a bit of a mute point when using in full desktop mode.. unless you need more than what I've said. For the price... it's a great start - looking forward to it developing.

stuellis

Only works with the 950 & 950XL and as a 950 XL owner I got one free. … Only works with the 950 & 950XL and as a 950 XL owner I got one free. Most useless gadget ever as its too much hassle to use with any screen so it becomes tied to a monitor and it is not real windows so only certain phone apps work. Nice idea but needs a lot of work to make it a useful gadget.



​Thanks

I had one with my 950xl. Its not really worth more than £20 and a bit of a gimmick. Wouldn't go out of my way to get one to be honest.
Edited by: "big_sausage" 2nd Dec 2016

sc03tye

My use case is to have the dock plugged into my TV, for occasional … My use case is to have the dock plugged into my TV, for occasional Internet use, Word, and watching movies.Plug mouse and keyboard in, perfect. Can take it away... without mouse and keyboard... use phone for input if needed when watching movies in hotel. Really easy. The app thing is a bit of a mute point when using in full desktop mode.. unless you need more than what I've said. For the price... it's a great start - looking forward to it developing.


I thought about similar but decided against it. With wireless beaming through the Microsoft Wireless Adapter or things like Chromecast you can achieve more and connect to more devices with no wires across the living room.

Hmm, neat, would it work with say a windows PC that has USB-C/Thunderbolt 3? Heckuva lot cheaper than a full desktop dock if so.

*edit* found this in a review of the Dell XPS 13 so the answer is no:

On a whim I plugged it into the Microsoft Display Dock used for the Lumia … On a whim I plugged it into the Microsoft Display Dock used for the Lumia 950 phone. While it was detected, it didn't appear to actually work, suggesting that USB Type-C may have an undesirable dark side. Devices may appear to be superficially compatible with one another, but they won't actually do anything when connected.


arstechnica.co.uk/gad…er/

Edited by: "CampGareth" 2nd Dec 2016

Original Poster

stuellis

I thought about similar but decided against it. With wireless beaming … I thought about similar but decided against it. With wireless beaming through the Microsoft Wireless Adapter or things like Chromecast you can achieve more and connect to more devices with no wires across the living room.



Tbh I will probably utlise the WIFI thing too, I just wanted a dock for a smoother 60fps display, rather than WIFI 30fps.

Hp workspace makes it better if your company apps are on it. It is bit like citrix.

for lumia rubbish

Original Poster

If anyone is interested, I'm actually selling mine, along with the phone:
hotukdeals.com/for…852
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