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★★★ Away from your desk and need a com­puter? This hum­ble ac­ces­sory can as­sist. The Mul­ti­me­dia Dock ensures the Atrix lives up to its high­pow­ered rep­u­ta­tion by not only pro­vid­ing a charg­ing berth but a way to turn the phone into a desk­top com­puter. The Mul­ti­me­dia Dock holds the Atrix in place and hides a host of con­nec­tions at the back. They in­clude three USB ports and one Mini HDMI con­nec­tion. The USB ports can be used to add a mem­ory stick for file trans­fers, a mouse, key­board or sim­i­lar, while the HDMI port of­fers more — con­nect the Atrix and dock to an HDMIfriendly mon­i­tor or TV and it will de­liver the phone screen, Fire­fox web browser and apps to a big screen, just like the Lap­dock. The Atrix is un­likely to be seen as a desk­top PC re­place­ment in this form but, with this dock, it can help users make do when near a TV screen and in pos­ses­sion of a gen­er­ous data plan. A Blue­tooth re­mote con­trol ac­com­pa­nies the dock for more sit-back pur­suits, like photo slideshows and video nights.

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