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NexDock for V4SA?

Chris Holzapfel

Posts 55
05 Jun 2020 10:16


Morning.

This could be a nice addition to our Vampire V4SA.

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Mike Kopack

Posts 268
09 Jun 2020 01:33


I have one of the new Touch models on order... Latest email I got from them last week says they're expecting them to ship in August/early Sept (delayed due to all the COVID slowdowns) so I'll be sure to let you all know how well it works when it comes. I bought it mostly for use with RasPi's, but will try it with the V4...

Biggest concerns are:

1) whether the USB for the KB works.
2) likely the touchpad won't work since the V4 uses individual dedicated ports for mouse and KB USB support, so probably will need a dedicated mouse...
3) whether the Display can handle the working frequencies that the V4 uses.  I've been having all sorts of problems using the V4 even with normal 1080 computer monitors and HDTV's, so who knows if it'll work with this...


Andy Hearn

Posts 302
09 Jun 2020 11:06


i thought i'd ordered one of these too, but i've not had an email about the Covid stuff.

but yeah it ticks too many boxes for me to not get one, even if i'm not going to get a V4 :D


Frank S

Posts 3
10 Jun 2020 01:38


Hello-

I have the current gen NexDock 2 (13" screen-non touch) which arrived a couple of months ago.  Unfortunately I have been unable to get the keyboard to work with the V4 Stand Alone.  The touchpad doesn't work either (though that was not too much of a surprise).  On a positive note, the V4 works great with the screen - have not found any issues so far.  And the V4 can be powered via the NexDock just fine.  But the keyboard not working is pretty much a showstopper for me.

Frank


Chris Holzapfel

Posts 55
10 Jun 2020 15:05


Thanks for the report. The non functional keyboard is indeed very unfortunate. Maybe, hopefully with the time the V4 gets more and more compatible with USB HID devices.


Mike Kopack

Posts 268
10 Jun 2020 15:58


Yeah thatís what I was afraid of.  I bought it mostly for use with my various RasPi, udoo-x86 and Up2 SMBs, but if it worked with the V4 even better. Oh well. Maybe as the usb support improves over time...


Frank S

Posts 3
11 Jun 2020 03:19


Decided to try my old Motorola Laptop Dock (2012?) which works well with the Raspberry Pi.  Sadly, same result:  Video looks good from the V4, but a no-go on the keyboard.  :(

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