Last year, Samsung introduced the DeX Station (for the then Galaxy S8) which allows the user to get a desktop-like experience from their smartphone. This year, Samsung updated the model, named it DeX Pad, and re-created it with the Galaxy S9 in mind. It is now available for pre-order, for you to use with the S9, S9+, or Note 8.
The DeX Pad looks similar to a wireless charging pad. It contains two USB-A ports, HDMI, as well as a USB-C port. You connect your S9 to the pad via USB-C, have the pad also connected to a monitor, and you’re good to go. You can also pair a keyboard and mouse for ease of use, instead of relying on the phone’s touchscreen. Now, you can watch movies, browse the web, and more with a new desktop UI all powered from your smartphone.
Samsung has finally started producing units of its DeX Pad and has put the item up for pre-order. The Pad costs $99.99 and will begin shipping the week of May 13th. If you don’t have a Galaxy S9 yet, you can buy one from Samsung.com and receive a DeX Pad free.