We now have official confirmation from Microsoft in Europe (not yet for USA & Canada) that the free Display Dock offer we posted about earlier, is indeed happening. We expect Microsoft to confirm and announce the same or a similar offer for USA and Canada.

It does not matter whether you have already pre-ordered or plan on ordering a Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL or Lumia 950 DS (Dual Sim) – anyone ordering a 950-family device from a qualified retailer prior to January 31st 2016, will be eligible to receive a free Display Dock.

Owners can redeem one (1) free Display Dock (approx $99 value) via the Lumia Offers app on their new Lumia 950-family smartphones. The redemption period ends February 28th 2016.

You will have to log in using a Microsoft account to claim your free Display Dock, and will need to enter credit/debet card details for verification in order to complete the process.

What is this Microsoft Display Dock?

The Microsoft Display Dock is a small box with 1 USB-C (for phone connection), 3 standard USB ports, as well as HDMI and DisplayPort connectors.

The dock enables any Continuum-enabled phone to connect to an external monitor, keyboard, mouse and other USB-devices for a desktop experience powered by Windows 10 on the phone.

It is not the exact same as full desktop Windows 10, but it looks pretty much the same. Your mobile apps will scale responsively, and impressively they even supporth standard everyday keyboard shortcuts such as copying, pasting, selecting and more.

Here are some more photos from the official Microsoft HD 500 Display Dock product page:

  • Good to know the offer is for those who already preordered as well. I was afraid that I was just a little bit too early this time.

    • Yeah, me too! I can’t wait to get my 950 XL now though. Excited to try Continuum as soon as the dock is released.