Chinese company Shenzhen Migoal hopes to turn your Galaxy S4 or Galaxy S III into a tablet or event a touchscreen-laptop with TransMaker, a new crowd-funded project seeking $100,000 in support on Indiegogo.
The TransMaker comes in two sizes: one has a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800-pixel display and a more expensive model has a 11.6-inch 1920 x 1080-pixel display. Both feature built-in batteries, attachable keyboards—for an extra fee—and a slot in the back where you slide in your Samsung smartphone to power up the device. Shenzhen Migoal also plans to sell a small Bluetooth-powered candy bar phone for making calls without pulling your smartphone out of the slot, since the accessory itself won’t be able to make or receive calls.
The company hopes to ship its first orders by March 2014, and even if it fails to raise $100,000 Shenzhen Migoal will still receive all donations—meaning you’ll still hopefully get your TransMaker. Our only worry is that the design might infringe on ASUS’s Padfone, which offers the same smartphone-into-tablet functionality as a stand-alone device. However, the Chinese company seems certain that its product is different enough to avoid any legal issues.
Overall it seems like a great idea, and starting at just $99 (with the early bird special) the TransMaker would make a great accessory for your collection or even as a gift for your friend with a Galaxy S4 or S III. You can check out a promotional video below and hit the source link to visit the product’s crowd-funding page.