A Transformer is only a Transformer if you can slide it into a dock that turns it into a keyboard-powered tablet/laptop hybrid, right? Right. That’s why we’ve got ourselves a Dock to go with the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime quad-core tablet we’re lucky enough to be testing right about now.
Like the original Transformer Dock, Prime’s version adds a 92%-sized QWERTY keyboard, touchpad, extended battery, and expansion ports to the Android-powered tablet. The 22Wh battery is rated at up to 18 hours of life, the trackpad supports multitouch, and the single USB 2.0 port can be used with everything from a mouse to an external hard drive. And you get your choice of tablet-matching colors: Champagne Gold or Amethyst Gray. What’s not to love? The suggested retail price of $149 is a little steep compared to third-party Bluetooth keyboards, but when you figure in the battery, ports, and laptop-style form factor, it’s really not so much to ask.
Check out the video above and the image gallery below for a closer look at the new Transformer Prime Dock.