The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is our favorite Android powered tablet on the market today. Not only is it a very impressive solid tablet by itself, it’s the only tablet on the market that is “Transformable” into a netbook / tablet by docking it with its keyboard docking station. This adds a fully functional keyboard, 7 hours of extra battery life, 2x USB 2.0 ports and a SD card reader to the tablet.
But what happens if you don’t want to use, or own the keyboard dock? well, firstly you will lose access the the USB ports and the SD card reader. To combat this Asus are releasing number of new accessories for the Transformer.
These three new accessories are already showing up on Amazon in Germany. The first is a docking station which acts as a stand for the tablet and adds 2 USB ports, a SD Card slot, and a headphone jack. (The Mini HDMI output is already directly on the tablet). This costs 29 Euros or about $40.
The second and third accessories are adapters. The first adds a USB port, and the second adds an SD card reader. Both adapters cost 19 Euros or about $25.
The docking station looks very stable and well constructed and adds the extra ports via the proprietary docking port on the bottom of the tablet. The two adapters also connect via the proprietary port.