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ASUS TF201-DOCK-CG Eee Pad Docking Station, for Transformer Prime Only, Tablet Sold Separately (Champagne)(English Only)

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  • Docking for EEE Pad Transformer Prime TF201
  • Polymer 22W/h (adds 7 Hours for a total of 16.5 hrs)
  • US English keyboard, 1x USB 2.0 port, multi-touchpad
  • SD Card Reader, subwoofer

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 27.3 x 27.3 x 3.6 cm ; 118 g
  • Shipping Weight: 816 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: TF201-DOCK-CG
  • ASIN: B00685ZCZY
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Jan. 16 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #69,120 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Amazon.ca Product Description

Eee Pad TF201 - Docking Station

From Amazon.ca

Paired for Perfection

The feature that gives the Eee Pad Transformer Prime its name, the mobile docking station, gives a whole new meaning to the term versatility. Easily switch between tablet and PC mode with the docking station designed especially for the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The docking station not only extends the tablet's battery life up to 18 hours1 but also features added functionalities which include a near full-sized QWERTY keyboard, a multi-touch touchpad, 1 USB 2.0 ports, and a SD card reader.


Key Features

Performance & Productivity
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  • Enhance productivity with the docking station's 92% sized QWERTY keyboard that adds additional 6 hours of battery life, to instantly turn the Transformer into PC mode with up to 18 hours of battery life. 1

  • SD card reader lets users transfer files between their devices and the tablet quickly, easily and safely.

  • Large sized multi-touch touchpad is not only comfortable to use but supports intuitive gesture inputs.

  • Connect mice, keyboards, USB memory sticks and USB HDDs to the tablet with the docking station's 1 USB 2.0 ports for enhanced computing experience.


Relax, ASUS Has You Covered

Ranked as the #1 most reliable PC brand by 3 independent sources2, readers and editors alike choose ASUS as their trusted notebook and netbook. We tirelessly strive to exceed expectations of quality to ensure you an unmatched peace of mind every time you switch on your Eee Pad Transformer Prime.

We also back our commitment with the industry's most comprehensive warranty.

  • 1 year North America warranty
  • Free one-way standard shipping
  • 24/7 tech support

What's in the Box

  • Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 Tablet Docking Station
  • User manual

Specifications

Input/Output
1 x USB 2.0

Card Reader
SD Card Reader

Battery
22 W/h Li-polymer battery (adds up to 6 hours)1

Dimensions
10.35" x 7.12" x 0.31~0.41" (W x D x H)

Weight
1.19lbs (with battery)

Color
Champagne Gold



© 2011 ASUS Computer International. All Rights Reserved. ASUS is a registered trademark of ASUSTeK Computer. All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Products may not be available in all markets. Product may not be exactly as shown in photos. All trademarks are registered to their respective companies. ASUS shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.


1 Actual battery life varies with usage. Operation lifetime subject to product model, normal usage conditions and configurations.
2 Rated number 1 Windows-based PC maker in PCMag.com's Service & Reliability Report 2010. Rated number 1 PC brand according to SquareTrade, the leading direct-to-consumer warranty company (for more information visit http://www.squaretrade.com/pages/laptop-reliability-1109/ ). Rated number 1 reliable PC maker in Q2 2010's RESCUECOM report http://www.rescuecom.com/2010-2nd-Quarter-Computer-Reliability-Report.html.


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Eee Pad Transformer Docking Keyboard
It is meant to be together. Add a docking keyboard to your Transformer tablet and get up to an amazing 16 hours of battery life. With 2x USB ports, an 4-in-1 card reader, the expansion possibilities are almost limitless. Its full QWERTY keyboard and a row of shortcut keys means you can get what you want done, faster, more efficient.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Cook on Oct. 20 2012
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The quality of this keyboard dock is fantastic... it is sturdy, solid, probably better made than the actual bottom half of many regular laptops. The keys have the familiar Asus chicklet shape and although a bit smaller than a regular laptop keyboard, very easy to get used to, with a comfortable firm press. The 'snap in' top slot is padded with a thin dense foam, which was a great surprise... I have no fear of scratching my tablet when docking. Docking is a snap (haha) and releasing is just a flick of a switch. The usb port is protected by a rubber plug, and the card slot is a metal pop-out. Battery life is great, I am very pleased over all. The quality of this keyboard dock is identical to the quality of the tablet itself, which is excellent.

The item came quickly, and was new in box, immaculate. I waited over 6 months to finally purchase a keyboard dock, and although I don't use it every day, it has replaced the cord for my charging choice, and does accompany me to work most of the time. It does pretty much double the weight of the unit, but as a laptop replacement for travel etc, it is fantastic and light.

I used it yesterday to film an interview, just opened it on the table and adjusted the lid/tablet top to get the best view... the rear facing camera on the tablet took fantastic video, and the dock base was a very sturdy support, and heavy enough to be quite solid and safe. Worked like a charm for that purpose, I was actually quite thrilled.

I use a Caseen leather tablet case when not using the dock, -when the dock is attached, I just close it and slip it into a padded pocket in my bag, and don't use a tablet/keyboard case.

I recommend this as a very well made and valuable accessory to the Transformer Prime.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 9 2012
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Great product, very easy to use. Connection is straight forward. Purchaser needs to remember to remove the rubber tabs in the tablet to connect the Docking station.
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It is a good device that will start your transformation from laptop to tablet because it gives you the comfor feeling of using your laptop then smoothly transform to tablet.
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By Amazon Customer on Nov. 15 2012
I was planning on just using my tablet for writing buy I found that it didn't work as well as I wanted it it so I bought the keyboard. It is fantastic. When I need to make notes and bring it along otherwise I can leave it at home, whatever is most convenient for me.
The keyboard is higher quality than I expected which is also nice.
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88 of 89 people found the following review helpful
Enhancer Jan. 9 2012
By Cthulhu - Published on Amazon.com
SUMMARY

While not exactly a docking station, this is clearly more than just a keyboard. It comes with:

- USB 2.0 port
- full size SD port to complement the tablet's own microSD
- charger port on the left side but no actual charger
- extra integrated battery pack to power the tablet

INTEGRATION

The keyboard attaches itself to the Transformer tablet and, once attached, the 2 are fully integrated. The keyboard's battery adds to tablet's to allow for about 16 hours of playtime. The Transformer 'sees' the keyboard SD and USB ports and, once something is attached, the OS adds the proper buttons to the tablet's screen. With a 32GB SD card on keyboard's slot you get quite a bit of storage. Even better, the 2 battery packs will easily power a USB-attached HDD for hundreds of GB of storage.

The touchpad produces a mouse pointer on the screen. Tapping emulates mouse clicks. If you are typing you can turn off the touchpad's input.

Of course, all these extra goodies are available for as long as the keyboard stays attached.

OPERATION

Anyone used to tablet-size keyboards should feel comfortable with this one. Probably more comfortable because this is a well made keyboard and, of course, because it comes with the touchpad. The keyboard comes with dedicated buttons to open up the browser, for settings, brightness and volume control and for locking/unlocking the screen.

MY RATING

This is not a 'cheap' keyboard in any way. It's quite expensive but it comes with enough features (battery, ports, touchpad) to make it well worth it IF you are planning to use the tablet with the keyboard. And, even if you don't, its extra battery pack and its ability to connect with USB devices still makes it well worth the expense.

I am very pleased with our Transformer and the keyboard/dock makes it an even better device.
45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
This is a must-have accessory for your Transformer Prime Jan. 15 2012
By J. Decelles - Published on Amazon.com
If you are traveling with your Transformer Prime this is a must-have accessory. The keyboard is a perfect match for your tablet, it feels just like the back of the TF Prime, and it is as well made as the tablet itself. The keys are very comfortable to type with given the size of the keyboard, and they are spill & crumb resistant. The keyboard dock add 6 hours of battery life, can act like a stand for holding up your tablet, adds a full USB port and full SD Card slot and of course makes it significantly easier to type on. It also adds hardware keys for most tablet settings such as screen brightness, wifi toggle, volume, video playback and other controls. The keyboard will also protect the screen when traveling with the tablet in your bag or whatnot.

The only negatives I have to say about the keyboard dock are minor.

The most annoying (for me) is that the trackpad is set to "tap to click" so I keep accidentally selecting items while navigating with the track pad. Currently there is no way to turn off this setting, however there is a keyboard button to disable the trackpad itself if you want to use a normal USB mouse, which works perfectly with no drivers.

The second minor irritation is that the keyboard is lighter than the tablet itself so if you are are using the keyboard on your lap or another uneven surface the tablet will tend to fall backwards unless you keep your hands on the keyboard.

All in all this dock is an amazing addition to the Transformer Prime tablet and if you have the tablet I would definitely recommend this accessory over any other.
35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Very worthwhile addition to the Prime Jan. 12 2012
By floop - Published on Amazon.com
Before buying this I was not sure I would find it that useful. But I bought it anyway because it looked cool. I have been very pleasantly surprised. It's a very nice little keyboard and totally transforms the machine (as advertised!). It has a good trackpad and a slightly stiff chiclet feel, and lots of useful dedicated function keys. The layout is very similar to a standard PC keyboard - it's not another unfamiliar layout like all of the onscreen Android keyboards are. I have been impressed by the attention to detail (which may be to Google's credit or to Asus's - not sure) - e.g. CTRL + backspace does a forward delete; the search key is placed to the left of the space bar and functions like the Windows key in that you can press it and type to launch an app or search.

My only criticisms are relatively minor: there is no "wake" key on the keyboard so you still have to use the one above the screen, the lock key is close to the backspace key so you can accidentally lock your screen while typing, and the left shift key is small and takes a bit of getting used to.

Overall I'd recommend this strongly to anyone with a Prime, especially as it contains a second battery that significantly extends your (already excellent) battery life.
30 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Great concept but missing a few things Feb. 1 2012
By AK529 - Published on Amazon.com
This is probably the main reason I got the prime and what sets it apart from any other tablet on the market right now. No other tablet including the iPad has a keyboard dock that offers so much all in one device. This keyboard dock increases battery life by additional 6 hours and since it's not Bluetooth like just about every other keyboard it doesn't drain the tablets battery it enhances it. An addition to being a keyboard, battery this dock also provides extra inputs to the prime for added functionality and versatility. The dock has a full size USB port and sd card slot. USB port allows you to connect just about any USB device including hard drives, USB flash drives, gaming controllers, etc.

I found the keyboard very easy to type on once my fingers got used to where all the keys were. One complaint is some of the function keys like the menu key, home and search weren't placed in a very easy to find location. These function keys in my opinion should all be placed together in the top line of keys were some of the other function keys are located. Also it's very hard to type without waking up the touch pad and it affecting your typing. The touch pad does have a on and off switch but does get tedious switching on and off when you want to type. Maybe they could incorporate some kind of auto off for the touch pad so when your typing it doesn't get accidentally pressed. Another option is to make the dock bigger and space out the keyboard further away from the touchpad. That brings me to my other gripe the keyboard is way too light and this causes the prime when docked with keyboard to be top heavy. If your not careful the whole thing will tip over if pushed too far back. The keyboard dock also lacks a app switcher button. It does have just about every single key you can think of or would need.

Last but not least the keyboard dock doesn't come with its own charger. Not even a simple USB charger cable. I know that your suppose to use the charger included with the prime and that you can charge both the prime and keyboard together but still for $150 I want an extra charger is that too much to ask? The keyboard could also use it's own power switch and a better battery indicator. I find the tiny led lights not very easy to gauge battery status. A small battery indicator on the keyboard in a led screen form would be better. This way I wouldn't have dock the prime to see the exact battery level.

I have to say I am totally jealous of prime users getting a dock like this. iPad users will probably never get a non Bluetooth keyboard like this.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Oh, the possibilities! April 2 2012
By Kenny - Published on Amazon.com
Purchased this product from another online retailer. All the third party sellers here want to over charge for this. I also bought the grey version, but I've heard that the Champaign colored one is only tinted, like looking at Champaign in a clear glass, not golden like some pictures indicate.

Overview:
The keyboard dock is very light, significantly lighter than the tablet. It almost feels like it should weigh more. Asus Just updated the firmware to support Ethernet adapters via USB (30 March 2012), so you can use it with a wired network if you buy an Ethernet over USB adapter. The 'chicklet' keyboard is like what you'll find on most netbooks, but the keys have a solid click to them and they feel lightly padded at the end of the stroke, plus it's pretty quite. Not counting the hinge, the dock is just barely thinner than the tablet at it's thickest part, but much thinner at the front edge.

Cons
- It's almost too light to support the tablet on a hard surface, forget about it being stable in the fully open position on bed or comforter.
- A multi-card reader would be good for other people, I'm a die-hard SD card fan myself. Besides, there's USB support!
-The lock button gets hit on accident sometimes, it be better if it were separated from the keyboard keys.
- The USB connector has limited support: mouse, keyboard, external storage (i.e. HDD, flash) and Ethernet adapters to name a few. No printer support that I know of (Android, aka Linux, uses drivers differently than Windows, so you can't use Windows drivers for it)
Pros
- It has a spare battery that it uses to extend the tablet's battery when the state of charge for each is at certain ratios. It makes the tablet's battery last longer.
- There's a USB connector that you can use for external storage, like a 1 TB HDD or a thumb drive.
- There's a SD card slot so you can add an additional 128GB of storage or just 64GB. (deal of the day for 02April'12: Class 10 64GB San Disc SD card ~$58, I bought two of 'em!).
- When all four rubber feet are in contact with a clean, hard surface, it doesn't slide very easily!
- It ha just about every short-cut key you'd want, WiFi & Bluetooth on/off, brightness up/down/auto, volume, system settings, browser and screen capture! Would be nice if there was a recent apps or contextual key.

Things to keep in mind:
- The dock does not come with it's own charger, you'll have to use the one that came with the tablet or buy a second one for about $50. Also, the dock will not charge the tablet via the USB connection, it's only USB 2.0, the dock and tablet both require a USB 3.0 connection to support charging.
- The keyboard doesn't keep your tablet's battery topped up like it's plugged in. Instead it provides a charge to the tablet whenever it gets below a certain level of charge. It keeps a higher state of charge if it's plugged in to AC power, but works the same way.
- While running the tablet in performance mode using ooVoo and some other apps with the screen in Super IPS + mode my dock battery drained to 20% very quickly (2.5 to 3 hours on the very first charge, keep in mind that lithium batteries get better before they get worse). Good news is that my tablet was sitting at about 70% charged after that!
- There's two little rubber plugs that are inserted into the bottom of the tablet. If you lay it down face up above your keyboard you'll see that these line up with some locking clips inside the hinge on the keyboard dock. Those rubber plugs need to be removed before attempting to insert the tablet. You can take them out with jeweler's screw driver or if you wanna McGyver it, use the latch on your watch band, if you wear a sports watch. They pull straight out the bottom of the tablet and are almost 1/2 inch deep. When you insert the tablet to the dock you'll hear a distinctive click and the little chrome latch will be resting at the far right of the slide.
- If you have a SD card inserted in the dock, make sure you safely remove it before you un-dock the tablet, same goes for any USB storage devices.