There’s definitely a little bit of tension between the owners of smartphones and those who prefer carrying around larger phablets or even tablet computers. There’s no snarkiness yet, but you can sense the underlying tussle for the moral high ground, as both sides claim their solution is a better way to do things.
Well now you don’t have to go through any self-justification if you’re a Samsung Galaxy S3 or S4 owner, because you can simply snap your phone into the back of a TransMaker TR10 device and bingo, you’ve turned it into a full blown 10.1 inch tablet. You’re amazed aren’t you?
The cool thing is of course the fact that the tablet is also instantly a 3G or even 4G model, which means you can roam wherever you like without having to be tied to a boring old WiFi connection. Which is very cool. You can also use the Bluetooth function to hook up a wireless keyboard, which takes your humble smartphone to a whole new level in awesomeness, since it’s now not far from being a laptop computer.
All the power and glory of the processor etc comes from your phone, the TransMaker only adds a 10.1 inch 1200×800 HD Super IPS capacitive touchscreen, internal speaker, a 5000mAh battery, microUSB port, 3.5mm earphone jack and relevant buttons for navigating around Android.
The whole thing weighs in at 525g and the Bluetooth keyboard option comes with its own 6000mAh battery, so you should have plenty of computing time available to you if you’re on the move. The manufacturer, Migoal, also offers a TransMaker TR11 (above), which is an 11.6 inch tablet housing for Galaxy S3 and S4 phones, although the company has not as yet released pricing for either products.
Finally, there’s also a Bluetooth dialer available as an optional extra, which can be used to pick up and make calls with your docked Samsung phone, so you don’t have to keep slotting it in and out of the tablet dock. Clever stuff. Now why don’t more companies come up with clever products like this?