A new, beautiful Bluetooth keyboard for the Nexus 7 has popped up on the interwebs recently. The BG-7, as it’s called, boasts an aluminum frame, a black, dimpled, rubberized back (just like the Nexus 7′s) and colors that exactly match the hues that Asus and Google chose for their beloved 7-incher. This thing was specifically designed for the Nexus 7 and it looks great! The keyboard has 61 keys including several Android shortcut keys (back, home, and menu). It is powered by a rechargeable 160 mAh battery that is said to give 55 hours of consecutive use or 60 days of standby time. The battery is charged by a normal micro USB cable, so you won’t need to worry about fumbling with extra chords. Besides being a great keyboard, the BG-7 acts as a cover for your Nexus 7. Just pop the tablet face down, snap it in and you’re good to go. Best of all, this keyboard costs under $25! Check out a video that an XDA forum member put together after the break. If you’re ready to buy, hit the source link (which is also after the break).
You can’t be a good deal. Well you can when you make it one hell of a deal. The folks at Newegg are doing so by having a sale right now where you can get a refurbished Eee Pad Transformer (TF101) and Keyboard dock for the steal of a price of $329.99. Normally you’re looking at getting this combination for around $500+ brand new. As you all know when you get the device you’ll get a chance to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich and depending on when you get it Asus should have the kinks worked out. I recommend jumping on this deal for this amazing tablet and dock as it’s surely to sell out quickly. Hit the source below to get in on this amazing deal.
As expected ASUS officially announced the Transformer Prime today, the anticipated follow up to the very successful ASUS Transformer. If you told me in early 2011 that ASUS would be the king of Android tablets, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. With the success of the original Transformer, ASUS didn’t sit back as they now have the world’s first quad-core tablet featuring the NVIDIA Tegra 3.
It isn’t all about about the processor either because ASUS really designed a beauty all around. It’s ultra-thin at .33-inches (8.3mm) and it weights only 586g. The metallic design is sexier than any tablet out there. They even upgraded the camera. I know who uses it on a tablet, but if you are ever in a pinch, you will have an 8MP rear camera with F2.4 aperture and recording of 1080p video. The rest of the specs include a 10.1-inch IPS+ display with a 178 degree viewing angle, Gorilla Glass, 1GB DDR2 RAM, 1.3MP front camera, HDMI, and micro USB. For battery life, you can expect 12 hours without the keyboard dock or 18 hours with the keyboard dock.
There was a plethora of Android tablets available this year, but as far as I am concerned, the ASUS Transformer was the one to buy. Even if you weren’t into the keyboard dock, it was still priced right, and they were very timely on updates. We already reported that their follow up will be known as the Transformer Prime, which I know is going to be as hot as the original Transformer.
The new Prime will be thinner and have a better design with the brushed aluminum. Now we get a glimpse of the keyboard dock thanks to Netbook Italia, which resembles the Macbook Pro. With the promise of Ice Cream Sandwich and a Quad-core processor, this one won’t be priced as well as the original, but I am still excited. How about you guys? 2 more pics after the break.
I really do love all these Android tablets coming available to us as the consumer. The ones that real catch my attention are the tablets with keyboards as an accessory. You just have to love the versatility of these devices. The ability to go from a notebook style computing device, to a portable tablet in a blink of an eye.
What has been recently spied in Russia, at a launch for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, is a matching keyboard dock. It’s got a sleek, clean look to it. Quite similar to the original Galaxy Tab. One difference we see though is the way the tablet is docked. The original Tab sat comfortably in portrait position. But this Galaxy Tab 8.9 sit in landscape in its version of this functional accessory. And I have to say, I like the look of the landscape version better. It just seems to be a more natural fit.
Hit the jump for a hands on video from mforum.ru.
Consumers in Spain who may be on the fence about buying a Samsung Galaxy Tab have a bit more of an incentive now. Spanish customers who pre-order a Galaxy Tab between now and October 14th will receive a free keyboard dock, which retails for around $100.
Also, it seems that this offer is only available in Spain, so residents of other European countries may be out of luck. Users interested in registering for the Galaxy Tab can do so here.