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ASUS Tablet Accessories

Ted Chen of ASUS speaks in Sydney, Australia in November 2008.
Ted Chen of ASUS speaks in Sydney, Australia in November 2008.
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The keyboard is the only accessory made by ASUS specifically for the transformer. But there are several other products designed by other companies to complement the Transformer experience. For instance, there are a number of carrying cases and sleeves that are designed to fit the Transformer. These stylish cases close with the help of a hidden magnetic strip. Most of the cases also contain a built-in support that flips out to stand the Transformer up on a table.

One accessory that's particularly useful for movie lovers and gamers is an HDMI to mini-HDMI cable. The Transformer broadcasts in beautiful, high-resolution HD, but even the sharpest picture can lose some impact on a 10-inch (25.4-centimeter) screen. With the HDMI cable, you can upgrade your image to a bigger HDTV. The same goes for sound. The Transformer has its own built-in speakers, but you'll get a much fuller audio experience from headphones or speakers that you can plug into the audio-out jack.

Another popular accessory is a screen protector to prevent scratches on the sensitive touch-screen. There are both hard screen covers and thin matte covers that apply like a vinyl sticker without leaving any sticky residue.

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