Much like back in 2011 when the Motorola Atrix phone and its companion, the Lapdock, could turn your Atrix into a laptop computer of sorts, a company called Migol is offering a similar solution for the widely popular Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 that will turn your phone into a 10.1-inch or 11.6-inch tablet or laptop.
The TransMaker TR10 will turn any Galaxy S3 or S4 into a 10.1-inch Tablet or laptop and the TransMaker TR11 will up the size to 11.6-inches. The specifications are:
- TR10 - 10.1â€³ IPS touchscreen panel (1280—800 resolution)
- TR11 - 11.6â€³ IPS touchscreen panel (1920—1080 resolution)
- Audio - 1x2W Speaker + 3.5mm earphone jack
- USB - 1x micro USB port
- Buttons - Home, menu, back, power on/off, volume +/-
- 1x DC-in
- 5000mAh Lithium battery in Tablet
- 6000mAh Lithium batter in Keyboard
- TR10 - 263 x 181 x 10.7mm
- TR11 - 305 x 192 x 11.5mm
- TR10: 525g
- TR11: 620g
The TR10 and TR11 packages include two parts - either a 10.1-inch or 11.6-inch Cordless Tablet and a Mobile Keyboard Dock that turns the phone-powered Tablet into a Laptop. The Tablet/Laptop is completely dependent on your Galaxy S3 or S4 for its operating system, as are your Wi-Fi or data connection. There is a slot on the back of the TransMaker Tablet with a male connector where you can easily slide in or out your S3 or S4. If you and a friend want to share the TransMaker, simply remove your S3 or S4 phone and allow them to slide in their own S3 or S4 - all data stays on the phone so there are no privacy issues.
Need to make or answer a phone call while using the Tablet or Laptop, you can either use a Bluetooth headset or easily pull out the phone from the TransMaker Station. The Tablet has its own 5000mAh battery and the Keyboard uses its own 6000mAh battery to extend the life for both the phone and the tablet.
The website does allow you to pre-order, but only by taking your name and email address and they will forward it to the seller in your area for contact about availability and pricing. I look forward to a review of the device and its pricing, which will certainly determine a lot. Are you interested in a device such as the TransMaker, or will you pass.