[Q] Galaxy tablet + Asus Transformer Keyboard dock. What do you think?
I hate the official Keyboard for the Galaxy tablets. It is just a docking craddle with a keyboard, but I would love to have something like the Asus Transformer Keyboard Dock for my Galaxy. It is not only a docking craddle and a keyboard, but also a backup battery, an expansion port (USB and card reader) and it can transform the Asus tablet into a netbook format.
This keyboard is connected to the tablet using a 30 pin port similar to the docking port in the Galaxy tablets but a little different. But since the functionality of this port is equal to the Galaxy port, I was wondering if it would be possible to remove the Asus port and replace it with a Samsung port and a little of pin swapping, of course.
What do you think?
Of course there is the problem of accommodating the Samsung tablet in a place designed to accommodate the Asus tablet but this is not a problem a Dremel can't solve. I'm more interested in the electronic side of the problem.
I have connected succesfully a device with keyboard + mouse to the tablet using an OTG USB cable and I know there are USB hubs that work with the tablet allowing the connection of several USB devices at once and also the charger, so if this docking keyboard is constructed as a usb hub with keyboard + mouse + additional USB + card reader, it should be possible to connect it.
I'm not sure if this keyboard has also audio ports and if they can be put to work too, but this would be an additional bonus since I'm mainly interested in getting the keyboard and mouse working and then the USB, card reader and battery backup and lastly the sound (if it exists)
Any tech info about the Asus Keyboard Dock and Asus docking port will be highly appreciated.
I have a Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, but I think this project should work the same also for all Galaxy tablets with a 30 pin docking port. (Tab 10.1, Tab 2 10.1, Tab 7", Tab7" plus, Tab 2 7", Note 8"... )