Originally Posted by dodge3003
My power button is even worse than yours :(. I have the case and the dock but don't always want the dock connected, so this is a great idea for me :)
I stripped an old hardrive for a strong magnet for the test and unfortunately if the magnet is close to the tablet it turns it on but if you take it away it does not turn it off which is counter our intentions making this option non viable for our issues. Someone posted a fix for the power button issue on XDA but that would mean stripping the tablet,
The only way I could turn the tablet off while the magnet is flush with the tablet is to use an app but that of course will not work if your case is closed with the magnet.
It would take a simple script, when the magnet is close turn screen off/stand by, magnet off/ screen on. The reason I see Asus not doing an Apple like smart cover is their greater profit to sell the dock. $150 > than a $70 smart cover.