Post Reply

Is this keyboard dock good

OP wakkaday

15th June 2014, 05:00 PM   |  #1  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 2
 
172 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2013
Asus Accessory TF701T-DOCK-AD02 Transformer Pad Tablet PC Keyboard B95716 873

Just ordered from eBay
Anyone know if I will have problems what do I need to look forgot check keyboard is good


Does anyone use the keyboard dock regularly
Is it good to type
Is the trackback any good

Thanks


Sent from my K00C using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
25th July 2014, 09:23 AM   |  #2  
Member
Thanks Meter: 8
 
47 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by wakkaday

Asus Accessory TF701T-DOCK-AD02 Transformer Pad Tablet PC Keyboard B95716 873

Just ordered from eBay
Anyone know if I will have problems what do I need to look forgot check keyboard is good


Does anyone use the keyboard dock regularly
Is it good to type
Is the trackback any good

Thanks


Sent from my K00C using XDA Premium 4 mobile app


As is see its the standard keyboard for Asus TF701T. The only thing that u have to check is the Keyboard FW when it arrive, cause FW under 2013.11 have the disconnect issue, so the keyboard disconnects and u have to unplug/ plug it to solve the problem.

SO when its under 2013.11 u have to update it first. But i dont know if we could seperate update the keyboard, does anyone tried it before?

greetz

monkey

P.S.: I bought the Pad with Keyboard. I love it, feels good at writing, the buttons are big enough and the touchpad also do his work great. After Updateing in the first time with the TF701 i had no problems again with the dock. The USB3 port works good, high transfer rate and no problems with watching direct from the usb.

I do a lot with the pad and dock, much homework over citrix and it works great with keyboard.

The only little thing i miss, is the light at the keyboard, but i think im only spoiled by my lenovo T540p ^^

EDIT: correction: FW under 2013.11 have the issue, with 2013.11 and higher sould it work without problems.
Last edited by crack_monkey; 25th July 2014 at 09:41 AM.
26th July 2014, 04:46 PM   |  #3  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
12 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jul 2014
The biggest benefit to getting a Transformer is getting the keyboard. That's its claim to fame and its reason for being. The keyboard gives you that extra battery time and connectivity with USB that is the main, if not the only, reason that I got the Transformer in the first place and why I upgraded to the new model. If you do a lot of typing for work, or need the extra battery life then get one. With the keyboard connected you essentially have a type of netbook and you have built in protection for your screen so you don't need a case. Try to get one with a build date in 2014 though.
12th August 2014, 10:24 AM   |  #4  
Junior Member
Hong Kong
Thanks Meter: 1
 
11 posts
Join Date:Joined: Apr 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by wakkaday

Asus Accessory TF701T-DOCK-AD02 Transformer Pad Tablet PC Keyboard B95716 873

Just ordered from eBay
Anyone know if I will have problems what do I need to look forgot check keyboard is good


Does anyone use the keyboard dock regularly
Is it good to type
Is the trackback any good

Thanks


Sent from my K00C using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

It depends on how your behavior towards functions of the docking (i.e keyboard, function keys, mouse pad, USB 3.0, SD card reader, external battery). For me, I love it so much. I fully utilize all functions about the docking. i.e pluged a USB hub with a mouse and a 16GB USB memory stick to save my doc. it sometimes share a bit battery to my phone in very urgent case.

however, u may stuck if there is firmware version difference or Dalvik cache problem.
so far, ASUS's hardware quality is wonderful but the supporting matters are terrible.
Don't worry! you may find the solutions in this forum.
20th August 2014, 05:58 AM   |  #5  
Joepo77's Avatar
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 3
 
10 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jun 2014
Donate to Me
TF701 dock connection
Quote:
Originally Posted by wakkaday

Asus Accessory TF701T-DOCK-AD02 Transformer Pad Tablet PC Keyboard B95716 873

Just ordered from eBay
Anyone know if I will have problems what do I need to look forgot check keyboard is good


Does anyone use the keyboard dock regularly
Is it good to type
Is the trackback any good

Thanks


Sent from my K00C using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

Hi to you,

I read quite some threads about this TF701 dock connection and I have quite some experience with it.
Situation seems to be as follows:

The newer 2014 dock models appear to have a better grip and a slight more flexible electrical connector to maintain connection during mechanical movements. But over time the problem still exists depending on the use. It is a mechanical hinge design imperfection that did not change between 2013 and 2014 models. I expect Asus will not give the existing dock productline a redesign since the tablet has to be changed as well. With product life sycles of about 2 years it just does not make sense for a manufacturor to do that.

Therefor this TF701 instability will stay part of the 'specifications'. Besides that, the TF701 is a blast of a tablet, with stunning speed and resolution. Especially with the recent KitKat 4.4.2 update. Almost one year on the market, it still can measure with more recent and more expensive competitors. So this makes the TF701 still high performance for money.

It is difficult to track the dock production dates. It is only on the box they are packed in. So hard to discover the production year from the product code itself. Anyway, If your tablet-dock combination still have a mechanical or electrical issue over time, a modification kit is available as a solution for fixing both issues in 2 minutes. It took me quite some time to find out the exact match in material, shape, thickness and placement to overcome this weak design. The result on video shows a firm and stable grip between tablet and dock, including a reliable electrical connection. And it will last.
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Top Threads in Transformer TF701 Q&A, Help & Troubleshooting by ThreadRank