Last Updated: November 4th, 2011
I have a confession to make: I'm incredibly jealous of Transformer owners. Not because of the tablet itself, but the super-sick laptop dock. Don't get me wrong -- I love the tablet, too, but that dock just does it for me. It's functional, useful, and brings things to the Transformer that I can only wish my Galaxy Tab 10.1 had.
All bonuses aside, one of the core features of the Transformer's dock is, of course, the keyboard. For web surfing, checking email, and light social networking, a keyboard-less tablet is fine. But for those of us who use tablets for more than that, a keyboard is almost a requisite.
Last Updated: April 6th, 2012
With the arrival of Honeycomb 3.1 came some really nice features, including one of the most useful to date: USB host support. This allows users to plug thumb drives, external hard drives, mice, keyboards, and more into their tablets and use them with little-to-no hassle.
Out of the many uses for USB host support, adding a game controller to your tablet is a simple way to have more fun with your device -- it improves the experience with a lot of games, especially if, like me, you hate touchscreen controls. While most tablet manufacturers have included gamepad support in their devices right out of the box, such is not the case with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (possibly because of the lack of a dedicated USB port), but not to worry -- if you're looking to use a USB game controller on your Tab, there is a way to get it working, granted you have the 30-pin USB adapter.