A lot of us are just now receiving our Transformer Infinity TF700 tablets. Some may have ordered with a case, other may not have. Sorting through the accessories can be a bit overwhelming to say the least. With the popularity of the Transformer Infinity, expect the accessories to become plentiful and harder to choose from. This post is going to hopefully give you some ideas for what to buy for your Infinity that’s going to make it even better than it already is.
I hope this can also become a community driven post from all you Transformer Infinity owners. You can list some of your favorite accessories or ones that you regret buying. I think collectively we can get a great list of “must have” Transformer Infinity accessories.
Best Asus Transformer Infinity Case Ideas
Certainly there are a lot of options if you’re looking for a case that can fit your Infinity TF700 in the “netbook”mode. When you have the tablet docked in the keyboard, there are plenty of 10-inch case products that will do the job just fine. I will get to some of those a little later on.
Asus has created a number of their own official Transformer accessories and these go back to the original Transformer tablet. Asus has done a redesign and come up with a very interesting and somewhat confusing looking Transleeve Dual case. The fact is it’s very versatile and will work for pretty much any type of situation you might need. Some of the key features as listed by Asus include:
- Dual-position multi-view ASUS Pad cover
- Foldable design supports handheld video watching and ergonomic typing
- Fixed-location position allows for wrist comfort without removing the Pad
- Flexible and smart design fits ASUS Pad with or without the dock
- Protective soft-touch polyester microfiber keeps items safe
- Diverse range of colors offered to match your style and taste
In case (no pun intended) you’re looking for a Transformer Infinity case that works without the keyboard dock, rooCASE make some great quality and popular cases. They come in a few colors including black, red and magenta. They have a couple varieties, which include a “multi-angle” folio case, a “dual-axis” leather case, and an executive portfolio leather case. All these variants are for just the tablet portion of the Infinity TF700.
Screen Protectors and Body Protectors
I am currently researching between Skinomi and Zagg screen and body protection. For those of you who want to keep your Infinity tablet free from bulk, a protective skin is your best option. There are many different companies like Gelaskins who offer up artistic skins. Those are cool but are not made of the same durable materials that go into Zagg products. The real difference aside from quality is that Zagg are transparent. They are a bit more challenging to place on your tablet but you can get full 100% coverage. I’ll have a bit more details and hands-on because I’m buying a Zagg screen protector for my tablet and smartphone. It would appear that the two best options are between Skinomi and Zagg. I’ll have more comparison information up soon. On a personal note the reason I’m preferring a skin is because the design of tablet and the feel of it remains pristine. You’re holding the hardware/tablet and not a rubber case etc.
I recently bought a small and light Bluetooth speaker and it’s amazing! I think having a wireless speaker for your Infinity tablet is almost a “must have” especially if you enjoy watching movies or listening to music in an environment outside of the home. This is to say that the audio from the tablet speakers is not excellent when you are in a big environment such as outdoors. A Bluetooth speaker can be setup easily, is small, and allows for a much more pleasant listening experience. I have bought the Monster ClarityHD speaker and will post some details in a mini review. So far this is the best investment I’ve made. The best part about a Bluetooth speaker is that you can use it on any Bluetooth device like a smartphone or laptop. You aren’t just limited to using it with your Transformer Infinity.
- Ultra-compact, high performance Bluetooth speaker delivers best-in-class wireless stereo sound.
- Optimized for Blackberry devices, smartphones, netbooks and notebook PCs.
- Built-in mic with advanced noise cancellation enables clear wireless hands-free calling and conferencing.
- Rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries power up to 5 hours of play time at full volume on a single charge.
- Connects to iPod or any device with a 3.5 mm headphone port using a mini-jack cable (cable not included).
Bluetooth Mouse (Wireless) vs. USB Mouse
If you’re like me, a trackpad works in small doses. If you need to get really productive or require very precise, repetitive work on your docked Transformer Infinity, then a Bluetooth mouse is a great investment. You may also simply not like using a trackpad. Not everyone has experience with the laptop style touchpad and perhaps it’s your first experience with one. You can either give it some time and learn how to use it better, or you may simply prefer to use a mouse instead. If a mouse means more enjoyment from your Infinity tablet then I say go for it!
I will strongly suggest looking at Bluetooth because there isn’t a surplus of USB ports on your Infinity dock and uses up a port for a mouse might leave you in bind later on.