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ASUS's Transformer Prime GPS dongle gets an early reveal

Last week we reported that ASUS would placate Transformer Prime owners upset over poor internal GPS performance by offering up a free external dongle.
 
The folks over at Land of Droid have managed to snag the first pictures of an engineering sample of the GPS dongle. The GPS dongle looks similar in size and shape to the latch on the Transformer Prime Keyboard attachment and plugs into the dock connector.
 
The site goes onto report that at the dongle attaches securely to the Transformer Prime and that it greatly improves GPS reception.
 
 
 [Source: Land of Droid]

ASUS is supposed to allow customers to order the GPS dongle from its website starting today, so we'll be sure to keep you updated when the official site goes live.

Updated @ 1:43pm
ASUS's online ordering page for the GPS dongle is now live. The free GPS dongle offer -- for Transformer Prime owners -- is valid from now until July 31:

Although the Transformer Prime is not a professional GPS device, as part of our unwavering commitment to customers we are offering all Transformer Prime owners a free external GPS extension kit, called a dongle, which may help improve signal reception and optimize the user experience. We are pleased to announce this offer as part of our commitment to customer service, but it does not replace, alter or amend any existing warranties you may have. For more detailed information about this offer, please click on the link below. We also encourage you to contact your local ASUS customer support hotline directly if you are experiencing GPS related problems. 

ASUS prides itself on delivering an unrivalled user experience, and we offer our sincere apologies for any inconvenience that our customers may have encountered.

 

Sources: Land of Droid, Engadget, ASUS





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By Adam M on 4/17/2012 6:07:24 PM , Rating: 2
I am glad they considered form as a factor, I though they were just going to send out some kind of stock WIFI dongle that would literally stick out like a thumb. What other kinds of antennas can we add to that port? Can we work in a TV tuner and antenna? That would be pretty sweet.




***BEWARE***
By BlueSaint on 4/16/2012 4:41:59 PM , Rating: 1
PERSONAL INFO LEAKED

I created an account with the ASUS web site to request
the GPS Dongle. After I submitted the request, a form with
about 50 persons Name, Address and Phone Numbers was displayed.

And my info was on there aswell.




Enjoying flawles GPS on ma Playbook hehe
By Pirks on 4/16/12, Rating: -1
By MechanicalTechie on 4/16/2012 8:17:56 PM , Rating: 2
What sort of itard blames an OS for a hardware failure?

Yes it is lame that the GPS is useless.. but seriously do yourself a favour.. engage your brain.


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