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Eee Pad Transformer will get Android 3.2 update tomorrow

Posted in ASUS by Reuben Drake on July 27th, 2011

Eee Pad Transformer users have some good news today. Asus has confirmed that you can get your Android 3.2 fix on tomorrow. ASUS has confirmed that the update will arrive tomorrow, on July 28th.

There should not be very many surprises since ASUS is sticking with stock Honeycomb, but we can hope for a few fixes included as well as more general Android updates that are run of the mill. This is great news for Eee Pad Transformer owners.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer gets Android 3.1 update

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on May 31st, 2011

ASUS has confirmed that the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update for the Eee Pad Transformer tablet will be arriving tomorrow. The Android 3.1 update includes several upgrades, like bringing Movies from the Android Marketplace, re-sizable widgets, USB host support, full flash support for Flash Player 10.2, and more.

That’s good news for Eee Pad Transformer users, if you have been lucky enough to find one in the US. That’s not an easy task. Maybe now Asus can work on getting more available.

Eee Pad Transformer Launches with Limited Supply

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2011

So today is the day that the Eee Pad Transformer tablet was supposed to be available. You have been waiting patiently and we have some good news. The company has kept their word. You can get one today online and in retail stores. However you may have trouble finding one, since the tablet is in limited supply.

The tablet is available from places like Amazon, Walmart.com, Target, Sears and others. You can get the full list of sellers here. To refresh your memory, it features Android 3.0, a 10.1-inch display and an NVIDIA Tegra processor.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer hits US on April 26th

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on April 21st, 2011

If you have been waiting for the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, you won’t have much longer to wait. We also now have a price. The 10.1-inch Transformer with its 1280 x 800 IPS panel and 16GB of storage will cost you $399. The 32GB version will cost you $499.

The docking station that almost turns it into a laptop is $150. The device is expected on Tuesday, April 26th. If you already have your money saved, then all you need to do is wait.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Android Tablet hits UK on March 30th

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on March 28th, 2011

ASUS’ new Android tablet, the Eee Pad Transformer, is headed to the UK on March 30th. The device should cost between 379 GBP ($606) and 399 GBP ($639), depending on the amount of storage you choose. You can choose 16GB, 32GB or 64GB capacities.

The Eee Pad Transformer features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 capacitive touchscreen display, a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 512MB/1GB RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, a 5.0-megapixel rear-facing camera, and an optional full QWERTY keyboard that turns the tablet into a notebook style PC and runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

Green Max Robot Toilet Transformer

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on February 22nd, 2010

When is the last time you saw a toilet Transformer? It’s a first for me too. There’s actually a toilet maker called TOTO in Japan, who makes “Greenmax” toilets. To market these porcelain thrones they are using this robot action figure. TOTOROBO’s signature catchphrase? That would be “Protect the Earth, GMAX! Ready – Switch, on!”.

It’s too bad that with all the good the company does the environment with their toilets, the creation of this plastic toy with such huge packaging sort of undoes all that and flushes it all away.

Sega Saturn Joystick transforms into an insect

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on October 15th, 2009

Sega Saturn Joystick transforms into an insectThis Sega Saturn joystick has two identities. One is a mild mannered joystick, the other is a killer Insecticon. It also goes by “Robo-Space-Bug,” according to its creator, James Ian Killinger. Apparently Killinger didn’t have to completely re-engineer the joystick to make it transform.

It has all of the original components and three extra screws. That’s it, just three extra screws. One wonders what he could do with four extra screws. Or five. The man is clearly a genius and it’s clear that we have been taking screws for granted.

Botropolis: This week in robots

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on September 25th, 2009

Botropolis: This week in robotsIt’s that time of the week again, where we document the coming apocalypse by showing you just some of what we covered this week over at Botropolis. This may be the beginning of the weekend for you, but robots, like death, take no holidays.

JingJing And PuiPui: Tai Chi Bots.

The Complete Futurama Collection: In Bender’s Head.

Cylons: The History Of The Cylon Centurion Costume.

Robot Tee: The Robots Come Out At Knight.

Voltron transforms into a working camera

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on June 11th, 2009

Voltron transforms into a working cameraThis transforming Voltron is awesome. A) It’s Voltron. B)It transforms into a working camera. and C) See A and B. This transforming Voltron action figure actually shoots 110 film. Apparently it was sold in the 1980s by Impulse Ltd.

Not that that helps us get one in the here and now. Few things in life are this awesome. Now, we are on a mission to find one. This is way cooler then that time my Qosmio notebook turned into a Transformer.

Transformer USB hub turns into a Netbook

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2009

Transformer USB hub turns into a NetbookWe’ve seen several USB transformers lately. There must be a movie coming out or something. There’s the transforming mouse, the Ravage USB drive, and now we have this $42 import that features a cassette deck, similar to Soundwave.

This guy can transform into a netbook. And whether you dig “Qosmio” netbooks or not, it’s a cool 4-port USB hub. So you can now have a small army of USB transformers.

Trypticon Transforming Laser Mouse

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on May 20th, 2009

Trypticon Transforming Laser MouseMouse or robot dinosaur? No one knows for sure. But thank god the transformers in the new Transformers movie don’t look as cheap as these. These are like the Ravage Transforming USB flash drive, just not as awesome.

Disguise your mouse as a dinosaur, or disguise your dinosaur as a mouse. Obviously you need to make them fight at some point. Only a whooping $60 and due in September 2009.

The Messenger Bag Director’s Chair

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on April 7th, 2009

The Messenger Bag Director’s ChairHere’s a transformer that Michael Bay had nothing to do with. Pretty cool. Transform your bag into a chair. Because historically chairs have been tough to carry around. Which is why you don’t see too many people walking down the street carrying them. But that’s all changed now.

The Messenger Bag Director’s Chair comes with telescoping legs and a folding backrest so you can fold it down to less than 4” thick in just seconds. It’s durable too, with an aluminum and steel frame and a 600-denier nylon mesh seat supporting up to 250 lbs. The sweetness doesn’t end there however. How about an integrated cup holder and two pockets in the armrests? This chair insure that no matter where you go, you’ll always have a seat.

Mickey Mouse Transformer hits Japan

Posted in Toys by Conner Flynn on January 15th, 2009

Mickey Mouse Transformer hits JapanSome people are obsessed with Disney. Some not so much. But the makers of this new Transformer toy from Japan clearly love both Mickey Mouse and Transformers. I admit, when we first spotted this toy in the prototype phase, at our robot sister site Botropolis, we weren’t all that impressed.

Then when we saw the first pics with some color, we still weren’t that thrilled and figured it was geared toward chumps who would buy anything Disney. However, now that we see the final product, I have to admit that it looks cool. And I’m no Mickey Mouse fan. It was on display at this week’s Tokyo Toy Forum 2009.

AMD Phenom PC Case is part Transformer

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on January 13th, 2009

AMD Phenom PC Case is part TransformerThis is one of the coolest, most awesome, most jawdropping PC case mods we’ve seen in awhile. This AMD Phenom PC Case opens up in almost all directions, and looks a lot like a Transformer. It even features a green lighting scheme. Seriously, this thing looks like it’s about to take flight and fight another robot and fill your home with explosions and flying parts.

It’s got a certain classic Cylon look about it too. Look at the picture. Now look at yours. Yeah, now that you’ve seen it, you know what is missing in your life. It was created by Bill Owen, who is a true genius among men. We are not worthy.

LED Torch is a tiny transformer

Posted in Flashlights by Conner Flynn on December 30th, 2008

LED Torch is a tiny transformerWorried about the rise of the robots? Sure we all are. But we never saw it coming from our trusty flashlights. Yes, they will transform and enslave us by being useful in the dark. Which is a brilliant plan. We will never see it coming when the light goes out and they finally attack.

This awesome flashlight can transform into three different forms: humanoid robot, scrambling spider and standing spider. That’s three cool things in one flashlight. Which is two more than your current flashlight does. All this coolness for only $20.


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