If you’re a diehard Android user with a bit of extra coin this holiday season, you most likely have the ASUS Transformer Prime on their holiday wishlist. If the keyboard dock doesn’t quite fit into your budget, you may have been eying ASUS’s own origami type smartcover to compliment the supertab and keep it safe from the environment. Even with my flawless screen protecting technique, I can’t even imagine attempting to screen protect one of these bad boys making their smart cover an almost necessary option. Their cover folds in an almost unnecessary amount of ways (most likely to avoid lawsuits) and can easily transform to into a stand that suits a variety of positions. Looks, damn cool too. You can watch the video that was uploaded to ASUS Taiwan’s Facebook page down below.
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