My Transformer Pad Prize

Posted Jun 04, 2012 at 8:28 pm in Threads > Opinions

Hi everyone,

I won the transformer pad prize pack a little while back (link).

The pack reached my door today :D and I wanted to share some pics and initial impressions with y’all.

Before that though, I would like to thank Android & Me, Taylor Wimberly, NVidia and every else involved in this contest for these great gifts. This is the first time I’ve ever won any kind of contest and it feels so good to get lucky! I’m sure to cherish this for a long time to come.

So without a further a due, here we go…
Contents of the prize pack- a Jawbone jambox speaker, Logitech wireless game controller, Asus TF300T with the keyboard dock.

No doubt, ever since I knew I won, I read reviews and every other article out there about TF300T. The score everywhere (including A&M) for the pad was 8/10.
Out of the box, it came there was no juice in the tablet and I charged it for a couple of hours. After the initial sign-in yada yada, the device was kind of slow for sometime till all the apps got downloaded (all 109 of them!). There was a system update waiting and once I updated it, things were far some smooth and stable. The touch screen is very responsive and the Tegra 3 is a Beast! Playing my favourite game- Shadowgun brought a grin to my face- especially with the controller (We’ll get to that in a minute). I love how Asus has not meddled too much with the OS and ICS just feels and acts like ICS. The little bloatware that is installed is really useful, like the Asus cloud and Supernote (awesome app!). The integration with the OS is perfect while still retaining the manufacturer trademark. This is something the other manufacturers can learn from Asus (Read Samsung). In the box was a USB cable, charger and a microfibre cleaning cloth.

The dock is just a pleasure to use. My hands are too big for the dock, but it is very much useable. There are special keys in the dock that work wonderfully and the combo just seems made for each other. I now know why everyone was raving about buying these together. Comes with some manuals.

There are a couple of games that are controller friendly in the Tegra Zone. I tried Shadowgun for a bit. It was easy to set up the game controller and the joystick buttons responded as they should. The controller feels heavy and grips well in the hand. The game controller also works on the home screen…although it is kind of difficult to select different things or shift between tabs.

The package that Jambox came in is beautiful. The presentation and the fibre glass case and the way the cables are placed in the package is just amazing. Someone has really put a lot of thought into the aesthetics of the whole product and it really shows. It is very easy to use and pairs absolutely with any bluetooth device, no problems (tried it with my laptop, Asus, S2 and an iphone4). The sound can easily fill up a small room. It does not output audiophile quality sound but the it does have a good bass impact with clear mids. Soundstage is not too wide and the sound separation is good enough. It is a fun little speaker and is definitely recommended. Comes with a good set of quality accesories- two USB cables, one long, one short, charger, a case and a 3.5mm into 3.5mm stereo cable.

Hope you all had fun reading this (if you read it till here) and would like to hear your opinions.
All in all….I am over excited about this win and once again big thanks to A&M and NVidia for bringing this contest to us….and I hope YOU win next time :)

Pictures: Pad Prize pack…