Asus Transformer Prime Sleeve is an origami-inspired cover for the first quad-core tablet

Asus Transformer Prime Sleeve is an origami-inspired cover for the first quad-core tablet
The Asus Transformer Prime is not just another Android tablet - it’s the very first to run on the quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 with generally positive reviews from all across the tech world. It’s got the optional keyboard dock which doubles the battery life on the 10.1-incher, so it’s looking pretty solid in terms of accessories. And even more so with this origami-inspired case - the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Sleeve.

Does it borrow from the iPad 2 Smart Cover? Well, the Sleeve doubles as a stand so it delivers a similar functionality, but folds in a different way. There seems to be some resemblance, but it’s up to you to decide whether this makes the cover a blind copy, an original concept or is it somewhere in between. 

The Transformer Prime Sleeve comes with a price tag of $39 (or 39 euro) and will fill the two slots used to fit the keyboard dock. It protects only the screen, but probably that should suffice for most of you. Check out the video demonstration below and let us know if you think a cover is a must-have for your tablet or not.

source: Asus Taiwan via TheVerge

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Transformer Prime
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / Other front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC



1. alx33

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

It does resemble the smart cover but it isn't nearly as simple to use. You just bend the smart cover vertically and you know how to use it. Here you have to learn how too fold it in specific ways. Plus it has to go into two ports which seems a little complicated.

2. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

nonetheless, i think rottenapple will sue this idea as well, even if it's nowhere near the ipads smartcover. imagine what'd happen if there were more resemblances. another samsung vs apple lawsuit only replace samsung with asus. :D imo this asus cover is more appealing than the apple ones, and more creative.

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