Samsung announced today the release a portfolio of “premium accessories” for their newly released Galaxy Tab 10.1. You will now be able to hook up that super thin Android tablet with docking stations, protective cases and adapters for multimedia solutions. Some of these accessories are available now and others, such as the SD card adapter and the leather case with the Bluetooth keyboard, will be available mid-summer.
Samsung is offering a full keyboard dock for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for the price of $69.99. It will sync and charge your tablet while you are doing stuff on it. It comes with soft-touch Hotkeys which will help you access Internet, e-mail, music and video controls with one push.
If you are just looking to charge you Galaxy Tab, you can get the multi-media dock. You will be able to put your tablet on landscape view and its 3.5mm audio jack will let you use external speakers for a better sound experience. It also includes HDMI pass-through that will let Galaxy Tab users to connect their tablet to the HDMI adapter to transfer multimedia stuff to their entertainment center.
Galaxy Tab users who are looking to add protection to their cherished tablet, have a couple of options. The Book Cover ($59.99) case looks like a neoprene pouch and can also be used as an easel stand when opened. It can also be propped low to be used as a keyboard stand allowing the tablet owners to use the Galaxy Tab’s touchscreen keyboard without removing it from the book case.
Samsung is also offering a more stylish and luxurious option in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Leather Pouch ($29.99). It can easily fit into your briefcase or packpack without adding bulk.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 USB Adapter ($29.99) will let you connect USB accessories such as keyboards, mice, USB drives and other peripherals, without the need of downloading drivers.
Other notable Galaxy Tab 10.1 accessories include a USB 2A Travel charger ($49.99) and a USB 2A Car Charger ($39.99). Both include a USB to 30 Pin Data Cable which can also be purchased separately. And if you don’t like to get your tablet all smudgy, you can use the Galaxy Tab Conductive Stylus which will allow to touch, tap or swipe the touchscreen display without using your sweaty fingers.
While all of the accessories above are available as of today, Samsung also announced the release, for mid-summer, of a Bluetooth keyboard accessory that comes with a black leather case/stand. Some of you may have to wait a bit for the SD card adapter and USB connection Kit (the Tab doesn’t have an SD slot) as well.
Check out the full press release below.
SAMSUNG MOBILE UNVEILS PREMIUM ACCESSORY SUITE FOR GALAXY TAB™ 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the world’s thinnest mobile tablet, now supported by exclusive accessory portfolio offering convenient, portable solutions in docking, charging and convertibility; Available online at Samsung.com
DALLAS, June 21, 2011 — Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No.1 mobile phone provider in the United States1, today announced a line of premium accessories designed exclusively for the Android™ 3.1 Honeycomb-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1. The new set of accessories includes an array of docking, charging and convertibility options to provide users with an enhanced mobile experience for the latest in Android tablet computing.
GALAXY TAB 10.1 KEY ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE NOW
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 accessory portfolio includes several docking solutions for consumers to easily view their favorite movies, listen to music, or quickly empty their inbox on their Galaxy Tab. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Multi-Media Dock provides desktop docking in landscape view, allowing users to charge their Galaxy Tab 10.1 while checking email, listening to music via the 3.5 mm stereo line-out port, or viewing their favorite photos in digital picture frame mode. With easy data sync to PC, pictures, videos, music, contacts, and calendar appointments sync smoothly from the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to a home computer. The Multi-Media Dock also includes HDMI pass through, allowing users to connect their docked Galaxy Tab 10.1 to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 HDMI Adapter (sold separately) to seamlessly transfer multimedia content to a home entertainment center.
With comfortable, soft-touch Android Hotkeys, convenient charging and audio line-out capabilities, the full-size Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Keyboard Dock maximizes the Tab’s features while keeping it securely stationed in the weighted, integrated charging and media dock. Meanwhile, the Android Hotkeys give you one touch access to key features like internet, e-mail, music and video controls.
Protective Casing Options
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 line of accessories also provides users multiple protective casing options, with two available now and a third option – the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Bluetooth Keyboard Case – available later this summer. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 Book Cover Case protects all corners and sides of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 against bumps and scratches while also converting into an easel stand with non-slip feet on the edges. When propped as an easel stand, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Book Cover Case holds the Tab higher to easily view multimedia content while standing up, or props it lower as a keyboard stand for owners to use the Galaxy Tab 10.1 touch-screen keyboard without removing the Tab from its case. Made from premium material, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Book Cover Case is durable, stylish and always maintains its shape.
Also available now is the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Leather Pouch for the perfect mix of portability and convenience. Made from soft leather, this black protective pouch snugly holds the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and fits easily in luggage or a briefcase, offering users a stylish protective carrying solution with no added weight or bulk.
Adapters for Multimedia Solutions
Samsung’s popular movie and TV content service, known as Media Hub, has been redesigned with a new user interface for even faster content downloads and will be available on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 through a future software upgrade. The new version of Media Hub also includes an HD Extender, allowing users to play back Media Hub content on their television via Samsung’s new HDMI Cable Adapter. This adapter also charges the Galaxy Tab and provides 1080p Video playback.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 supports USB On-The-Go (OTG), a hardware solution that allows for several USB enhancements that go beyond data sync and charging. In addition to the ability to upload and share multimedia content between the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and other devices, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 USB Adapter utilizes the Tab’s USB OTG support and allows seamless connectivity between the Tab 10.1 and USB accessory devices such as keyboards, mice, memory sticks, and other peripherals. After simply plugging the USB Adapter into the Galaxy Tab accessory port, owners are now able to use a keyboard, mouse, or memory stick directly with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 without having to load drivers.
Additional Galaxy Tab 10.1 Accessories Available Now
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 accessories lineup also includes a collection of charging and enhancement solutions universal to the entire Galaxy Tab portfolio. Whether at home or abroad, the USB 2A Travel Charger and USB 2A Car Charger allow users to stay powered up while on the go. Each includes a USB to 30 Pin Data Cable that can also be purchased separately.
Additionally, seamlessly interact with your Tab while leaving messy finger prints behind with the Galaxy Tab Conductive Stylus. Finished in attractive chrome and black and styled similar to a premium writing instrument, the Conductive Stylus simulates a finger touch, tap or swipe to provide a full touch screen environment without fingerprints or smudging. The Conductive Stylus is designed with a shirt pocket clip for convenient storage and portability.
GALAXY TAB 10.1 KEY ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE MID-SUMMER
Available later this summer, Galaxy Tab 10.1 users can enhance their accessory portfolio with additional solutions for content sharing and protection. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 Bluetooth Keyboard gives users a full-sized wireless keyboard in a super-thin design. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 Bluetooth Keyboard comes in a sleek black leather case that allows for easy tying at an adjustable angle, while the comfortable Android Hotkeys provide shortcuts to users’ favorite Tab 10.1 features.
Also later this summer, users can transfer photos and videos directly from their digital camera to their Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with the Samsung SD Card Adapter and USB connection kit. Put the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in digital picture frame mode, and users can easily view slideshows of their favorite photos on the Tab’s brilliant 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display with WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution, delivering vibrant colors, crisp clarity, and smooth transitions.
For more information on retail availability and a complete list of accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, visit www.samsung.com.
1Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S. claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics Q1 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of seven independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.