Padfone Keyboard Dock – New Details, Price, Where to Buy

Update May 28th, 2014 – Yes, it is confirmed by AT&T and Asus that the Padfone X will indeed be getting the keyboard dock station. Here is what they have said:

The PadFone X Mobile Dock is a custom-fit Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad that transforms PadFone X into a notebook. Precision-engineered keys and high-quality aluminum construction deliver a comfortable typing experience, and the integrated touchpad allows navigation of documents and webpages without needing to touch the screen. The Mobile Dock connects to PadFone X via Bluetooth 3.0 and includes a 450mAh battery for up to one month of use between charges.

The PadFone X Mobile Dock is a custom-fit Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad that transforms PadFone X into a notebook. Precision-engineered keys and high-quality aluminum construction deliver a comfortable typing experience, and the integrated touchpad allows navigation of documents and webpages without needing to touch the screen. The Mobile Dock connects to PadFone X via Bluetooth 3.0 and includes a 450mAh battery for up to one month of use between charges. – See more at: http://about.att.com/story/order_the_asus_padfone_x_exclusively_from_att_beginning_june_6_for_zero_down_or_no_annual_contract.html#sthash.VytkICXg.dpuf
The PadFone X Mobile Dock is a custom-fit Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad that transforms PadFone X into a notebook. Precision-engineered keys and high-quality aluminum construction deliver a comfortable typing experience, and the integrated touchpad allows navigation of documents and webpages without needing to touch the screen. The Mobile Dock connects to PadFone X via Bluetooth 3.0 and includes a 450mAh battery for up to one month of use between charges. – See more at: http://about.att.com/story/order_the_asus_padfone_x_exclusively_from_att_beginning_june_6_for_zero_down_or_no_annual_contract.html#sthash.VytkICXg.dpuf
The PadFone X Mobile Dock is a custom-fit Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad that transforms PadFone X into a notebook. Precision-engineered keys and high-quality aluminum construction deliver a comfortable typing experience, and the integrated touchpad allows navigation of documents and webpages without needing to touch the screen. The Mobile Dock connects to PadFone X via Bluetooth 3.0 and includes a 450mAh battery for up to one month of use between charges. – See more at: http://about.att.com/story/order_the_asus_padfone_x_exclusively_from_att_beginning_june_6_for_zero_down_or_no_annual_contract.html#sthash.VytkICXg.dpuf

Long gone are the days like the original Padfone which was a phone, tablet and keyboard dock. It was innovative at the time, no question about. Perhaps though it was slightly ahead of its time. A while back, Asus executives did suggest that the Padfone keyboard dock station could be revisited. Well folks, it does appear that the day may be coming fast.

With the Padfone X coming to the US markets soon, perhaps this keyboard dock will work with that model. It’s unclear if this will be a generic style docking system which will allow any of the 10-inch Padfone tablets to dock. I think that would be the most suitable choice, but it’s just not clear at this time.

A few details are know which include the fact that this keyboard dock will be light because it has a tiny battery. It’s a 450mAh battery so it will power the Bluetooth and that’s it. It a device like this, obviously weight is a key. We can see a lot of new design features that will make the overall combination of 3 devices in 1 a lot more usable and practical. This new keyboard for Padfone is very thin especially when you consider the first generation as a comparison. Wondering about USB ports? The only port on this mobile dock is a microUSB for charging it. Asus really have done an amazing job here and we can’t wait to see some hands-on video and new details.

Asus in calling this a Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard, the PF-06 Mobile Dock to be exact. It’s a keyboard for a Padfone!

Recent Photos and Diagrams of the new keyboard for Padfone:

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[source: FCC]

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