Imagine if you could take your Galaxy S3 or S4 smartphone and instantly transform it into a tablet. Further, what if you could take that S3/S4 tablet and turn it into a laptop? That’s exactly what the Migoal’s TransMaker is all about.
This concept isn’t a new one. We’ve already seen phones that turn into tablets with Asus’ Padfone line or ExoTablet’s TransPhone series. We have even seen a laptop docking accessory for the Motorola Atrix. Still, none of these solutions have been all that popular, and neither have their counterpart phones.
In contrast, the Galaxy S3 and S4 are two of the most popular Android devices on the planet, which means that Migoal already has a pretty big potential audience for its new accessory.
The Galaxy S3 and S4 are two of the most popular Android devices on the planet, which means that Migoal already has a pretty big potential audience for its new accessory.
As with similar offerings, the TransMaker laptop and keyboard docks do not contain any processors, RAM or storage.
Both the laptop and tablet accessory do have their own batteries however, with a 6000 mAh battery in the laptop keyboard and a 5000 mAh battery in the tablet dock.
TransMaker also comes in two distinct versions for your S3 or S4. The first one is a 10.1-inch model with a 1280 x 800 resolution. The second model has a 11.6-inch display with a full 1080p resolution.
The idea of transforming the latest (and last-gen) Galaxy handset into a laptop/tablet combo is a compelling one, but can the Chinese-based Migoal actually find success here? In the long run it will come down to a three primary factors: pricing, build quality and perceived value.
If Migoal wants to succeed where others have stumbled, they need to ensure that docking the Galaxy is easy and works well. They also need exceptional build quality and pricing that doesn’t break the bank.
Unfortunately, we have no clue when the TransMaker will arrive commercially, or how much the company plans to sell it for. According to Migoal’s website, they will be showing the product off at IFA this September, so hopefully we will learn more then.
So what do you think, if TransMaker is responsibly priced, would you be interested?
For those that want to learn more, head over to Migoal’s website and you can leave your name, email and country of residence, and Migoal will get in contact with you when the TransMaker is available in your area.