If you’re an owner of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime, listen up: you’re automatically eligible for a free GPS dongle to alleviate some less-than-stellar satellite reception. ASUS has just opened their registration page with instructions on the four-step process to claim your free hardware. The GPS dongle (which ASUS is calling the “external GPS extension kit”) fits into the Transformer Prime’s docking port and comes in a dark or light color to match your tablet.
In order to claim your dongle, you’ll need to log in or register for the ASUS VIP support site. From there you register your Transformer Prime (you know, that tedious process that none of us actually do) and click the “GPS Extension Kit Apply & Inquire” link. Enter your tablet’s serial number and your delivery address and you should be good to go. ASUS doesn’t say how long it’ll take to get there, but since shipping is presumably free it could be a week or two. If you want the free GPS dongle, hurry it up: the offer’s only valid through July 31st.
We saw a sneak peek of the dongle earlier this morning, and to be honest… it doesn’t look good. T’s bulky, plastic, and generally ruins the Prime’s premium aesthetic. It also won’t allow you to use the dongle and a charger or keyboard dock at the same time. But all things considered we’re glad that ASUS is offering them, and even more glad that they’re doing it for free. After all, it’s better than being told that “you’re holding it wrong”. Future Transformer models like the Transformer Pad 300 shouldn’t supper from the GPS reception issue.
I registered my transformer prime but the link doesn’t work. When you click the button to order the extension kit it says, “page doesn’t exist”
The registration process sucks. It took well over 20 minutes to register and it rejected my S/N. After a lot of frustration, it finally worked. However, this is my last ASUS product.
i had no problems at all. then again i did not wait to the last minute. i registered almost three weeks ago and got my confirmation call and email over a week ago. the process was straight forward just need to slow down and take the time to read. if your prime was given to you by an adult i advise having an adult fill it out as those who are used to a world a single sentence tweets, replies etc. will likely have a difficult time reading in full the details as provided by asus online. still don’t understand why so many blogs said you coudn’t register until these as well as why people didn’t take the initiative and go ahead and register earlier as i and many others did. that said fear not, registering is as simple and straighforward as any i have seen, as said just pay attention, read and the whole thing takes five minutes and you are done.
how did you get it to take your S/N – having exactly the same problem
I had no issues registering in early January, and no issues with the extension kit page. Nice move by ASUS, but still won’t fix my wifi which will now be the worst component of the device. It’s not really that bad, but my 5 year old HP laptop runs circles around it range wise…