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Currently I'm developing with my Nexus S but would like to use Asus Transformer for that.

So far I figured that device won't charge from USB. And for me - I need to have it on USB for debugging while charged and ON all the time.

Is that even possible? How long device lives on battery when 100% on?


I look at keyboard accessory and it looks good. It seems that I can charge and it will serve as a stand. But I'm not sure if USB in keyboard will work for debugging?

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Not really an answer, but are you hung up on the Transformer? I have a Xoom, and it has a separate charger plug, so you can have the USB cable and charger plugged in at the same time. I prop it up on my desk with a book stand when I'm testing on it at work. –  eldarerathis Nov 9 '11 at 22:41
Great idea. I got Asus at a great deal, I'd like to make it useable if possible –  katit Nov 9 '11 at 23:10
Dev questions are off-topic here so I modified the title, I think the core question is OK. –  Matthew Read Nov 9 '11 at 23:46

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The Asus Eee Pad Transformer uses a USB 3.0 cable. I've seen noises elsewhere on the 'net that it will only charge on a USB 3.0 socket. This is likely associated with the extra power only available on USB 3.0.

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