Asus Audio Cover Hands-On: Holy Crap, This Thing Is Awesome

Asus Audio Cover Hands-On: Holy Crap, This Thing Is Awesome

When Asus announced its new ZenPad at Computex yesterday, it slipped a little gadget into the accessories section that we think needs a lot more attention. It’s called the Audio Cover, and it’s an awesome idea.

Asus Audio Cover Hands-On: Holy Crap, This Thing Is Awesome

We listened to a couple of tracks on the ZenPad through the Audio Cover, and found it overall to be a great bump up from the sound you’d normally get on crappy built-in speakers or bundled in-box headphones. We did try and listen to a few new tracks from YouTube to challenge the device, but we were quickly shut down by an Asus staffer for playing too extensively with an “engineering sample”. Boo.

The only complaints I have about the Audio Case is that the tablet sits a little too high in its stand. You wouldn’t be able to use it comfortably sitting or lying down, for example. It’s designed to stand bolt upright like a soldier.

Asus Audio Cover Hands-On: Holy Crap, This Thing Is Awesome

Also, I wouldn’t want to drop the Audio Case. There’s something about a lot of speakers in a small space that doesn’t sound especially sturdy.

These issues aside, however, the Audio Case is a genuine bit of innovation in tablet accessories.

Asus Audio Cover Hands-On: Holy Crap, This Thing Is Awesome