The Toshiba Thrive isn’t the only Android tablet that can handle USB peripherals such as a flash drive or mouse. In fact, Google Android 3.1 includes USB host capabilities out of the box — but not all Android tablets feature full-sized USB ports like the Thrive. One upcoming tablet that will is the Asus Eee Pad Slider.
In the video below you can see what happens when you plug in a USB flash drive or a USB mouse — but not just any mouse: a wireless mouse.
If you’ve been using Windows or even Linux computers for a long time, it might be hard to get excited about the ability to plug in any old mouse or keyboard. But this is kind of a big deal in the realm of Android tablets. Up until recently there wasn’t much support for third party peripherals, aside from the occasional Bluetooth headset or joystick.
The Asus Eee Pad Slider features a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, and Android 3.1 operating system. It’s expected to launch in the US this fall.
via Notebook Italia