For a tablet that prides itself in being thin and lightweight, the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 accessory sure adds considerable heft to the device. The Korean manufacturer's UK branch has teamed up with 14 Bike Co to bring the world the Samsung Galaxy bicycle -- a mild-mannered bike with a custom paint job and a detachable holder for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 made from carbon fiber. So, why carry a tablet on a bicycle? For checking things like mileage planners and route trackers on the go, apparently. No word on pricing yet, but we're guessing that this'll be among the more expensive tablet accessories out there. Press information after the break.
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SAMSUNG UNVEILS THE ULTIMATE WAY TO TRANSPORT THE GALAXY TAB 10.1
29th September 2011, London, UK – Today, Samsung UK unveils the ultimate Galaxy Tab 10.1 accessory having collaborated with bespoke bike manufacturer, 14 Bike Co to create a custom made road bike and top of the range Tablet holder. Demonstrating the Galaxy Tab 10.1's 'lighter for performance' ethos the Tab holder is designed by F1 manufacturers, is super light at 125g and is complete with a super strong premium finish.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 features a 10.1 inch crystal clear WXGA TFT LCD screen, weighs only 565 grams and is the world's thinnest mobile tablet of its screen size measuring just 8.6 millimetres. Such features are complemented by the special edition bike's bespoke handling and elements of the tab have been used to influence the overall bike design.
The stunning hand built steel frame pedal bike boasts a striking custom paint job exposing sleek black paint on one side and cool white paint on the opposite, reflecting the colours the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is available in. The detachable Tab holder positioned in the triangular frame is made from quality Carbon fibre featuring the same Carbon specification used on F1 cars and has a fantastic strength to weight ratio. This means the holder is light yet robust – making it perfect for moving your Tab 10.1 with ease and in style.
Accessible from the side, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 holder allows for the device to be used easily whilst on the move. Applications such as dashboards tracking mileage, route planners and repair instructions for punctures, can be downloaded from the Android Marketplace to enhance everyday cycling routes or more adventurous trips – a handy addition for any cyclist.
14 Bike Co is a specialist bespoke bike manufacturer that intends to push modern British bike manufacturing back into the limelight. They use the highest quality materials, some of the best people in the industry and offer one of the widest varieties of bike designs.