Smartphones are powerful computers, with the bunch of apps and games to play with. The problem is, the size and touch input of their displays isn’t always the best comfortable way of doing tasks . Andromium’s new Superbook gives an Android smartphone an 11.6-inch screen with 1,366 x 768 resolution, full-size keyboard, trackpad, 8+ hours of battery, and phone charging capabilities. It weights only a 0.9 kg and connects to an Android smartphone via a single USB cable.
There is no need to run the latest smartphones to use the Superbook, it should support USB-OTG, run Android 5.0 (or newer), pack 1.5 GB of RAM, a dual-core processor and 25 MB of free space and you can plug in using a USB-C or MicroUSB cable.
There’s a built in battery, which, on top of charging a connected phone, allows for 8+t hours of work. The Andromium OS app enables desktop OS-like features, including mouse cursor, keyboard shortcuts, full-screen operation of Play Store apps, and full compatibility with the Ms Office tools.
This project has raised more than $800,000 on Kickstarter, outdoing the initial $50,000 goal with 25 days remaining. The most basic Superbook pack includes a a laptop, a USB-OTG cable and wall adapter, overall at the $99 pledge level. Estimated shipping should start in February 2017.
- 11.6″ LCD display at 768p
- 7.6″ x 11.3″ x 0.7″ (19.3 cm x 28.7 cm x 1.8cm)
- 2.0lb / 0.9kg
- Custom Charging Port w/ Standard US Charger
- USB Type-C port
- Supports Type-C and Micro-B smartphones
- 8+ hour battery life
- Simultaneously charges smartphone
- QWERTY keyboard (Android OS layout)
- Android-specific navigation keys (Home, Back, Menu, Recent)
- Multi-touch trackpad