Back in November 2015, Microsoft released a device called Display Dock with which one can use Lumia 950 and 950 XL devices with a big screen monitor. Now a company called Andromium has created a laptop like device called Superbook.
This device looks like a laptop and comes with a large screen, keyboard and multi-touch trackpad, 8+ hours of battery, and phone charging capabilities. Once connected to a phone through a USB cable, the Superbook launches an app to deliver a full laptop experience.
“The Superbook is a shell that turns your Android smartphone into a complete laptop. Get the freedom of using just one computer,” said the company in its webpage.
As per the company, only Android 5.0 and above devices are compatible with Superbook and they also need to have atleast 1.5 GB of RAM and USB OTG support.
You can use your smartphone to take pictures and make video calls while it is connected to the Superbook. You can access Google play store and can charge smartphones simultaneously while in use. The Superbook actually uses the DisplayLink technology.
Differentiating between Google made Chromebook and Superbook, Andromium said, “The Chromebook is an independent laptop, unlike the Superbook, which is a smartphone accessory. Many of us have very powerful smartphones that contain processing power greater than that of most Chromebooks on the market today. When you choose the Superbook, you leverage the processing abilities of the smartphone, resulting in a far more powerful and superior experience.”
“Additionally, the Superbook enables on-the-go productivity. Since everything already reside in your smartphone, by using your smartphone and Superbook combo, you don’t have to worry about syncing information back and forth between devices. The final advantage that the Superbook gives its users is that the next time you upgrade your Smartphone, you are also upgrading the processing power of your Superbook – which isn’t true for the Chromebook,” Andromium added.
Currently, the Superbook is in works. You can join in the project and get your Superbook. Currently, there is a $99 (approximately Rs 6,700) for which you will get the Superbook (Gold) with one custom USB OTG cord and a charging adapter. As per the company, it will be delivered by February next year. There are several other plans with special Superbook packages which you can find here.