In today’s times, a smartphone does an incredible job of a computer with its portability and convenience. But with its small screen size and mobile interface, some tasks cannot be accomplished.
Hence one would need a machine like the Superbook. This product was launched on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website – an attempt to address the problem, with a plug and play device that lets you use your Android smartphone like a laptop and give you the freedom of using just one computer. It is practically a “dumb terminal” that is connected to a smartphone.
From Motorola’s Atrix to Windows HP phone, there have been a number of companies that have tried but failed in the attempt to create a powerful portable machine. The dream of turning your smartphone into a laptop will never die now. The team behind Andromium OS is very keen on this new concept of the Superbook and wants Android smartphone to run a desktop-like operating system.
About the Superbook
The Superbook is connected to an Android smartphone via a micro-USB cable or the new USB Type-C reversible cable. Once you download the Andromium OS app from the Play Store, it connects your device to the Superbook which resembles like a desktop. The Superbook supports multitasking and comes with a multi-touch trackpad that can also charge your smartphone while in use, and boasts a capacity of eight hours of battery life.
Design and Specifications
- The Superbook has a beautifully designed body with an 11.6” 1366×768 display packed in its rich mouse and keyboard-friendly UI.
- Has 8+ Hours of Battery that charges your phone simultaneously.
- Get easy access to all the files and applications on your smartphone.
- Always connects to your phone’s data, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
- Custom Charging Port with Standard US Charger.
- Android 5.0+ support.
- Dual Core Processor with 1.5GB RAM and 25GB of free storage.
Uses of the Superbook
- You can do every type of work which you used to perform on your PC or your laptop.
- Get access to office applications, games, and even programming platforms.
- Browse all internet websites and reply all emails easily.
- Create and edit documents, presentations and spreadsheets.
- Watch and play videos and games.
It is compatible with all modern Android devices, including Samsung Galaxy / Note, LG, Nexus, HTC and many other smartphones. One would face no more hassle of maintaining outdated devices. One just needs an Android phone which can then be updated with more processing power. All features and capabilities will be compatible with your Superbook.
Price and Availability
The Superbook was launched on Kickstarter on July 21st with a starting price of $99. It is available in Blue and Gold which comes with one connector cord too. You get an additional accessories bundle, perfect for mounting your smartphone to your Superbook.
By buying this Superbook, you get easy access to Beta Access Club, where users get to see new and experimental features of Andromium app.
The compatibility of Superbook is the first preference that makes it unique from past endeavors. The complexity in which it transforms any Android smartphone running 5.0 or higher into a laptop is worth mentioning. Whether you’re a creative or a frequent flyer, the Superbook gives you the freedom to do more with one computer and get to work without ever needing to sync your files. Thus the opportunities are limitless.
Those who are eager to get their hands on this new piece of hardware, one can sign up on Kickstarter website to get early access.
Rajiv is one of the founders of Nimblechapps, a web and android game development company based out of India. At Nimblechapps he overlooks delivery, product development and often lends a hand to the in house development team. His personal interest include Travel, Food and Motorcycling.