On Thursday, California startup Andromium launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $50,000 for The Superbook, which turns Android smartphones into laptops.
The device is described as a smart laptop shell that consists of an 11.6″ HD screen, keyboard, and multi-touch trackpad. It offers over 8 hours of battery, phone charging capabilities and will always connected via your phone’s data, Wifi, and Bluetooth. Andromium stated the Superbook will give users the freedom to do more without needing a laptop and there will be no need to sync files or applications again.
Users can web browse, answer emails, edit documents, create presentations, play games, and even write codes. The company also noted that all features and capabilities of Superbook will always be compatible with Samsung Galaxy/Note, LG, Nexus, HTC, Sony Xperia, Blu, Huawei (and many more) even if the user upgrades their Android phone.
The Superbook basic(which will be gold) is currently available on Kickstarter for $99 and will include a one connector cord. Those who get the special Super for $159 will be able to choice between Gold and Blue colors and will receive a connector cord, full accessories bundle and a universal side mount. The backers who go for the Superbook special will also be added to the Andromium Beta Access Club and have access to the new and experimental features of the company’s app.
Since its launch, Superbook’s Kickstarter has already surpassed its initial $50,000 funding goal and is now over $400,000 thanks to 2800 backers. Once the initiative surpasses $500,000, Andromium will upgrade the Battery for all backers from 8 hours to 10 hours. If the campaign attracts over $1 million, the company will offer the option to upgrade to 1080p HD screen for an additional cost.
The campaign is set to close on August 20th.
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