Tired of lugging your laptop around with you to and from the office? Sick of dealing with the hassle of having to remove your laptop at airport security when you already have so many other things to remove (shoes, belts, jackets, toiletries!)?
According to CNET, Dell is working on a new creation dubbed Project Ophelia: a USB-sized, Android-powered HDMI port that plugs into any computer monitor or television (provided it’s equipped with an HDMI plug, of course). The device lets users access locally-stored files, plus it allows for remote access to other desktops and the Google Play store, including apps, movies, and television shows.
Of course, if you’re connecting to a television rather than a computer, you’ll need to be sure to have a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse handy – which, for travelers, are much lighter to tout around than a full-sized laptop. Plus, you don’t have to empty these from your bags when going through airport security.
The plug can store up to 8GB of internal storage, but this can easily be expanded by using the device’s microSD slot. However, if you don’t want to rely on just the internal storage, you can use PocketCloud to connect to your home computer and access all of your files without over-burdening the internal storage of the plug. You can even upload from and download to your home computer. Oh, and did we mention that despite running on Android, you’ll even be able to use this on an iOS device.
Project Ophelia will be powered by Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and runs on a 1.6GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor. The best part? Besides being able to throw your “computer” into your pocket, it will cost you less than $100.