The Superbook is a universal laptop dock that made its debut on Kickstarter in August. For $100, it promised the ability for users to turn their smartphone into a laptop, add a second screen to existing tablets or improve input options for stick PCs. It was successfully funded, reaching almost $3 million despite its modest goal of $50,000. Now, it’s almost ready to ship.
To help celebrate, the developer of Superbook, Sentio, released a video showcasing some of its abilities. Hailing it as the “ultimate accessory,” the video shows the Superbook expanding the capabilities of a variety of different pieces of hardware. It is even shown working with Android, iOS and Windows devices.
The base model Superbook comes with an 11.6-inch 768P TN display, multi-touch trackpad, keyboard with Android hotkeys and a battery that should last up to eight hours. Since a number of the original campaign’s strength goals were met though, there will be some additional options for buyers when the Superbook goes on sale. Upgrades include a 1080P IPS panel and backlit keys, which add an additional $55 to the price tag.
There are also additional accessories like a universal side mount and a cord bundle for $25 each, as well as color options for gold, silver and black casings.
We’re told by Sentio that the Superbook will begin shipping at the end of May, though anyone pre-ordering now will need to wait until June or July depending on which version they pick, according to the official site.
Pre-orders are priced at $120, though when the Superbook officially goes on sale that will rise to $150.
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