The latest smartphones and mini PCs carry plenty of processing power in a small portable device, which one company is looking to take advantage of and allow you transform them into desktop PC systems when required using NexDock.
NexDock takes the form of a laptop style device that is equipped with a full QWERTY keyboard and 14 inch monitor together with a built-in battery and Bluetooth connectivity. Simply connect your smartphone to provide the processing power, graphics and storage and you have a portable desktop PC device for just $119 that can easily be upgraded.
NexDock is capable of transforming your Windows 10 smartphone into a laptop using the Continuum feature, although if you do not have a Windows 10 smartphone you can also use a wide variety of other hardware to create a portable device such as the awesome Raspberry Pi, Stick PC or similar pocket PCs.
The creators of NexDock have taken to the Indiegogo crowdfunding website with the aim of raising $300,000 over the next month to take that concept into production. The team behind the unique system explains more about its inspiration, design and functionality.
NexDock isn’t just for Windows 10 smartphone. Thanks to mini HDMI-in port — the innovative NexDock let you get the most out of many other devices just plugging in. The monitor with built-in battery and bluetooth keyboard lasts days for all other devices. NexDock is designed to go anywhere you want to go and do everything you want to do along the way. With a full-size keyboard and screen, experience real productivity with even the smallest of tablets.
Connect NexDock with the world’s smallest PCs, for a cost-effective computer on the go. Connect to a Raspberry Pi computer and create the world’s most affordable full-size laptop. Use as a secondary monitor for your laptop to set up a multi-screen workstation when traveling. Add a wireless display adapter and watch movies or TV shows from your Android phone.
For more information on the new NexDock hardware and to make a pledge for just $79 for early bird backers jump over to the Indiegogo website for details. Raspberry Pi enthusiasts may also be interested in our essential guide to Raspberry Pi displays and HATS.