The Clambook is a smartphone accessory that basically lets you use your phone as a notebook — complete with a big display, full-sized keyboard, touchpad, and speakers. It’s due out in time for the 2012 holiday season for an unspecified price, and the Clambook is expected to work with the iPhone and Android smartphones.
The notebook itself is just dumb hardware. It doesn’t have its own CPU, memory or storage. Instead your phone acts as the machine’s brain.
In other words, it works a lot like a Motorola Webtop or Asus Padfone. But while both of those solutions actually let you slide your phone into a docking port, you have to hook up the Clambook to your phone with an MHL cable — which makes the setup a little less mobile.
Still, Clamcase’s Clambook is an awfully purty smartphone accessory. We won’t know how useful it actually is until later this year when it’s due to hit the streets and we’ll find out if it actually does a good job of handling apps designed for smaller devices with touchscreen displays.