The Superbook is a device that looks like a laptop, but which is really more of a portable screen, keyboard, and battery for your smartphone. Plug a phone into the Superbook and you can run your Android apps on a bigger display with a desktop-style user interface complete with a taskbar and multi-window support.
Andromium launched a Kickstarter campaign in July, hoping to raise $50,000 to take the Superbook from concept to a real product that could be shipped to customers.
With less than a day left until the campaign ends, the project has raised over $2.6 million in pledges.
That means the project has reached all of its stretch goals: backers can now opt for a Superbook with a 1080p IPS display for an additional $30 pledge. Or they can get a 1080p screen and a backlit keyboard by pledging $55 extra.
Or you can just get the standard Superbook for $99 if you’re cool with an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel TN display, a multit-touch touchpad, a battery that should provide around 8 hours of run time, and micro USB, USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports.
While the Superbook was originally designed as a companion for smartphones running Android 5.0 or later, the team has also recently started working on adding support for additional devices. The Superbook should also be able to turn a Raspberry Pi or Intel Compute Stick-style device into a laptop. Or you can use the Superbook as a second screen for a Windows or Mac computer.
Andromium hopes to begin shipping Superbook devices to early bird backers of the Kickstarter campaign in January. Most backers will have to wait until February though.