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.
Update: Want more details about the Superbook and Andromium’s vision for the future of computing? Check out my interview with Andromium CEO Andrew Jiang for the LPX Show podcast.