NexDock Touch is a touchscreen laptop dock for smartphones (or Raspberry Pis and other mini PCs)

The folks at NexDock have been making laptop docks for smartphones for a few years. Here’s the basic idea: give your phone a bigger screen, a full-sized keyboard, and a touchpad by plugging your mobile device into a gadget that looks like a laptop computer. Now NexDock has introduced a new model called the NexDock […]

Crowdfunded NexDock 2 laptop dock for smartphones (or Raspberry Pis) ships to backers

The NexDock 2 is a device that looks like a laptop — it has a 13.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 IPS pixel display, a full-sized backlit keyboard, a 51 Wh battery, and quad speakers. But it doesn’t have its own processor, memory or storage. Instead you can connect it to a smartphone, Raspberry Pi, or […]

Do you still want a laptop dock for your phone? (Because here’s another one)

Remember a few years ago when there were a bunch of crowdfunding campaigns for laptop-like devices that essentially let you use your phone like a notebook computer? Some of them finally started shipping this year (to less-than-stellar reviews), while others have yet to come hit the streets. But that hasn’t stopped new models from popping […]

Superbook laptop dock for smartphones raises over $2.6 million, runs out of stretch goals

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 […]

Acer Liquid Extend is a laptop dock for Acer’s Windows 10 phone

Acer’s first Windows 10 smartphone with support for Windows 10 Continuum starts shipping today (in some parts of the world — it’s coming to the US, but isn’t available here yet). You can connect the Acer Liquid Jade Primo to a docking station, connect an external mouse, keyboard, and display and use the phone like […]

Superbook is a $99 laptop shell for Android smartphones

The $149 NexDock isn’t the only device designed to let you use an Android smartphone like a laptop. A new team has just unveiled a $99 option called the Superbook. It looks like a laptop, but it’s basically a keyboard, touchpad and 11.6 inch display. It has no memory, storage, or processor. Instead, you can […]

Motorola Lapdock turns $5 Raspberry Pi Zero into a laptop

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a $5 single-board computer that you could use as a low-power desktop if you hook up a keyboard, mouse, and external display. But what if you want to the tiny computer as the brains of a laptop? You could try to piece the components together yourself… or you could just […]

MK802 notebook: Connecting a $74 PC to a Motorola Lapdock

The Raspberry Pi isn’t the only mini computer that you can turn into a cheap laptop by connecting a Motorola Lapdock. Motorola’s laptop docking station may have been designed for select Android smartphones, but with the proper adapters you can also use the Lapdock as a keyboard, touchpad, display, and power supply for the MK802 […]