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UPERFECT X Pro lapdock is a 4K portable display and keyboard for your smartphone

UPERFECT makes a line of docks that basically turn your smartphone into a laptop computer by adding a keyboard, touchpad, portable display, and battery. The company’s latest is the biggest, highest-resolution to date. It’s also the most expensive. The UPERFECT X Pro Lapdock features a 15.6 inch, 4K touchscreen display, a detachable keyboard, and a […]

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Lilbits: Seven screen laptop, yet another smartphone laptop dock, and Android 12 details leaked (maybe)

More than a year ago I wrote about an extraordinarily odd laptop with seven displays called the Aurora 7. Designed by a UK company called Expanscape, at the time it was described as an engineering prototype, although the company said it was willing to sell models to contract buyers before the design was even finalized. […]

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NexDock 360 is a 13.3 inch convertible laptop dock for smartphones (and other devices)

The NexDock 360 looks like a laptop, but it doesn’t have its own processor, memory, storage or operating system. Instead it’s designed to use your phone (or other devices like a Raspberry Pi) for those things. Plug your phone into the NexcDock 360 and you can interact with your mobile apps on a 13.3 inch […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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[email protected] 15 Touch is a mobile display + keyboard for your smartphone

Companies have been offering laptop docks for smartphones for a few years, with varying levels of success. Typically the idea is to let you connect something that looks like a notebook to your smartphone so you can use a keyboard, touchpad, and large display. The [email protected] 15 Touch is something a little different. Instead of […]

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Crowdfunded Superbook laptop dock for smartphones is all-but-dead

Three years ago a group of folks raised more than $2.9 million through a Kickstarter campaign for their Superbook — a laptop dock that you connect to your smartphone to use your mobile device as if it were a notebook computer. Then reality started to set in. The team encountered some unexpected challenges and pushed […]

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NexDock 2 is a new laptop shell for your smartphone (crowdfunding)

Nearly three years after running a crowdfunding campaign for a laptop dock powered by your smartphone, the folks at NexDock are back for another round. The NexDock 2 has a better screen, a more compact design, and an aluminum body (rather than plastic). You can connect a smartphone by running a cable to the USB-C […]

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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 […]

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Superbook laptop dock for smartphones is (finally) shipping

The Superbook looks like a laptop, but its actually a smartphone accessory that you can connect to your phone to interact with mobile apps on a notebook-sized display, keyboard, and touchpad. Sentio launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Superbook in 2016, raising nearly $3 million to bring the device to market. And while the company […]

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Project Linda dock turns Razer smartphone into a notebook (concept device)

It wouldn’t be the consumer electronics show of Razer didn’t show up with a flashy concept device that may or may not ever come to market. This year it’s the Project Linda laptop dock for the company’s Razer smartphone. At first glance, Project Linda looks like a laptop. But peer a little closer and you’ll […]