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The Superbook: Transform Your Smartphone into a Laptop

Created by Andromium Inc.

The Superbook: Transform Your Smartphone into a Laptop
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16,732 backers pledged $2,952,508.59 on Kickstarter

The Most Funded Kickstarter Ever in 'Hardware' Transform your smartphone into your PC with the Universal Laptop Dock for Android devices.

Raised in Kickstarter
$2,952,508.59 / 16,732 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$514,158.00 / 16,476 backers
Estimated Shipping Date: July 2017

1) Superbook

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The Superbook
The Superbook (Gold) with 1 custom USB-OTG cord, 1 Charging Adapter and our undying love. Note... more »
$119.00

2) Add-on accessories

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Universal Side Mount
Clip your smartphone to your Superbook, with multiple ends to work with any smartphone!
$25.00
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Beta Access Club Membership
The Beta Access Club is a community of Andromium users that get the new unreleased version of And... more »
$25.00
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Charging Adapter
Charging adapter for the Superbook. Choose between US, EU, UK, and Asia plug heads.
$10.00
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Extra Superbook Sleeve
**NOTE: IF YOU ARE A BACKER YOU WILL RECEIVE A FREE SLEEVE FOR EVERY SUPERBOOK IN YOUR ORIGINAL P... more »
$10.00
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Custom Cord Bundle
Four cords (2 USB-C and 2 of your choice) to connect your superbook.
$10.00
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Carbon Fiber Superbook Skin
**NOTE: IF YOU ARE A BACKER WILL RECEIVE A FREE SKIN FOR EVERY SUPERBOOK IN YOUR ORIGINAL PLEDGE.... more »
$10.00

Learn About Our Project:

Our campaign is over! It’s been an incredible 30 days. Our team is excited and hard at work to bring you the Superbook.

To join our mailing list and stay updated on Superbook and Andromium news, visit www.getsuperbook.com.

Press inquiry? Please contact hello@andromiumos.com.

Follow us on Twitter @getsuperbook and on Facebook

We’re also hiring! Check out our open positions.

UPDATE 8/19: 2.5M! Backlit Keys and We're Hiring!

Stretch goals activated:

Note: if you want Backlit Keys and have already pledged for the 1080p upgrade, you only need to add another $25 on top of your existing pledge.
 

 

We're ALSO providing charger plugs for our international backers as well. See our update for more details.
 
Finally, did you know that the Superbook can also work with Windows tablets, laptops, PC sticks and Macs? Check it out!

 

Your smartphone is an incredibly powerful computer.

You already do a lot on your smartphone: it's convenient, portable, and holds all of your apps, files, and contacts.

In fact, you could accomplish a lot more with it, but are often held back by its small screen size and limited mobile interface. 

That's why we created the Superbook - to remove those restrictions and give you the freedom of using just one computer.

What is the Superbook?

At its core, the Superbook is a smart laptop shell that provides a large screen, keyboard and multi-touch trackpad, 8+ hours of battery, and phone charging capabilities. 

When plugged into your Android smartphone, it launches our app to deliver the full laptop experience.

Think of it as the ultimate accessory for your smartphone.

Just plug and play
Just plug and play

 

Press or media inquiry? Contact us at hello@andromiumos.com

 

Whether you're a creative, a student, a road warrior, a frequent flyer, or all of the above, the Superbook gives you the freedom to do more with the one computer that has everything—take off without your laptop, land anywhere and get to work without ever needing to sync your files or applications again. 

 

With the Superbook, you can do everything you can do on a laptop—and more. With desktop-class browsing, access to office applications, games, and even programming, the opportunities are limitless.

Here's a small sample of the things you can do on the Superbook:

Browse the internet and answer emails

Edit documents and create presentations

The complete Office suite is compatible with Andromium. Create and edit documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more—right from your Superbook.

Play video games

Are you all work and no play? We can fix that! The Superbook is compatible with thousands of Android games, downloadable directly from the Google Play store.

Write code

Whether you're a beginner learning to code, or a seasoned developer trying to build software on-the-go, the Superbook is the perfect tool to help you program away. Any IDE built for Android can be accessed by your Superbook.

 

You upgrade your smartphone every 1-2 years, but how often do you upgrade your laptop or tablet? 

Say no more to the hassle of maintaining outdated devices and the costs associated with unnecessary upgrades. With the Superbook, whenever you get a new Android phone, it's just like getting a new laptop every time—with updated processing power! 

All features and capabilities of your new Android phone will be still be compatible with your Superbook.

Compatibility: The Superbook is compatible with all modern Android devices, including Samsung Galaxy / Note, LG, Nexus, HTC, Sony Xperia, Blu, Huawei, and many other smartphones. As long as your phone supports USB-OTG (which it most likely does), the Superbook will work for you.

11.6" HD Display - Great for productivity

8+ Hours of Battery - Charges your phone simultaneously

Multi-Touch Trackpad & Keyboard - With Android Navigation Keys

Access all the files and applications on your smartphone

Stay connected via your phone's data, Wifi, and Bluetooth

 

Superbook Basic ($99 Tier, $85 Early Bird)

Be one of the first to get our Superbook in gold. Comes with one connector cord—and, of course, our undying love.

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Simple and gold

The Superbook Special ($159 Tier, $145 Early Bird)

An exclusive offer for Kickstarter backers, the Superbook Special comes with your choice of the Superbook in Blue or Gold, the connector cord, our full accessories bundle, and we'll even throw in a gorgeous universal side mount - perfect for mounting your smartphone to your Superbook. 

In addition, you'll be added our Beta Access Club, a community of Andromium users that get exclusive access to new and experimental features for our Andromium app.

The Superbook Special bundle
The Superbook Special bundle

 

Blue and Beautiful
Blue and Beautiful

 

The Universal Side Mount
The Universal Side Mount

Other rewards include:

  • THANK YOU ($5 Tier) - Your name will forever be in the Andromium app source code
  • THE BETA ACCESS CLUB ($25 Tier) - Join a community of Andromium users that get exclusive access to new and experimental features in Andromium.
  • THE COMMUTER SPECIAL ($299 Tier) - Want one at work and one at home so you never have to carry around a laptop again? Get 2x THE SUPERBOOK SPECIAL for less.
  • THE FAMILY SPECIAL ($599 Tier) - Want one at work and one at home so you never have to carry around a laptop again? Get 4x THE SUPERBOOK SPECIAL for less.
  • THE DISTRIBUTOR SPECIAL ($9,900 Tier) - In response to multiple requests, we're adding in the option for distributors in various regions to test out interest in the Superbook with a small batch of 100x SUPERBOOK BASIC.

 

The Stretch Goals

  • 150K: Major International Language Keyboard Decals FREE 
  • 300K: Extra USB Port - Full Size Type A FREE 
  • 500K: Bigger Battery - 8hr+ to 10hr+ FREE 
  • 1M: 1080p Option ($30 added cost upgrade) 
  • 1.5M: Customized Superbook Sleeves w/ Pockets for Smartphone FREE 
  • 2M: Solid Color Skin for the Superbook FREE
  • 2.5M: Backlit Keys + 1080p option ($55 added cost upgrade)
 

The #Freedom2learn Campaign

One of our core beliefs as a team and company is that every individual should have fair access to powerful—and affordable—technology that enables them to learn and connect with the world.

That’s why we’re excited to announce that Andromium is partnering with the Nelson Mandela Long Walk To Freedom Education Project in their #Freedom2learn campaign. 

Together, our vision is to promote access to education and learning in under-resourced communities in Africa.

How it works

Freedom Mobile phones and accompanying Superbooks will be distributed to communities where libraries have been established. The phones will be loaded with educational applications and tools, and the Superbooks will help enable the users to take their ability to learn and be productive to a whole new level. 

Backers have the option to donate a Superbook directly to the campaign—Andromium will provide additional accessories, support, and cover all shipping costs to the campaign.  

How to contribute   

If you would like to make a contribution, there are two ways you can help out:  

  • #FREEDOM2LEARN SUPERBOOK ($99)
    If you don’t own an Android phone, but still want to support our cause, this is the perfect option for you—your contribution will go towards funding a Superbook for a community in need.
  • #FREEDOM2LEARN BUY ONE DONATE ONE ($198)
    This tier is a win all around—with this package, you will receive your own Superbook, and you’ll also donate a Superbook to a community in need.

Bulk donations - If you would like to organize a larger bulk donation, please contact us at hello@andromiumos.com.

Help us achieve our goal of donating 1,000 Superbooks - together, we can work towards building a more equitable future. 

Hi, we're Andromium! 

Back in December 2014, we launched the Andromium Dock. Beloved by many, the dock was our first attempt at turning your smartphone into a laptop. However, the Andromium dock had two major limitations: 

1. It only worked with a handful of smartphones - Our major display technology at the time was MHL, which was only supported by a few phones. 

2. The dock required you to bring your own peripherals - You had to hook up your own monitor, keyboard, and mouse, making it a mess of cords. It was also very difficult to be mobile.

Real talk: yup, we missed our funding goal. But what we gained in the process was an amazing community of loyal and involved users—people like you—who have given us amazing feedback, made their own videos (and videos and videos). 

You've helped guide us in the right direction, and in response to overwhelming feedback, we created the Superbook. We wouldn't be here today without you.

We've come a long way

How it works

So how exactly does the Superbook run? With your smartphone's processing power and our Android app!

All it takes is these two steps:

1. Download the Andromium app from the Google Play store

2. Plug in your smartphone into theSuperbook

That's all it takes. Check out the video below!

 

Specs and Features

Detailed Specs

  • 11.6" LCD display at 768p (1080p upgrade available!)
  • 7.6" x 11.3" x 0.7" (19.3 cm x 28.7 cm x 1.8cm)
  • 2.0lb / 0.9kg
  • Supports Type-C and Micro-B smartphones 
  • 8+ hour battery life 
  • Simultaneously charges smartphone 
  • QWERTY keyboard (Android OS layout) 
  • Android-specific navigation keys (Home, Back, Menu, Recent) 
  • Multi-touch trackpad 
  • Port 1: Custom Charging Port w/ Standard US Charger (Micro-B) 
  • Port 2: Connecting Port (Type-C)
  • Port 3: Extra Port (Full Size A)

Smartphone Minimum Requirements

  • Android 5.0+
  • Dual Core Processor and above 
  • 1.5GB RAM or higher 
  • Type-C or Micro-B phone port 
  • 25mb of free storage (100mb+ recommended)

But wait, there's more!

The Superbook also works with Windows tablets, laptops, and PC sticks along with Macs to provide an instant dual screen laptop. Check it out!

 

Mac Madness
Mac Madness

 

PC Stick FTW!
PC Stick FTW!

 

 

 

Timeline

A quick word on shipping

We want people all over the world to enjoy the Superbook, and we've done our best to pre-negotiate shipping rates to each major country. Due to the variability of prices, it's difficult to be exactly sure what the end rate will be. 

However, we've gotten individual shipping quotes by country, which will be reflected in your backing total. 

Questions? Comments? Feedback of any kind? 

Send us a message at hello@andromiumos.com!

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