Crowdfunded project turns your Windows 10 phone into a laptop
NexDock is a cheap laptop-like shell with a monitor and keyboard
The NexDock campaign has just been launched, but the project that transforms your Windows 10 Phone into a laptop thanks to Microsoft’s Continuum feature is already getting a lot of attention.
Basically, NexDock is a monitor with Bluetooth keyboard, HDMI port, USB ports, and a battery. It looks like a traditional laptop, but in fact it is just a laptop-looking shell without a processor, internal storage, RAM or GPU.
The idea is that you can plug your Windows 10 Phone into the NexDock via a cheap USB-C to HDMI adapter and unleash a PC-like experience by utilizing Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile (if your phone supports it). You can also connect other Windows 10 devices like tablets and laptops if you need a second screen for productivity, and even iOS and Android devices to play games.
NexDock is an interesting way to experience Continuum and if you want to support the project you can go to the source link below and pre-order one for $99. The company already sold the first 250 units for $79 each. NexDock will be shipping to customers in June 2016.
The tech specs are as follows:
Dimensions & weight: 351 mm x 233 mm x 20 mm, 1490 gr
Display: 14.1 inch 1366*768 TN Screen with 16:9 display ratio
Keyboard and Touchpad: Bluetooth class 4.0
Battery: Li-ion battery, 3.8V / 10000mAh
HDMI port: mini HDMI
Connectivity: 2x USB port, 1 x TF card slot, 1 x 3.5mm headphone port
Power: DC 3.5mm 5V/2.5 A