The Superbook is a proposed product from Sentio, which might be more familiar to some people out there as Andromium Inc., which was its previous name. In short, the Superbook is a laptop dock that can be connected to a smartphone for the purpose of using its capabilities to provide laptop-like functionality. As a result, there are a fair number of people who are interested in this particular product, as shown by the fact that the Superbook Kickstarter brought in close to $3 million in funding in spite of the fact that it had sought no more than $50,000 at the start.
What Is the Superbook Kickstarter Promising?
First and foremost, the Superbook promises to provide interested individuals with a laptop shell. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the laptop shell possesses a keyboard, a touchpad, and a sizable screen. This makes sense because the whole point of the product is to provide people who want to work on a laptop rather than a smartphone, which might share some similarities when it comes to their capabilities but are very different when it comes to the circumstances for which they are most suitable.
Capabilities-wise, the Superbook will be able to help out interested individuals with a wide range of tasks. For example, the promise is that the Office suite will be fully compatible with the products, meaning that users will be able to use it to complete a wide range of projects for various purposes. Likewise, it has been said that the laptop will be able to support the games that have been uploaded to the Google Play store, which should come as welcome news to those who are seeking to play those games on a bigger screen than what can be found on smartphones.
Besides these functions, the Superbook is also interesting in that it will come with a battery capable of providing power for more than eight hours at a time. Naturally, this means that the Superbook will be capable of charging the smartphone connected to it as well, meaning that while its main function will be providing laptop-like functionality to a smartphone, it will serve an additional role by being a smartphone charger on the go.
On a final note, it is worth mentioning something about the intention behind the Superbook. In short, the premise is that a lot of people don't upgrade their laptops on a regular basis but do upgrade their smartphones on a regular basis. Since a smartphone is essentially just a fairly powerful computer in its own right, this means that a relatively recent smartphone should be able to provide much the same functions as a laptop but can't do so because it wasn't designed to do so. The Superbook is intended to overcome this particular problem so that interested individuals can get more usefulness out of their smartphone, which should come as welcome news to those who get new smartphones on a semi-regular basis but can't say the same for laptops.
Overall, the Superbook seems like an interesting product that should appeal to a particular segment of smartphone users out there. The Kickstarter campaign has been completed for some time, meaning that get involved with the product through that avenue isn't possible at this point in time. However, there are other options out there, which is why interested individuals might want to check out the Sentio website for further information.
Currently, the Superbook seems like it is coming close to the point when Sentio can begin selling units to non-backers as well. The product hasn't been released to the backers, but the first batch of mass-produced units are now in Sentio's warehouse, where they are being inspected for potential issues so that they can be corrected sooner rather than later. As a result, assuming that nothing goes catastrophically wrong in the immediate future, it is not unreasonable to assume that the Superbook will start going out to the backers in the coming months. After which, Sentio might start offering further units to people who didn't back the Kickstarter for whatever reason but are nonetheless interested in the product. In other words, now is the right time to look further into the Superbook for those who are interested, though they might want to wait for reviews to come out from actual users before taking more significant steps.
Written by Garrett Parker
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