We wrote about the NexDock, a 14-inch monitor with built-in battery and bluetooth keyboard which turns small screen devices into a laptop, in February, at the start of their Indiegogo fund-raising campaign.
Now 60 days later the team has met their funding goal of $300,000, which means that the company is now in a position to start delivering on their June deadline for shipping the devices out.
The NexDock takes advantage of Continuum feature the Lumia 950 or 950 XL to deliver a full computing experience, and even if you have a device which does not have Continuum feature, you can still use NexDock using its mini HDMI-in port.
The company writers:
“Microsoft introduced a promising direction with Windows 10 mobile OS with Continuum feature and we hope to bring more productivity to Windows 10 smartphones with NexDock” said Emre Kosmaz, founder of Nex Computer LLC, “You can also get more productivity with NexDock with the smallest PCs, tablets to transform them the most affordable laptops and it is only the first step to our vision. In the future, we want to design docks with better integrated Mini PCs. By separating processor & OS from the displays, we are hoping to start a paradigm shift in consumer electronics which would enable less electronic waste for environment and a better computer to match customers’ exact needs.” he added.
Check our their demo video below.
The fund-raiser started at $99, but those interest can still get in at $119, with around 300 slots available at that price.
Note however that Microsoft is working on their own solution which may be more integrated, though there is no guarantee their own laptop dock will ever hit the market.