Product profile: The laptop that never needs upgrading


Many people have both a smartphone and laptop, and both devices get upgraded regularly when more powerful versions come along.

The Superbook aims to eliminate upgrading your laptop altogether. While it looks like a laptop, it is actually just a terminal for your smartphone. You download the phone app, plug your phone into the Superbook, and the Superbook becomes your screen, keyboard and trackpad. The app even creates a proper desktop-type environment from the phone, so that it feels like you are using a real laptop.

The great thing is that every time you upgrade your phone, you get a laptop upgrade in the process, without creating the e-waste of the old laptop. Just plug your new upgraded phone into the Superbook and you have an upgraded laptop!

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

Basic specs on the Superbook are an 11.6” 720p display (a combined 1080p display and backlit keys upgrade is an option for US$55 extra), 8+ hours of battery life, the ability to charge your phone while working, multi-touch trackpad and keyboard with Android navigation keys, and an optional universal side mount to attach your phone to the Superbook.

RRP: starting at US$99. For more information go to

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