More of the days in them Smartphones Could be considered a new and fresh product in our world, somewhere at the beginning of the decade, we saw ventures aimed at trying to make them a complete replacement for personal computers - because why invest in both an advanced personal smart pocket and a computer Mobile Wise, if you can use the brain of the first to activate the second?
The concept itself sounds reasonable, but its high-quality application turned out to be very challenging - and companies like Motorola Vassos who adopted him have failed miserably at the mission, on a number of different occasions. Is all they lacked is the right price tag that will make the business lucrative, and support as broad as possible? This is the general idea behind the PhoneBook venture, which managed to raise more than 380,000 dollars in just a few weeks onkickstarter.
The PhoneBook is an 1.4 20-pound laptop shell with an 15.6-inch screen that is based on an 1,920 × 1,080 pixel IPS panel and supports physical touch, keyboard and touchpad, stereo speakers, battery Internal for up to eight hours of work and a variety of connections - but no processor, wireless or memory Its own dedicated.
Connecting an iOS or Android-based smartphone or tablet (with Snapdragon chips only - devices with Mediatek chips are not supported) through one of the USB connections available in the PhoneBook will allow you to reflect the device's display on the big screen, and work more comfortably with the physical keyboard, The touch pad, large touch screen or mouse that will also be attached to the product. This can be seen as an alternative to DeX's technology סמסונג - but one that is not limited to a number of home appliances סמסונג And is based on dedicated hardware at a competitive price, rather than relying on hardware that is already available (or may not be available) at the designated customer's home.
The cheapest cost for the currently available PhoneBook is 189 dollars (NIS 665 value), plus 15 dollars for worldwide shipping, and with a promise of deliveries beginning next month and indicating that the product is in phase Development Very advanced, seemingly.
Worth the investment or not? Tell us what you think in the comments.