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Superbook is the Universal Laptop Dock that transforms your Android smartphone into a laptop.  Get the LIMITED PREORDER PRICE while it lasts! Don't miss out -
Superbook is the Universal Laptop Dock that transforms your Android smartphone into a laptop.  Get the LIMITED PREORDER PRICE while it lasts! Don't miss out -
16,732 backers pledged $2,952,508 to help bring this project to life.

2M Stretch Goal Unlocked!! (also Demo Videos + Raspberry Pi?! + Blue Superbook)

Posted by Andromium Inc. (Creator)

Hi. We're Andromium.

We're a small (but incredibly dedicated!) team working hard to build a future where the only computer you'll need is your smartphone.

And if you had told us before our campaign began that we'd be launching to over 12,000 backers -- and that we would eventually break $2M in pledges -- we're not so sure that we would've believed you.

2M? We're speechless.  

Wow - we've now crossed the 2M stretch goal! You will now receive a Carbon Fiber skin for each Superbook in your order. Here's a sample of what the skin looks like:

Carbon Fiber
Carbon Fiber

We'll have some photos of what it looks like on the Superbook later on in the week.

A massive thank you to our wonderful backer community for your constant support, and for spreading the word like wildfire - and special thanks to those of you who have helped us grow the community through our referral program.

There 7 days left. Let's get those backlit keys!


Wait. What? Raspberry Pi?!

Yep. That's right. The Superbook can plug into a Raspberry Pi. It took an afternoon of experimentation and filling in the holes in missing documentation, but we did it. We did it for you. Those of you who've been keeping a close watch of the comments have already seen this picture, but here it is:

The Book of Pi
The Book of Pi

We'll be including instructions on the Superbook website once the campaign ends. This now adds to the growing list of devices other than your Android smartphone that you can use your Superbook with:


The Blue Superbook

Many of you have been asking for better pictures of the Blue Superbook, exclusive to Kickstarter backers of the Superbook Special. Well, here it is!



Remember, this particular color is available only on Kickstarter, and we have no plans on offering it after. Want to get the Blue Superbook? Back the Superbook Special, Commuter Special, or Family Special tiers.


More demo videos

We'll pump out more of these as we go along, but here are a few early additional videos of the Superbook in action, both launching as well as running some full screen apps. A note that we're showing our prototypes here, so much of the interaction will be different in the final product (e.g. there won't be a screensaver while the Superbook is disconnected - that's just for our testing purposes):

More to come!

And finally, we're excited to go into our last week with awesome momentum, even while our team is short staffed and traveling. Thanks again to all of you who are helping answer questions / comments, it means so much to us. And thank you all for making this possible!

❤︎ Team Andromium

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      Cuong Nguyen on

      Any video showing if the Chromebit stick will work with the Superbook?

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      Andrew Culver on

      Question online it states that I pledge $119 but I added $55 for the upgrade and I was charged $174 do I need to worry?

    3. Johnson Chen on

      Hi, can you provide the web link where I can obtain the instruction about "Pi book". Thank you.

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      Stephen Klein on

      so with the addition of the raspberry pi as an option, have you guys thought of creating a version where one can embed the pi into the superbook?

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      @Stephen Keyes Yes, although you may want to use the speakerphone for calls.
      @Marc Schnabel After the project is funded you will receive a link to the survey through Backerkit, where you will be able to specify pledge details and confirm your shipping address.

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      Marc Schnabel on

      Really cool, congrats. Sorry if this has already been answered, but how can I choose the color for my Superbooks, and how do you determine the right key decals and charger? Thanks for answers in advance.

    7. Stephen Keyes on

      Sorry if this has been answered before, the comments are near impossible to search.

      Are you still able to use your Android phone fully (make calls, answer texts/check e-mail etc) while connected to the Superbook?


    8. ET3D on

      Congratulations on reaching the stretch goal.

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      Gustavo Campanelli on

      Really happy about the Rapsberry Pi support, now I'll ask for a different platform. I'll be thrilled if you manage it but I understand correctly if it's out of the question. I'd like to be able to connect a Paralella. To make it simpler, it's the ubuntu operating system running on arm processors I'd like to see connected .

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      Roman Brunner on

      A few answers, as far as I know. Please correct me if I'am wrong in any point.
      @Edward Lazo Scott: They will add backlit keys for another 25$ when they reach 2.5M (Or they do it anyways if they are close enough to 2.5M) Yet we did not reach that goal, but there are 7 days left and I guess we get there (Estimate between 2.3M and 2.8M) So to get the backlit key, you would need to add another 25$ to your pledge. To indicate you want the blue one, there will be a survey after the campaign finished.
      @Benjamin Williams: I would assume that the spare USB port will be ok to power the Raspberry PI but the model they tested it on may yet does not have this port (this is a guess by me) because this is a stretch goal and they have to design it first.
      @Tobias Vollmer: Will be published after the campaign on their website
      @Rio: will stay the same size

    11. Benjamin Williams

      The blue one looks stunning. Will definitely be picking that one in my pledge.

      The Raspberry Pi still needs to be plugged into the mains? Will it not pull in power from the spare USB port?

    12. Edward Lazo Scott on

      First congratulations on reaching $2 million in backers!!
      I have just pledged $224 to get the optional Blue Laptop with 1080p plus delivered to me in the UK. Is the back-lit option being offered now? and if so how do I go about opting for this? Plus at what point do I indicate I would like the Blue one?

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      Tobias Vollmer on

      Do you write a howto for the Raspberry Pi?

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      Rio on

      Hope it will stay 1.8cm thick with the backlit. Or even thinner since no other hardware inside :)

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      Joel Orosco on

      Being that backers reached $2 million, will the back-lit option be offered after all? Because I really want that along with the 1080p screen.

    16. Greg Cimmarrusti on

      Congrats Team Andromium! On the way to $2.5 . . . I want my backlit keys. All the best.

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      Anthony Altieri

      Actually... crap. This update pretty much means I'll have to buy a 3D printer so I can make a mount for the pi, now.

      Sigh... Can't be helped, I guess. ;-)

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      Anthony Altieri

      @Yosef What distro of linux does it run? It should work... but you may need to do some hacking to get the libraries and all to compile/load. If it's debian based, you should be ok with minimal effort, though.

      You know... if someone wanted to send me a Superbook for testing... I'd be happy to try it out and let you know! ;-)

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      Marc Popovich on

      Have you tried Smartbook with a ChromeBit? How about an Intel Compute Stick (both Windows and Ubuntu)? This has the potential to be all computers in one.

    20. Christina

      Very nice! I wish you would consider upgrading all Smartbooks to have HD screens. I would think this would make good sense for everyone and would likely be a way to also keep the price for doing so down. I guess we still need to add on $30 if we want HD?

    21. Yosef Maayan

      This is great news! I'm very happy about raspberry pi support! How about support for CHIP the nine dollar computer? It was a kickstarter project I supported.

    22. Ben Whitman on

      I backed this specifically in the hopes of using it with the Raspberry Pi, even before you had confirmed it working. Glad to see confirmation on that front! Here's hoping for backlit keys :D

    23. NobleBrutus on

      I'd need to see them side by side from a few angles before making a decision. I'm currently leaning towards gold.

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      hanschke on

      is backlit strechgoal not available anymore? Instead of this german keyboard layout will be nice :) maybe the 5 big languages like german, english,...

    25. Jason Lynch on

      Carbon fiber will definitely look nicer than the gold (IMO), and now I finally have a reason to buy a Raspberry Pi to play with. :-)