2M Stretch Goal Unlocked!! (also Demo Videos + Raspberry Pi?! + Blue Superbook)
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:
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:
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:
- Raspberry Pi + Superbook: http://imgur.com/PViKxMD
- Surface + Superbook: https://vimeo.com/176370847/ddd187ceab
- Mac + Superbook: http://imgur.com/a/oZwwN
- PC Stick + Superbook: http://imgur.com/a/eTbtm
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):
- Using the Google Play Store + Youtube: https://vimeo.com/178542308
- Launching and detaching: https://vimeo.com/178537870
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