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Turn your Smartphone or Pi into a laptop
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You might remember the 1st generation NexDock from a few years ago, when thousands of you supported our vision to build the world’s most affordable laptop.

1st generation NexDock
1st generation NexDock

We successfully shipped over 3,000 units to our backers, in more than 60 countries around the world. We’re thrilled to see these backers out there using and enjoying their NexDocks today.  

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We’ve been listening to your feedback and feature requests, and we’ve been hard at work making the NexDock even better. 

And now, we’re excited to announce the next generation of NexDock.


Meet NexDock 2

The new NexDock features a sleek aluminum body, a beautiful full HD display, an edge to edge keyboard, and a USB-C input.


How it works

NexDock with no CPU, memory or OS, is a laptop shell engineered to harness the productivity of smartphones.  

Just plug in your phone, and you have a beautiful, powerful, fully functional laptop. 

At a fraction of the cost of a laptop

NexDock simply works like any other laptop without the steep price. 

When connected, use NexDock’s keyboard and touchpad to control your smartphone just like a real laptop. 

What people are saying 

"NexDock 2 offers a better lapdock for Samsung and Huawei phones" SlashGear

"NexDock 2 is a laptop shell that turns your phone or Pi into the spit of a MacBook Air"  Stuff

"NexDock 2 is a new laptop shell for your smartphone "  Liliputing

"NexDock 2: Electric Boogaloo. Crowdfunded laptop shell sequel touts less plastic, more pixels "  The Register


Features 

With a full-size keyboard and screen, you can experience real productivity with your smartphone. 

Send emails, create spreadsheets and documents

Play games with keyboard and mouse


 Watch movies and check your social media on a bigger screen

More benefits

NexDock uses your smartphone’s existing data, bluetooth, and wifi connections, so you don’t need an extra data plan. 

 And with a long battery life, it can also charge your phone.   


Compatible Smartphones 

NexDock supports smartphones with “desktop mode” feature.  

With desktop mode, when your phone is connected to a secondary screen your apps become resizable and user interfaces is presented in Windows-like form. 

This feature is already implemented by flagship Samsung and Huawei smartphones.


Compatible Samsung phones with DeX

Samsung's flagship smartphones provide “desktop mode” through their Samsung DeX feature. NexDock activates DeX feature to transform Samsung smartphones into a laptop. Explore Samsung DeX

As of March 2019,  NexDock compatible Samsung phones are Galaxy S8/ S8+/ S8 Active, S9/ S9+, Note 8 / Note 9 and the new S10e/ S10/ S10+  


Compatible Huawei phones with EMUI Easy Projection

Huawei's flagship smartphones provide “desktop mode” through EMUI Easy Projection feature. NexDock can also activate Easy Projection feature to transform Huawei smartphones into a laptop. Explore Huawei EMUI Easy Projection

As of March 2019, NexDock compatible Huawei phones are Huawei Mate 10/ 10 Pro, Mate 20/ 20 Pro/ 20 X, P20/ P20 Pro, P30/ P30 Pro and Honor Note 10 / View 20. 


Future-Proof

Although NexDock is not compatible with any other Android phones at the moment, “Desktop mode” will be included with most upcoming phones in the future with native support from Google with Android Q update. Learn more

That means you can change phones, and still use your NexDock. But it’s even better, because the computing power is coming from your phone, your NexDock becomes a new, better computer every time you get a new phone!


Turn your Raspberry Pi  or Mini PC into a laptop

NexDock doesn’t only work with smartphones. The new NexDock also supports mini PCs and Raspberry Pis, creating fully functional computers at a revolutionary low cost.   


 It doesn't stop here. There are other cool uses of NexDock... 

With the full size HDMI-in port — the innovative NexDock lets you get the most out of many other devices just by plugging them in. 


The specs, straight up:

Let's talk specs: 

  • Screen: 13.3” IPS LCD 1920x1080 (1080P)  16:9 aspect ratio
  • Battery: 38 Wh 
  • Audio: 4 x 1W speakers
  • Keyboard : Edge to edge full-sized QWERTY
  • Trackpad: Multi-touch 
  • Dimensions: 317 x 215 x 15.9 mm
  • Weight:  1420 g

Input Ports

  • USB-C input for smartphones
  • Full sized HDMI input

Other Ports

  • USB-C PD Charging Port
  • USB-C 3.0
  • USB-A 3.0
  • 3.5mm audio jack 
  • Micro SD Card Reader

 The future of NexDock  

Thanks to the new USB-C input of NexDock, we can also develop better-integrated USB-C PC Sticks, so that you can use NexDock with the processor and operating system of your choice.

Imagine an enduring, sustainable computer that you can simply upgrade and customize as years go by.  


Our Vision

Today, smartphones are the computers that we use most of the time. With the "desktop mode" becoming available on more and more smartphones, it’s clear where the future is headed: towards a world where we only carry our smartphones, which connect to any screen in the world to turn them into laptops and PCs.  

At NexDock, we’re standing at the forefront of this movement.


What we are doing at the moment

We partnered with an ODM in China that ships hundreds of thousands of laptops every year. We invested our personal capital and time to prototype, tool and engineer the new NexDock.  

We now have our working prototype ready and need your support to meet the minimum order quantity to kick off mass production.

Our team leader, Emre Kosmaz, is an industrial designer and a serial entrepreneur, providing telecom services at VoIPVoIP.com & QuickPBX.com for the last 15 years. He is working with a strong team from various backgrounds to realize the NexDock vision. 

With your support our goal is to ship NexDock to all our supporters by September 2019. 


Stretch Goal

 All backers will get their NexDock with a backlit keyboard when we hit $ 500,000


Timeline

  • August 2018 -  Initial product research and development completed
  • September 2018 - Signed off agreement with ODM in Shenzhen
  • February 2019 - First prototype completed
  • March 2019 - Kickstarter launch
  • May 2019 - Mass production contract with Kickstarter funding
  • June 2019- 100-piece production testing
  • July 2019 - Mass production starts
  • September 2019 - Ship all units to our backers

Shipping and Taxes

Shipment of NexDocks to customers is expected to begin in September 2019. As the date gets closer, we will keep backers updated with more exact ship dates. 

Shipping Costs:

Varies based on country.

Taxes and Duties

The shipping fee paid during checkout is for the transportation of your unit from our warehouse to your address. If your country charges import duties, taxes or VAT, you will be responsible for the payment of these upon delivery. Backers are responsible for all duties and taxes associated with the import of the units into their countries. 


Uncut Prototype Video

Check our uncut prototype video connecting Samsung Galaxy S9, Huawei Mate 10 Pro and Raspberry Pi to NexDock transforming them into a laptop.

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Risks and challenges

Rest assured that we’ve had many lessons learned during our first campaign which completed successfully. Our experience helped us develop a solid game plan for NexDock 2. Our goal is to deliver a timeless product and share our vision with everyone!

With that said, there is always the risk of unexpected bumps and turns on the mass production highway. In the unlikely event that we have production or delivery issues, we promise to be fully transparent with backers as we have been during the first campaign. You will be kept in the loop on any issue that may arise.

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