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    NexDock smart device to laptop expansion achieves funding goal

    Device is great for Continuum but also useful for RasPi, iOS and Android users.
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    Re: NexDock smart device to laptop expansion achieves funding goal

    I'm not sure what to think. This was initially appealing as quite a cheap and handy device to increase the productivity capabilities of a smartphone or a tablet. Then I noticed it has a 1366×768 14" display - which I find horrible for work or media consumption that involves lots of text.

    Although, as a mouse, keyboard and display in a compact battery powered package, I could see myself buying one to replace the 'lab' mouse, keyboard and display which I use to build or work on machines.

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    Re: NexDock smart device to laptop expansion achieves funding goal

    Pretty interesting product actually.

    Quite a handy to have on the 'test bench' for when relatives and friends inevitably bring their 90 year old valve powered PC round and ask if you can do them a favour and fix it. Could also be handy for when there is a problem with one of the servers in the cupboard, although VGA compatibility is pretty essential there

    Same as DDY, I cant see me actually using this the way they intend it to be used (i.e. with a smartphone). It needs a much higher resolution screen to be remotely interesting for that purpose.

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    Re: NexDock smart device to laptop expansion achieves funding goal

    For me the specs are just about perfect. Definately a device that i will be keeping my eye on, most likely in a version 2.

    The only reason i didnt back it, was due the seemingly limited ways to actually attach a computer to it. I dont want my computers dangling from a cable, i want it to be attached directly on the laptop. If it had Lego studs on the backside of the screen, that would be enough for me

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    Re: NexDock smart device to laptop expansion achieves funding goal

    I'm sure I commented on this device before.

    It's basically an updated version of the palm foleo that was panned by tech sites (which pretty much killed off palm) or even more accurately that super well known and hugely successful product the redfly mobile companion....

    Then there's the asus padfone which actually makes sense because you can dock the phone in the device but even that wasn't exactly a huge success.... actually a revamped version using continuum wouldn't be a bad idea, come on asus you can do it .

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    Re: NexDock smart device to laptop expansion achieves funding goal

    Having little modular computers like that is a compelling idea. We'll see if other companies catch on.

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    Re: NexDock smart device to laptop expansion achieves funding goal

    When £130 gets you a 2 in 1 tablet I'm finding it hard to justify the price. I can connect to my Pi over WiFi with one of those.

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