"NexDock" utilizes the "Continuum" function of Windows 10 Mobile. As a result, the monitor of "NexDock" connected to a Windows smartphone will display a screen similar to the PC version of Windows 10. It also comes with a keyboard and touchpad, so typing long sentences and editing Excel sheets will be a lot easier than using the touch panel on your smartphone. It's a pity that the PC version of the software cannot be used, but the operation screens of Office are displayed that are quite similar to the PC version.
It has a 14-inch monitor, battery, and Bluetooth keyboard. Since it does not have a CPU or memory, it can be purchased for about half the price of a laptop computer equipped with a monitor of the same size.
The "Nex Dock" can also be connected to a stick-type PC or "Rasberry Pi". It can also be connected to a PC and used as a secondary screen.
You can also connect an MHL compatible Android smartphone and use it as a wireless monitor. In addition, for iOS AirPlay compatible games, the game screen can be displayed on the "Next Dock" and the iPhone can be used as a game controller.
The developer, Nex Computer, is conducting a campaign to recruit investors on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo to realize "NexDock". As of this writing, the $ 79 Early Bird version is already sold out, and the $ 99 Not Too Late version is available. The amount required to obtain it will increase as the campaign progresses, and the retail price after the campaign will be $ 149. Shipment is scheduled to start in June 2016. It also supports delivery to Japan, but the shipping fee is unknown at this time.
Not many people have Windows smartphones at this time. Among them, the number of people who want to use it as a notebook PC seems to be even smaller. However, it may be the perfect device for those who have bought a Windows smartphone or tablet but have no use and are at a loss.