Crowdfunded Mirabook is latest attempt at a laptop dock for smartphones

Crowdfunded Mirabook is latest attempt at a laptop dock for smartphones

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The Mirabook is the latest crowdfunded attempt at a laptop dock for smartphones.

As the processing prowess of smartphones continues to increase, a commercially viable dock to turn them into full-fledged computers has become a bit of a Holy Grail for a number of companies. HP is trying its hand at such a device with its Elite x3 Windows phone and Lap Dock combination, and even Apple has submitted a patent application for a laptop powered by the iPhone.

Independent firms have also been hard at work on similar ideas. For instance, last year, the Andronium Superbook earned a cool $3 million on Kickstarter for an 11.6-inch dock and desktop app for Android phones. (The app has since been renamed Sentio,…

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