The NexDock XL is a 15.6-inch touchscreen laptop shell for a smartphone with wireless charging support and a 360-degree flip capability that can transform it into a laptop or a tablet, and be used in tent mode.
With its USB-C 3.1 with DisplayPort and mini HDMI 1.4a input ports, the laptop shell can also potentially be used with other devices that output video, audio, and data through USB-C or/and HDMI. The phone can be secured with a magnet on the area between the display and keyboard both for wireless charging or even to use the phone as a touchpad.
NexDock XL specifications
- 15.6-inch IPS touch screen with 1920 x 1080 FHD resolution, 120Hz, 16:9 aspect ratio
- Brightness: 300 nits, Contrast 800:1, Color Gamut: NTSC 72% / sRGB 100%
- 4 x 2W speakers (THX approved)
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Full-sized backlit keyboard with multitouch trackpad on the side.
- Storage – Micro SDXC card reader
- Input ports
- USB-C 3.1 with DisplayPort
- Mini HDMI 1.4a input
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 Type-A data port
- Battery – 57 Wh @ 11.4V (5,000 mAh)
- Support for wireless charging up to 15W
- Power Supply – USB-C PD charging port
- Dimensions – 360 x 240 x 16.6 mm
- Weight – 1.91 kg
The NexDock XL ships with a 40W USB-C PD charger with a 1.8m cable, a 20 cm flat USB-C smartphone cable (USB-C 3.1 Gen2), a 100 cm mini HDMI to HDMI cable, and a Quick Start Guide.
NexDock has been doing laptop shells for smartphones since 2016, and over the years, they’ve added touchscreen support, provided displays with Full HD resolution, and the latest NexDock XL is the larger model so far with a 15.6-inch display, and the first to include wireless charging.
The company has launched a pre-order campaign for the NexDock XL, apparently only available in the US, for $349. You’d need to pay a down payment of $100 to book the NexDock XL, and then the remainder plus shipping once manufacturing is complete sometime in Q4 2023. More details may be found in the announcement.
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