With the rapidly increasing use of mobile devices in recent years, the market for regular PCs as well as laptops has eroded. This market may erode further, especially now that many vendors let you turn your smartphone into a complete laptop. One example is that of the $250 Casetop which lets you accomplish this.
Casetop is a KickStarter project for now, hoping to raise pledges to the tune of $300,000 within a 30-day campaign. The project shows off a laptop-style dock, Casebook, which is a nifty case into which you place your smartphone. The case attaches itself to the smartphone and lets you enjoy the functionality of a complete laptop.
The processor and graphics power for the laptop is extracted from the smartphone while the handset itself acts as the trackpad while you use the laptop. The laptop case, itself, comes with many enticing features. It has an 11.1-inch 720p display together with stereo speakers, MHL video input, HDMI input as well as the ability to power up other devices via the USB port.
The best thing about Casebook is that it will support a whole range of devices once it launches. The team behind it promises that it will be able to support handsets from Apple, Samsung, BlackBerry as well as other vendors. You can contribute to the project by pledging $250 for your very own unit through the widget below. Within a day of its launch, the project has already raised more than $33,000 which indicates that it may be able to hit the $300,000 goal.