Superscreen transforms your Android, iPhone into a tablet

Ever wished your smartphone had a much larger screen but don't exactly want a larger phone, much less a tablet? While LG tried to address that desire in the LG G6, it could only go so far. A tablet would mean yet another device to carry and keep in sync. Not to mention yet another potentially expensive purchase. Wouldn't it be grand if your smartphone could just magically have a larger display? Short of folding devices and actual magic, that is exactly the dream that the Superscreen Kickstarter is seeking to make come true. With your funding help, of course.

In a nutshell, Superscreen is a "dumb" tablet that mirrors an iPhone or Android phone's display on a much larger screen, with the two devices connected via a proprietary, patent-pending wireless technology. But unlike the myriad of screen mirroring solutions already existing in the market, both wired and wireless, Superscreen also relays touch screen events back to the connected smartphone device. And it promises to do so at a seamless speed and without additional cost to any Wi-Fi or cellular data plan you might have.

The folks behind Superscreen are unsurprisingly coy about the specifics of the hardware, aside from the 2560x1600 "Full HD" 2K display, 4 GB RAM, and 2 GHz quad-core processor. This is pretty much a standalone tablet and even has 5 megapixel and 2 megapixel cameras, speakers, and its own 6,000 mAh battery. There's 16 GB of storage inside but it's mostly inaccessible and used only for the device's top-secret operating system.

So what's the use case for such a device, you wonder. Other than enjoying videos from your smartphone with a larger screen, of course. In theory, anything you can do on or with your smartphone, you can do with the Superscreen, from browsing, gaming, and content creation. It even boasts of being able to support the Apple Pencil (UPDATE: It was later clarified that the Superscreen, sadly, does not support the Apple Pencil and that the text was a miscommunication). It's basically as if you transferred your smartphone to a tablet. And yes, your smarpthone can remain locked while connected to Superscreen.

Superscreen will undoubtedly appeal to a niche group of users, particularly those that use their smartphones for almost everything. And it is a niche group that has given a strong vote of confidence to the campaign. In just 7 hours, Superscreen reached its funding goal and, at the time of this writing, has raised 500%. It's definitely a dream come true for some but the usual crowdfunding risks and disclaimers apply.

VIA: Kickstarter