PC Watch has revealed a new makeshift laptop design that turns any smartphone into a working laptop. The HTL WitH has a 13.3-inch display and a 5,000 mAh battery. It is compatible with Android and iPhone smartphones that display their respectable charging ports.
WitH has a 13.3-inch IPS LCD that provides 1080P resolution; the mold measures 311x210x14.9mm and weighs 2.6 pounds. The device packs a very respectable 5,000mAh battery, which we believe powers the device and charges the smartphone at the same time. The laptop is reported to last for 6 hours.
Port selections include two dedicated USB ports for phone input, one for Android and one for iPhone, two HDMI ports each offering input or output capabilities, a 3.6mm headphone jack and a card reader. Finally, there’s one USB port for charging the laptop, and another that looks like a standard port that doesn’t do anything special.
Unfortunately, this laptop device is not available in the United States and appears to be available only from Amazon’s Japanese web page for ¥61,380 or $449.
This is not the first time we see such a device. although it never made it to market, Razer’s Project Linda (opens in new tab) It was an early example of a smartphone-powered laptop in 2018, but focused on gaming. This concept device was unique in that it attached Razer’s smartphone directly to where the touchpad would be placed, allowing it to be used as a touchpad during installation.
The laptop also had many other cool features, including some unique gaming features that allowed keyboard and mouse inputs to work with the phone, and it had 200GB of internal storage for the phone to use when plugged in. Too bad it never took off. the stage of its conception.
Another device on the market is the Nexdock laptop, which works with Samsung smartphones via Samsung’s Dex software. You can buy this device right now, and it works with all Dex-enabled phones starting with the S8.
But the good thing about WitH is its wide range of support, including Android and iPhone devices. This is something that is missing from the previous two examples, being locked into either Razer’s or Samsung’s ecosystem.