Neptune Launches Smartphone Suite Deal On Indiegogo

neptune hub and pocket

Neptune, the company behind the Neptune Pine wearable Android phone, have launched their updated product, the Neptune Hub an updated wearable in the form of a wristband.

The Neptune Hub is a Android 5 smartphone, inside a wearable wristband, which works as a fully functional phone running all Android apps on a 2.4inch display. Inside the Hub has a powerful quad-core processor, as well as support for 3G/LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and NFC. If you want to use something bigger, the Suite comes bundled with what are effectively external displays – the Pocket in 5inch ‘phone’ size and the Tab in 10inch tablet size.

neptune hub

The full Suite comprises the main Hub wearable, the Pocket, the Tab and an HDMI dongle and wireless headsets. Thanks to new WiGig technology, the display from the Hub can be ‘thrown’ over to the Pocket or Tab or dongle to provide increasing real estate with apparently no lag or delay. You can also attache Neptune Keys, a wireless keyboard base to the tab making a laptop style device for better text and data entry.

You get the benefit of ultimate portability when you need it, plus being able to switch to a larger device when needed seamlessly.

Even more ingeniously are the headphones, which as well as being wireless snap together to form a necklace when not in use so you can carry them around easily. Even better than this, the Pocket and Tab contain their own batteries which can be used to charge the main Hub if it runs low. The headphones have connectors on each end to allow the devices to connect and let you charge the Hub from on if its accessories – very clever.

The headphones have one last trick up their sleeve, connect the charger to them, and charge 2 devices at the same time!

neptune suite charging connectivity with headphones

 

The Suite option on Indiegogo is available for just $599 for early backers, currently 77 from 100 are claimed, or two options of $649 (once the Early Bird thousand are gone) or a staggered $199 up front and a further $550 at the time of shipping. Normal retail price is expected to be $899.

Full specs of the Hub and auxiliary displays include:

Check out the full video overview below:

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