Neptune Suite: the future of modularity ?


Neptune Suite

Neptune Suite

Neptune Suite is a whole ecosystem centered around a new generation smartwatch called Neptune Hub.

It’s a water resistant smartwatch with a 2.4-inch touch screen, quad-core CPU at 1,8 GHz, 64 GB of storage, 4G, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, heart rate sensor and a 1000 mAh battery. The Neptune Hub has all the functions and the same hardware of a traditional smartphone with Android 5 Lollipop.

 

Neptune products

Neptune products

The Neptune users can, also, access to all the functions of this particular Android watch through external displays.

These screens are simply an interface module for the Neptune Hub. There are two models: the 10-inch “Tab screen ” and the 5-inch “Pocket screen ”. The first is similar to a tablet with a Full Hd display, a 720p front face camera and a 7000 mAh battery. The second, analogue to a smartphone, uses a Hd display with a 8 Mp rear facing camera, a 2 Mp front camera , a microphone, a speaker and a 2800 mAh battery.

 

Neptune pocket screen

Neptune pocket screen

The suite is, also, composed by two other products: the Neptune Keys (a wireless keyboard to use with the tablet) and the Neptune Dongle (a HDMI dongle for TVs and monitors).

The last component of the suite is the Neptune Necklace, a wireless pair of headphones. This headset, also, allows you to connect the various parts of the suite to simplify the charging of the devices.

Neptune Hub uses WiGig technology to connect the Hub to the displays, a revolutionary wireless protocol operating in the 60GHz frequency band. WiGig provides speed up to 7Gbps, with no latency.

“When you look at the current computing ecosystem we have all these devices, and we see this needless repetition of computing power within each of these products. This is a new computing model where all these common denominators are put into one single unit, which you wear on your body. All the other devices become just dummy displays for use when you need them” said Neptune boss Simon Tian.

Neptune Suite is estimated to start shipping by February 2016. The final retail price will be $899. On Indiegogo, early backers of the project will be able to get their hands on the Suite for $599.

 

The original article was posted on the blog of Phonebloks.