CoolShip seeks support for Android-based desktop computer with keyboard form factor

As the competition for more marketable computers heats up, companies rush to create designs that will enable them to stand out from the rest of the products available in the market.


With this in mind, FocusWill Information Technology Co. is introducing the CoolShip, an Android-based desktop computer that appears like a normal keyboard.Under the hood, however, the most basic version of the device packs a 1.5Ghz dualcore processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of Nand flash storage. A more improved version also comes with a touchpad and a USB mouse. Meanwhile, an advanced package offers a 1.5GHz dualcore CPU, a GB of RAM, 8GB of Nand flash storage, a touchpad, a USB mouse, and an SD card with a capacity of 16GB, and an optional tryout version of CoolShip Operating System. Said OS is a customized version of Android that was created specifically for the CoolShip Android desktop computer. According to its maker, it combines a user experience that is akin to that which one gets from Windows while being based on Android. There is also a Luxury Package available, which comes with a 1.5GHz dualcore processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of Nand flash storage, a USB mouse, touchpad, and a 32GB SD card which carries the CoolShip OS tryout version.

The device features an ergonomic keyboard which comes chiclet keys as well as several customized buttons. To function, the CoolShip may be connected to a display through VGA or HDMI.

CoolShip also boasts of being environmentally-friendly, since the device is hardware-upgradeable. It will supposedly need only a new core board to upgrade the device, which will ensure that no additional waste in terms of hardware will be generated to allow the device to be at par with other computers for the next few years.

FocusWill is accepting support for the CoolShip on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo, on which the company has already raised $14,968 out of its goal of $10,000.

Those who are interested in getting one of the first CoolShip devices may pledge $89 for a starter package, $99 for a home package, $119 for an advanced package, $139 for a luxury package, $175 for 2 units of the device without an SD card, $229 for 2 units of the CoolShip, and $249 for 3 units without an SD card, and lastly, $349 for 3 units with an SD card.

FocusWill expects the product to be delivered to its backers by April this year.

via indiegogo