After unveiling the Neptune Duo last month, the folks at Neptune have now unveiled a new package of products that includes the Duo and more.
The Neptune Suite is a family of products that’s meant to work together. The most important part of the group is the Neptune Hub, a device that you wear on your wrist. It contains a 2.4-inch touchscreen, quad-core processor, 64GB of storage, 1000mAh battery, a bunch of sensors, 3G/4G, and Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Hub is meant to be the main computing device of the package.
Also included in the Neptune Suite is the Pocket Screen, the second half of the Neptune Duo that we saw last month. The Pocket Screen is basically a dummy smartphone that’s got a 5-inch 1280x720 screen, 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, and a 2800mAh battery. The Pocket Screen is meant to display apps and information that are running on your Neptune Hub, giving you a larger screen than the one on your wrist.
If you need an even larger screen, you can use the Tab Screen. As its name suggests, the Tab Screen is a tablet version of the Pocket Screen. It’s got a 10-inch 1920x1080 screen, 720p front-facing camera, and a 7000mAh battery. Both the Pocket Screen and Tab Screen can also be used as battery packs for charging your Neptune Hub.
Neptune Keys is another piece of the Neptune Suite. It’s a wireless keyboard that you can act as a dock for the Tab Screen, giving you a laptop-like experience. You can also use with with the Neptune Dongle, an HDMI dongle that’ll plug into a TV or monitor and give you an even bigger screen for your Hub.
The final product in the Neptune Suite is the Neptune Headset. The headset is a wireless pair of headphones that, when not in use, can be worn around your neck. The earbuds connect magnetically to make the Neptune Headset a bit more fashionable.
If you’re interested in the Neptune Suite, you’ve got a few buying options. The final retail price for the package will be $899, but if you back the Indiegogo campaign, you can save some cash. The base level is $199 and will have you paying $550 when the Neptune Suite ships in February 2016, saving you $150 off of the retail price. There’s also a $599 option that’ll save you $300 off of the retail price, but that tier is limited to 1000. Finally, there’s a $649 tier that’ll save you $250.
It’s also worth noting that anyone that’s already backed the Neptune Duo since its launch in mid-February will be upgraded to the Neptune Suite at the same price that they originally pledged.
The Neptune Hub is an interesting device because it crams specs like a quad-core processor, 64GB of storage, a 1000mAh battery, and a 2.4-inch touchscreen into a device that fits on your wrist. Plus, it runs Android 5.0, not Android Wear. And while the Neptune Hub itself may not be able to meet all of your mobile needs, that’s where the Pocket Screen and Tab Screen come in. The one downside is that you’ll probably need to always have at least one of those devices with you.
What do you think of the Neptune Suite? Would you use it for your mobile needs?