The Mirabook : Turn your smartphone into a laptop

Created by The Mirateam

Get the best lapdock to use your smartphone as complete computer.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Fri Jul 13 '18 Announcement
over 1 year ago – Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 07:42:23 AM

Dear Miraclub members,

 

 

Just a few words to keep you updated.

 

In June, a part of our team went to China in order to monitor and validate the quality of the Mirabook.

 

The color touch - 6 colors

Fabien, our designer, is really satisfied with the overall quality and the improvement that have made since the beginning:


 “We have improved the trackpad soft touch according to the feedback we had at trade shows. The backlit keyboard was a bit weak, so we used a laser method to print the keys and brighten everything. The mechanical stiffness and the finishing are amazing, that’s why I’m so impatient for you to use it.” 

 

The assembly plant in Shenzen

Paul-Emile, Our Chief engineer, worked on the software stability to allow you to switch the plugged devices instantaneously without any crash: 


“We had an issue with the battery manufacturer because his cells were not sustainable and couldn’t pass the certifications. We have changed the supplier and now we’re good. My main concern was to have a plug and play experience, and now we have it.”

 


Everyday we receive your support message and we read all of them. The team mood is between frustration and impatience. Frustration because everything would go a lot faster if we had 10 million dollars, and impatience because we want you to experience our 3 years of work result.

 

Thanks for your patience,


Do not hesitate to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Linkedin and our Youtube page if you want to have more news about Miraxess and our projects.

Tue Jun 5 '18 Announcement
almost 2 years ago – Tue, Jun 05, 2018 at 09:56:55 AM

Dear Miraclub members,

 

June is already here and you asked several times for an update, which is completely understandable. We would like to apologize for this momentary lapse of communication. The Mirateam was busy solving problems and we didn’t have much to tell before finding the appropriate solutions. The main announcement is that we have launched the first step of production. We nevertheless had to briefly interrupt it to ensure the perennity of the company.

 

So here we are, the June update of the Mirabook is here.

 

 

 

1°) Why it takes time to release the Mirabook:

 

- Fundraising

It is no news for anyone, starting a project from scratch is no easy task and finding money was the main issue we had these past few weeks. All your contributions and pre-orders accounted for around $200K, which is amazing. We are extremely honored and thankful to all of you for that. As you may know, we expected things to come through sooner and because it took more time than initially planned, it also cost more money (wages, research and development, to mention a few). In December, we tried to raise money from banks and corporate investors to compensate for the additional costs and we expected the funds to come through during the course of May. Unfortunately, we learned the truth of what it takes to be a hardware project the hard way. None of them were willing to invest because hardware is considered too risky a venture. We had to proceed to making some major overhauls in our team, in order to focus specifically on certifications and fundraisings. That is the reason why we didn't communicate as much as before, even though it is always a pleasure to talk with you guys and we will always remain available to discuss or answer any request you may have.
 

As we specified in the last update, we started supplying some components in April, which is phase 1 of production. That being said, we could have pursued the production in May and June but it would have endangered the financial situation of Miraxess and its employees. We have now found a solution, and the team took advantage of this delay to turn it into something positive for our product.

 

- Futureproofing

Since the beginning, Miraxess has always wanted to create “the last laptop you will ever buy”, meaning that we want to make our product as future-proof as possible. This implies being compatible with the incoming generation of devices and the new trends of this fast-growing market can sometimes be hard to anticipate. Because we waited a few weeks to launch production, our team was able to calibrate the Mirabook to be compatible with the incoming DeX devices and others… (Unfortunately we cannot give any more details, as we are bound by confidentiality). We also added the update feature, which will soon be able to update your Mirabook through your phone. All of these new functionalities are here to ensure that our product is as future-proof as possible.


- Certifications

Running the beta test phase was essential to identify the specific points we needed to work on. Thanks to this process, we have been able to fix many issues. Reliability is a keypoint and that is why we decided to run some additional quality certifications in May.

Here is the tailor-made cable for the Mirabook

 

Your satisfaction and experience quality remain our top priority. These certifications are also pivotal to concluding partnerships with major smartphone brands, which would be a fantastic opportunity for the small startup you have supported.

 

 

2°) New roadmap

 

We are well aware that multiple delays suck and we are as disappointed as you are. We are nonetheless very excited to announce that a small first pre-production batch will leave the factory in July to be sent to some partners for testing and to conclude partnerships. The objective is to evaluate our capacity to both scale the production and experiment the product on a larger range. The reason why we cannot start sending these first units is because the cost of each unit is extremely high.

 

 

Indeed, the companies which paid for this want to test our product before ordering more units. We will then produce a batch of 2000 Mirabook which will get certification in September before being shipped in October.

 

 

3°) Meeting with backers

 

On a brighter note, we were really happy to meet some of you in our headquarters in Lyon and during other events. Two of you came to Lyon in our office to say "Hi" and to get an opportunity to try the Mirabook with their smartphones. It was a very rewarding meeting and we would like to meet more of you! It is always interesting to have the opportunity to chat with you and benefit from your feedback.

 

If you are travelling to our beautiful country/city for business or even for holiday this summer, do not hesitate to send us a message on our social media or via email.
 

We will be working full time this summer to deliver your Mirabook as soon as possible!

 

 


4°) New DisplayPort smartphone available

 

You may have seen this already but the list of smartphones compatible with the Mirabook keeps getting longer. After the P20 from Huawei, it is now AsusRog which will be bringing DisplayPort on their lineup!

 

 

 

5°) Thank you for your patience

 

Creating a product from scratch is a long and hard journey and every day we receive messages of support from you guys. Without you, none of this would have been possible and we are doing our very best to make it happen. We have been very lucky to have all of you on board with us since day one.

 

And here is a message from our CEO: “I know it’s frustrating but we are trying to balance production, finance and product quality to the best of our abilities. It is not an easy thing to do and so far we have made a lot of personal sacrifices. Without your constant support it would  not have been possible and I am really honored to have this responsibility. Be sure that we are 100% dedicated to Miraxess and to you.”

Tue Apr 17 '18 Announcement
almost 2 years ago – Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 08:49:33 AM

Dear Miraclub members,

 

We have just entered the production phase of our project as we’re validating the last Mirabook features. There are 3 main steps before starting shipping around the world: Supply; Production; Certification. We started the component supply few days ago. Once everything is done, the first units will be shipped in May/June until July. We will come with more details in the next update. As it is a first experience for our team, we thank you in advance for your patience and all your support, we are making this happen together.

 

 


With that being said, let's celebrate the end of the Mirabook development! It’s been a long adventure between France and China, and it’s just the beginning of the journey ?

Please watch this video of our R&D!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ywSNVFLfmY

 

We are very active on social media, do not hesitate to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and LinkedIn if you want to have more news about Miraxess and our projects.


From the latest VESA forecast, the DisplayPort over USB-C (technology used in the Mirabook) will reach 1 billion devices shipped in 2021, meaning more and more smartphones will be compatible with the Mirabook.

 


To help us evangelize mobile convergence, spread the word to your friends and interact with us on social media. Thank you for your support, this happens all thanks to you.


Cheers,

 

Fri Feb 16 '18 Announcement
about 2 years ago – Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 07:54:17 AM

Dear Miraclub members,

 

We are only few weeks away from the Mirabook production! The Mirateam is giving its best in the final stretch.

 So here is the latest update.

 

 

1°) Ending of the beta test trial

 

Thank you to those who had the chance to test the Mirabook, you guys did an amazing job, reporting every details, every bugs, bringing new ideas and new ways of improving the product.

 

 

Thank you for your diligence during this month of tests. We already did some modifications on the Mirabook and those of you who come to Barcelona for MWC will have the opportunity to see a more stable version!

Our engineers are working during this very moment on the other improvments (mainly mecanical). New shells will be coming in March with improved "color touch" and a better screen. Then, we will run further tests on this new version and if everything is good according to our standards, we will start the  production in April! We are so excited already!

 

 

2°) Remember to share your tickets from our campaign!

 

With shipment coming very soon, we will define the final price on our website. On March 15th, the Mirabook will be available at $299 instead of $249.

To our Miraclub members who took benefit of the $180 or $199 early tickets, we would like to remind you that you can share your three secret tickets to your friends until March 15th. Thanks to this special ticket, your friends will be able to purchase the Mirabook the same price you get it. Only one month left!

 

 

3°) Meet us at MWC18 in Barcelona

 

Just like in Vegas, we would love to meet more of our Miraclub members in Barcelona. We will show you the latest version of the Mirabook! booth #7H40, Hall 7. We will be there to introduce the Mirabook within the Analogix booth.

Our schedule is already very busy but we can't wait to see you guys in Spain. During this event, we will meet and discuss with new partners and a lot of smartphone companies! 

 

 

4°) World Media Coverage

 

Finally, we make pictures and videos as often as possible to share the fruit of our hardwork. In case you missed them, here are some examples of our work.

More videos and pictures (with working MB) are coming in the next days, so stay tuned on our social media: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and our Youtube page.

Furthermore, we were lucky enough to have a lot of coverage during and after the CES 18. Miraxess is a brand we want to focus on mobile convergence and you guys help a lot by your comments and social media shares.

 

American Article, TechCrunch.comhttps://techcrunch.com/video/mirabook-turns-your-smartphone-into-a-laptop/5a53f83c83b51f35ca026f57/

Chinese article, chuangcifang.com : http://chuangcifang.com/information/953 

German article, Der Spiegelhttp://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/ces-2018-neue-gadgets-im-ueberblick-fotostrecke-157000-8.html

French article, Le Figarohttp://www.lefigaro.fr/secteur/high-tech/2018/01/10/32001-20180110ARTFIG00271-le-figaro-au-ces-2018-ces-pluvieux-ces-heureux.php

Japanese article, Engagdethttp://japanese.engadget.com/2018/01/10/ces2018-pc-mirabook/

 

2018 is starting really good for us. Thank you again. 

 

Thu Jan 25 '18 Announcement
about 2 years ago – Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 07:21:30 AM

Dear Miraclub Members,

The Mirateam is coming back from CES Las Vegas where we had the chance to meet many of you. Now is the time for improvement before getting into production. This video is a piece of the excitement phase we are in and we wanted to share it with you guys. Thank you for all your support. 


The Beta phase is almost finished and we have a lot of things we want to improve. From the 20 Testers and the Backers we have met during CES and after in San Francisco we can say that we are close to the high-end product we wanted to build.

The general feedback is very positive on the premium experience, and here is the small list of changes for the next version:

-Trackpad is going to be improved.

-Weight Optimization ( we are trying to make compromises with the battery life, and we are going to ask you your opinion very soon).

-Global stability in debugging.

-The Color Touch part will be improved, we are exploring a magnetic solution but not 100% sure.

-LED are all going white (ON/OFF button ie).

-Backlit Keyboard is going to be enhanced and brighter.

-Other minor modifications.

All the Mirateam is at its maximum ;)

-Cheers