merupp: Apologies, pointless for my use case is correct. I only looked at it from a value perspective of likely a small percentage of folks like myself who are obsessed with gadgets and want the biggest bang for the dollar.
Dex does not require a working operating system. Dex requires a phone and any monitor. Currently only being utilized by premium Samsung products S8 and up as they only require a type c to hdmi dongle however, likely more so a beta test before released to every product. It is still a work in progress that has draw backs such as not compatible with very many apps especially streaming apps unless you put it into mirroring mode.
I did sort of not click the link. before making that comment. I literally believed you were connecting the phone to the keyboard and offered all the modern docking station components in the keyboard without improving the screen real estate. Modern day docking stations have come a long way even in the business environment thanks to type c: there is less proprietary refresh demand which saves a decent amount of coin during hardware refresh cycles and whatnot for particular use case scenarios and with thunderbolt touch screen technology works on several portable touch monitors/regular monitors on the market.
This solution is actually fantastic right now for non Samsung phones, especially at your price point if it really does provide a streamlines experience! I actually clicked on the link to find a redeeming quality after realizing I may have been a bit harsh as I do respect the effort required to push innovative products so I typed without filtering my thoughts to be more considerate.
Once again my bad dude, but seriously maybe change the picture to show it turns the phone into a desktop experience without Dex. I can confirm that Dex is not currently capable of streaming in Dex mode for anything other than say Youtube yet has mirroring options and whatnot.
Also, if it is capable of powering the phone and a portable monitor/has a battery built in, I can see where this would also appeal to even more folks.
So good luck and my bad. After the additional review this is leagues better in value than the all in one solution for the librem 5 if the hardware is free of proprietary drivers.