Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Multi-display for your laptop

At home, I've used a couple of monitors for more on-screen "real-estate" - this is particularly useful when you're doing software development or other work where you need lots of windows open at once. At work, I hook up a large screen desktop monitor to my laptop for a larger viewable surface. While this is useful, it just doesn't work while traveling.

There's a new device on Kickstarter called "Sliden'Joy" that adds one or two HD displays to your laptop. They're light, thin and will offer 3 sizes: 13", 15", 17" so that you can take them with you when you travel to have the multidisplay experience.

The prototype is less than 2 cm / 0.8" thick - the production version may be a little thinner. It attaches magnetically to the back of your display and the extra displays slide out from either side.

It will work with either a Mac or PC connecting to the laptop via USB (and powered by USB as well.) The displays can be angled in different directions for desktop presentations.

It looks like a 2 display version will start around $350 and a single display version, around $250. With about a month to go in the Kickstarter, no production/delivery date has been set.

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