DUO by Mobile Pixels

A second screen for your laptop

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DUO by Mobile Pixels is a portable laptop monitor that boosts productivity anywhere you go by providing a second screen.

Reviews
  • cacarr
    cacarrPDX resident. Linux. Gadgets. Puppies.
    Pros: 

    Elegant solution for a horizontal second display

    Cons: 

    No vertical/portrait orientation

    I don't need a second horizontal display, I need a vertical display for a text editor. Cheap, portable USB-powered DisplayLink displays exist, that are cheaper and more versatile.

    cacarr has never used this product.
  • Pros: 

    Sleek, lightweight, portable, and priced towards the average consumer.

    Cons: 

    Currently only available in one color.

    A portable monitor which attaches to any PC or Mac through usb. Easy to use and readily accessible to the average consumer. As one of the first few people to test the product since alpha, I can say it is truly innovative. As a current law student, many times, I’ve had to synthesize an article or read cases to determine precedent. With Duo, I can have both the article and my Microsoft application open at any given time. I no longer have to view each separately. This is especially more convenient when on the go. The main purpose of the product, a portable monitor, saves one time and prevents frustration. All I can say is try it before you knock it because you’ll love it if you do.

    James has used this product for one year.
Discussion
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jjo -JuanJoCiarlante
jjo -JuanJoCiarlante@xjjo · Sr SRE at Bitnami
@jackyao82432526: I've read you also support Linux, will it need a DisplayLink[1][2] driver ? USB monitor support in Linux is pretty experimental (mainly from vendors not providing open specs), requiring you to download version-specific binaries, and alike. Also "Linux" support itself should be clarified re: which actual distros are supported, unless the driver exists upstream, hence my question above. Thanks! --jjo [1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index... [2] http://www.displaylink.com/downl...
jjo -JuanJoCiarlante
jjo -JuanJoCiarlante@xjjo · Sr SRE at Bitnami
@jackyao82432526 can you provide any details on this (USB chipset and driver needed for Linux) ?
Jack Yao
Jack YaoMaker@jackyao82432526
Hi Everyone! This is Jack from Mobile Pixels. I'd love to hear some feedback about our product.
Jack Yao
Jack YaoMaker@jackyao82432526
Here is our kickstarter page, we'd love to get some feedback. http://kck.st/2JX93gT
Jack Yao
Jack YaoMaker@jackyao82432526
I came up with the idea while I was doing my internship at Amazon. I worked in a co-working space where I moved around a lot, and I did not have a secondary monitor. So I took apart an old laptop and build our very first prototype. After my internship, we received multiple rounds of funding from MIT and NEU, eventually we finalized out product and we are now live on Kickstarter!
Bret Prins 🔥
Bret Prins 🔥@_rlntlss · Web Developer
Hey Jack! Neat project, and congrats on the successful kickstarter! On average, how does this affect battery life when people are out and about?
Jack Yao
Jack YaoMaker@jackyao82432526
@_rlntlss Hi Bret! Thanks for the post. Power consumption really depends on what apps you are running on your laptop. The LCD panel draws about 1.6 watts, and the total consumption is around 2.6 watts. Now, I know this doesn't answer your questions, but if I leave by 15" MacBook Pro plugged into the screen, without running any apps, it lasts 8 hours, down from 12 hours.