Using a tablet is one of those things which you have to experience as it is a personal device. It is easily portable and lightweight which has altered the technology landscape. But what if you need to share your screen with more than just yourself? That tends to create a problem for 2 or more people to be able to see the screen. There needs to be an option so that multiple people can see the screen at the same time. And in a business setting, this becomes even more of an issue.
The Monitor2Go is the solution to this issue and is from Mobile Monitor Technologies. This is a pretty simple idea which lets you extend the screen of your laptop or tablet onto the Monitor2Go screen. And, you can daisy chain up to 6 Monitor2Go screens using USB. At first glance, this looks very much like the clam shell laptops we are used to, but it is not. This 3 pound screen lets you extend your tablet for meetings making it an ideal accessory in your travels. And, with a 15.6 inch display, it gives you the right size for sharing with multiple people. It can provide for USB or HDMI connections to meet your needs. And there is a slot for you to plug in your iPad 2 or iPad 3 so that it becomes a single unit.
The Monitor2Go has a smaller screen on the bottom half and a larger 15.6 inch screen on the upper half which can be swiveled around for others to see while you still have the smaller screen in front of you. While this can accommodate other tablets, it is designed to work with the iPad (iPad 2 and 3) which can be locked into place (Kensington lock) so that it creates a single unit to carry around. One of the few negatives about the Monitor2Go is that it requires a power cord for use as there is no built in battery. While a built in battery would add to the current 3 pounds weight you would have to carry, it is in the works and we should expect to see that some time this year.
While this can extend the display of your tablet or laptop, it also works with the iPhone or iPod giving you portability options. An HDMI connection is available of non-iPad tablets and if your smart phone has an HDMI connector, you can hock that up to the Monitor2Go as well. You can imagine all the possibilities with this.
The Monitor2Go sells for $299 which comes with a resolution of 1366 by 768. The Monitor2Go HD sells for $329 and comes with a resolution of 1600 by 900. For $30 more, you get far better resolution making this the preferred model.