Today, laptops can do just about everything that a desktop computer was once able to to do. But there are still a few differences. For one, monitors on desktop computers tend to be larger, offering more space to work. And advanced users often connect two or even three monitors to extend their work space even further.
That’s not something that’s been practical on laptop monitors despite the availability of many portable displays. However, Slidenjoy is hoping to ease the task. The product sits behind a laptop screen and makes one or two extra HD displays available, allowing up to three including the one built into the laptop. They are connected via USB using a standard called DisplayLink.
The screens can be 13″, 15″ or 17″ and can be positioned at different angles, including facing away from the laptop user for a presentation. Slidenjoy seeks $331,305 by August 9. Early bird pricing starts at $220 for a single-screen version that should arrive in December.
Slidenjoy has carefully chosen its materials to minimize weight and convenience, but there’s no getting around the bulk that, say, two 17″ monitors will provide. However, people are more likely to add a second or third monitor when they’re going to be stationary for some time to come. While pricier than other external monitors, Slidenjoy is a (literally) neat way to expand a work area on the go.