T-bao T15A 15.6″ Portable Display Works with Phones, Computers and Game Consoles

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In recent months we’ve seen several lightweight portable displays that works with phones or computers such as the 12.5″ ultra-lightweight LAPSCREEN display or TAIHE Gemini 15.6″ Full HD / 4K portable display. But AFAIK, the former is not available for purchase just yet, and the latter was launched via a crowdfunding campaign and shipping appears to be scheduled for May 2019.

If you want something similar that ships today, T-bao T15A 15.6″ portable display may be an options. It comes with two USB-C ports one for power, one to connect USB-C devices like smartphones, and a mini HDMI port for laptops, computers, game consoles and so on.
T-bao T15A Portable Display

T-bao T15A display specifications:

  • Screen – 15.6″ IPS display with 1920×1080 resolution, W-LED backlight, 178-degree viewing angle
  • Ports
    • 1x mini HDMI
    • 2x USB type-C ports including one for host device input, one for power
    • 1x micro USB port to connect keyboard and mouse
  • Audio – Stereo speakers
  • Misc – Menu and volume buttons
  • Battery – None
  • Power Supply – Via USB-C port
  • Dimensions – 36 x 23 x 1.5 cm
  • Weight – 1.090 kg

USB-C Portable DisplayThe display can also be used as for extend desktop with computers, laptops and boards running Windows 10, and likely Linux distributions. Note there’s no battery so it need to be connected to the mains at all times with the benefit of charging your phone during use.

T-bao T15A display ships with a leather case, a mini HDMI to HDMI cable, a USB-C to USB-C cable, and a USB type-A to USB type-C cable. I first found the display on GeekBuying where it is currently sold for $217.99 including shipping, but it’s also listed on Aliexpress for $214.67.

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The new Nexdock seems to be a more useful portable screen, keyboard and battery.