We’ve already seen a fair amount of portable displays launched in recent years which are often supposed to be brought along with your laptop or smartphone, including DUO add-on display, TAIHE Gemini 15.6″ FullHD/4K display, and the low-cost BlitzWolf BW-PCM1 11.6″ display among many others.
Another option is Desklab 15.6″ portable display available either in Full HD or 4K resolution and which comes with stereo speakers in a similar fashion to the TAIHE model but with different ports, and no battery.
Desklab key features and specifications:
- 15.6″ IPS touchscreen display with FullHD (1920×1080) or 4K (3840×2160) resolution
- 10ms response time
- 400 cd/m2 luminance
- 183° viewing angles
- mini HDMI input
- 2x USB typ-C ports
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Micro USB port
- Audio – Stereo speakers
- Misc – Power button, volume rocker
- Battery – None, used the host battery
- Thickness – ~0.6 cm
- Weight – 595 grams
Since the display comes with both HDMI and USB-C ports it can support most devices without adapter including laptops and compatible mobile phones, as well as games consoles, single board computers such as the Raspberry Pi, or a desktop PC. Contrary to the TAIHE Gemini 4K model, Desklak 4K display does come with a touchscreen and it’s also quite thinner and lighter.
This type of display may also remove the need for a USB-C hub and can charge your devices, again using the power from the host either its battery or mains.
Desklab launched on Kickstarter several days ago and easily surpassed their 40,000 HKD funding targets (~5,100 US) with close to 3 million Hong Kong dollars (over $366,000 US) from more than 1,000 backers. The Full HD model requires a $196 US pledge, and the 4K version $325 US. Shipping adds 70 HKD (~$9), and backers should expect their reward(s) to ship in February 2020.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.