We’ve already written about several displays that take USB-C, HDMI or/and WiFi inputs to add a monitor to phones or computers including DUO add-on display and LAPSCREEN.
AirView is another one of those and has launched on Kickstarter with a 13.3″ and 15.6″ Full HD versions featuring a touchscreen, built-in Miracast & AirPlay support, as well as HDMI and USB-C ports. It works with Android/iOS phones, traditional laptops & computers, SBC’s such as Raspberry Pi, and even game consoles.
Two Airview models are available with the following hardware specifications:
- 15.6-inch model
- 1920×1080 resolution @ 60 Hz (4K model planned, but not available in KS)
- IPS display
- Multi-touch support
- Brightness – 250cd/m2
- SRGB gamut – 98%
- Dimensions – 352 x 228 x 9.4 mm
- Weight – 1080 grams
- 13.3-inch model
- 1920×1080 resolution @ 60 Hz
- IPS display
- Multi-touch support
- Brightness – 300cd/m2
- SRGB gamut – 100%
- Dimensions – 310 x 200 x 9.4 mm
- Weight – 850 grams
- Common Features
- Video Input – HDMI and USB-C DisplayPort Alt. mode
- Audio – Stereo speakers, 3.5mm audio jack
- Dual-band WiFi 5 – Up to 480 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz, up to 900 Mbps @ 5 GHz
- USB – 3x USB Type-C ports for data, power and DisplayPort input
- Misc – Power button, dial to control brightness, volume, and configuration menu
- Battery – 10,500 mAh / 40Wh Lithium battery good for about 4 hours of continuous use
- Power Supply – USB-C PD (9V/3A, 12V/2.5A, 15V/2A, 20V/1.5A)
- Wall-mount support (75x75mm VESA)
Some of the applications highlighted by the company include wireless touchscreen display (mirrored) for iPhone or Android phones, smartphone desktop via Samsung Dex, Huawei PC mode, or Android 10 Desktop mode, as well as car infotainment system (it’s easier to follow GPS navigation on a larger screen), and mobile gaming allowing people to play mobile games on a larger display.
The display ships with a USB PD charger, a holster stand, a USB-C charging cable, a USB-C data cable, an HDMI cable, and a universal travel adapter. The company raised close to $40,000 US on Kickstarter so far, well over their lowly $6,400 target. An Early-bird AirView 13.3″ display requires a $326 US pledge, while the 15.6″ model goes for $350 US. Worldwide shipping is included in all rewards, and backers should expect their display to be shipped in May 2020 if mass production goes according to plans. The company also takes pre-orders on their own website bypassing Kickstarter in the process.
Bear in mind this is the first project from the company, so this is not without risks, and recently we reported about a similar Kickstarter project, namely TAIHE Gemini Display, that completely failed with most of backers not receiving their reward or getting a defective unit, and the company going missing.
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.
2 Replies to “AirView Wireless Touchscreen Display Works with Phones, Laptops, Raspberry Pi, Etc. (Crowdfunding)”
Bit pricey for a not must have gadget 🙂
But would really like to have one (if I had this much money to waste)
A quick search of Amazon and eBay shows dozens of similair, by varying degrees devices. Mind you I also noticed lists of compatible and nonec compatible devices, in the listings of the specs of the search results found displays.
Compatibility could be the fly in the ointment.