The Monitor2Go is a portable 15.4-inch display that you can pack in your suitcase (or roller bag if you’re at CES), and use wherever you might land. Once you reach your destination you just open the light clamshell design, and use a USB port to connect the monitor to your laptop. Because of the Monitor2Go’s clamshell design, it’s safe to pack into luggage, but it also provides that second monitor that you’re used to at home. The Monitor2Go will be on display at CES this year, so we’ll see if we can’t pay them a visit. If you’re interested in picking one up for yourself, the Monitor2Go will sell for $279, and should be available later this quarter.
PALO ALTO, Calif., and BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 4, 2011 – Consumers and computing enthusiasts who enjoy using two or more full-size PC monitors at their desks can now get that same multi-monitor convenience and productivity while on the go.
DisplayLink and Mobile Monitor Technologies today announced MMT’s Monitor2Go – the first totally portable, yet desktop-quality, 15.4-inch display that’s easy for people to pack up, plug in, and put to use wherever they are. Another innovation to use DisplayLink USB virtual graphics, Monitor2Go combines a large display screen with a slim, lightweight clamshell design to give users true portable productivity.
The two companies will unveil Monitor2Go during the International CES show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Jan. 6-9, 2011. At an estimated retail price of $279, Monitor2Go will be available to consumers later this quarter.
“Monitor2Go will be one of the most useful products shown at CES and that consumers can buy,” said Larry Pensack, MMT’s president. “It’s a high-quality, full-size display that can be used with virtually any notebook or desktop PC, and that you can be hung, stacked or set just about anywhere to expand your visual workspace and get more done faster. And with DisplayLink’s USB virtual graphics technology, there’s no connectivity or cable hassles.”
“Most multi-monitor fans are frustrated when they have to leave their desktop set-up behind and are limited to one screen while traveling,” said Dennis Crespo, DisplayLink executive vice president of marketing and business development. “By having a USB-connected portable display that is the same size as some of the most popular notebooks on the market, there is no more compromise necessary.”
Monitor2Go comes with a built-in stand that allows the screen to sit at eye level, like a notebook display, and to be positioned in either portrait or landscape mode. The device is also designed for hanging. Additionally, up to six screens can be daisy-chained off a host computer’s single USB port to create an instant video wall.
Besides being easy to connect via USB, other Monitor2Go features include a light weight of four pounds, a durable design to withstand travel rigors, and a sleek profile to slide into backpacks and briefcases. The 15.4-inch diagonal LED-backlit display provides a crisp 1280×800 resolution, and works with both PCs and Macs (beta).
Multiple displays have been proven to provide as much as 35% more productivity than computing on a single display. Mobile Monitor Technologies, based in Massachusetts, specializes in portable displays for the accounting and financial industries with its Field Monitor Pro series. Its first entry into the consumer market, Monitor2Go will bring the same high quality, productivity optimized displays to the home and office.
DisplayLink Corp. is a hardware and software company that offers a unique technology to enable easy virtual graphics connectivity between computers and displays over standard interfaces such as USB, wireless USB and Ethernet. DisplayLink technology is used in dozens of globally branded PC accessories including monitors, universal docking stations, display adapters, projectors, and zero client systems that make expansion of the desktop visual workspace possible, at significantly lower cost and energy usage than traditional solutions.
DisplayLink is ranked the fourth fastest-growing EMEA Company by Deloitte, and was awarded the CES 2011 Best of Innovation Award Honoree in the Enabling Technologies category for its forthcoming Interactive Networked Graphics for SuperSpeed USB. For more information and product details, visit DisplayLink Shop and follow DisplayLink on Facebook and Twitter.