Like the portability of a laptop, but sometimes wish you had more screen space? Last year a company called Mobile Pixels ran a Kickstarter campaign for a device called the DUO that adds a slide-out second screen to your laptop.
The company raised more than $860 thousand through that campaign and now sells the display for $249 under a new name (DUEX).
But what’s better (and bulkier) than a dual-screen laptop? A three-screen laptop.
Enter the TRIO.
Like the DUEX, the new TRIO attaches to the back of a laptop and slides out when you need it and back when you don’t. That way you can fold up your laptop and slide it into a bag when you’re not using it… or open your laptop and slide out one or two screens when you want to take advantage of them.
Mobile Pixels says TRIO uses a single USB type-C cable for both power and data, so you should be able to use the multi-screen accessory with just about any PC, tablet, or phone that supports display-over-USB.
TRIO comes in two sizes:
- TRIO – 12.5 inch displays
- TRIO Pro – 14 inch displays
Both versions feature two 1920 x 1080 pixel displays and both consume less than 4.5 watts of power.
The smaller TRIO weighs 1.5 pounds and it will go for $179 and up during the crowdfunding campaign. Mobile Pixels says this is the size you’ll probably want to use with 13.3 inch or 14 inch laptops.
The larger TRIO Pro weighs 1.8 pounds, sells for $199 and up, and can be used with laptops featuring 15.6 inch or larger screens.
Or you could just buy a separate portable display or two that doesn’t attach to your laptop.