If you’ve ever felt the burning urge to mirror your smartphone’s display onto a larger screen, then you might consider stuffing GeChic’s portable, 13.3-inch monitor into the ol’ man purse for your next wayward outing. We’re not promising that it’ll be simple, but in addition to supporting laptops, game consoles and digital cameras, you can also rig up your smartphone to the On-Lap 1302 monitor — with the assistance of a tangle of adapters, batteries and cords, that is. The product is said to be just 8mm thick, but most importantly, this 1366 x 768 display can be powered either from your laptop’s USB port or an external battery pack. It includes proper hookups for VGA and HDMI video connections (via a proprietary 30-pin connector), but laptop users may also purchase a Mini DisplayPort accessory. Throw in Apple’s Digital AV Adapter or an MHL to HDMI solution, and boom, you’ve also got support for your iPhone and many Android smartphones. Okay, so it’s a bit convoluted, but the product’s video touts this as, “The best idea ever,” and along with its homespun production, we think you’ll enjoy it for a good laugh — so just hop the break. Those interested in such gear will find it on Newegg next month for $199.
GeChic On-Lap 1302 is a ‘Secret Tool’ to give your smartphone dual screens (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 17 Mar 2012 03:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.