Last Updated on September 22, 2014 by Tim
There’s nothing better than two screens, and it’s pretty simple to understand why! For one, you can have multiple windows open without cluttering up your monitor and easily organizing your work. Having an efficient setup drastically ups your potential for productivity! However, the double-screen setup is usually only an enjoyment that can be realized where space is plentiful (e.g. your home or a sizable office); in contrast, mobile workers tend to have to rely on a single laptop screen. Enter DuoScreen.
DuoScreen is the world’s first attachable workstation for laptops. It houses a secondary15.6″ HD screen strapped to your laptop, perfect for all your secondary needs. However, that is not DuoScreen’s sole feature: it can cool your laptop, offer you an ergonomic typing experience, and seamlessly travel with you wherever you decide to work. Created by the Pittsburgh-based team Nomadz, DuoScreen has already raised over $30,000 on Kickstarter.
The genesis for DuoScreen came about when the founders of Nomadz–Nicholas Greco and Ben Matzke–were just trying to get some work done at a local coffee shop. However, sitting around a tiny table with a laptop is no way to work effective, which made Greco and Matzke quickly realize just how inefficient a single screen was. The frustration of being unable to replicate your work environment on the road was a problem, so Greco and Matzke–now known by their startup, Nomadz–set out to create a solution. Of course, everyone likes a double screen–they give so much more content accessibility to everyone, making them ideal for the workplace. So why not try to recreate that experience for the mobile computing professional? Functional enough to perform all your work-heavy tasks and slim enough so it wouldn’t be a burden to carry, DuoScreen was created as an efficient, convenient, and a much needed answer to those coffee shop bothers. With the addition of industrial designer Jacob Howell, DuoScreen now looked sleeker and more accessible as well.
The DuoScreen measures at a 15.6″ 1600×900 screen that is just shy of 1080p, and it all runs off USB. The screen is compatible with any 15″ laptop, though a 13″ version is planned. DuoScreen is still available for $239 on Kickstarter, but get yours quickly–quantities are limited before the price jumps to $269.