Multi monitor desktop users that would like to have extra monitor space whilst away from their desktop system and using a laptop monitor, may benefit from a new concept called Packed Pixels designed by Dovetail Technology based in the UK.
Packed Pixels provides users with a way of adding multiple laptop monitors with ease together with portability, supporting for the main operating systems including Windows, OS X and Linux without the need for any extra drivers.
The Packed Pixels project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise £60,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production. Mat the creator of Packed Pixels explains a little more :
“Packed Pixels allows you to have a multi-monitor setup for your laptop that fits in your laptop bag, needs no additional plugin power supply and quick to setup.
The brackets simply slide on and off and fit a wide variety of screen thicknesses and screen sizes allowing Packed Pixels to be used with most laptops. No sticky pads or awkward clips to worry about. A desk stand is also included if you prefer to use Packed Pixels free standing.
Packed Pixels plugs directly into any Thunderbolt, DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort enabled laptop. This connectivity means no drivers are needed for Windows, OS X or Linux and also allows for high frame rate uses such as video playback and gaming; a first in this sector.
The screen(s) can be mounted in portrait of landscape orientations on either the left or right of your screen. They can even be mounted facing away from you for the display or presentations.”
So if you think Packed Pixels is something your mobile laptop system could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help Packed Pixels become a reality. For more details on Raspberry Pi displays and HATS jump over to our essential guide.