A few pieces of hardware really make my job easier and faster.
A good mouse (instead of a touchpad)
An external keyboard that includes a number pad and well-spaced keys.
And Rolling Square’s EDGE has added a mount to my laptop to keep my phone attached.
But if you have a few more screens, nothing will happen so you can minimize Alt-Tab.
It may not even work sometimes when 20 different files and programs are opened simultaneously.
I don’t have the luxury of work desk in my house. Often, my work desk is the dining table. So there is no point in buying a monitor to set up my gear every morning.
If only there were more portable …
There are many in the market.
I can get a special dongle that connects to my laptop and turns my iPad into an extension screen. But then I’m using an iPad 6 and I’m not sure if the low specs match the speed of my laptop.
Another option is to consider a portable screen. ASUS Zenscreen and PRISM + Nomad 16 are the names that come to mind
These are high specs, dedicated screens that are light weight and portable. And the glasses are pretty good.
Having an extended screen is really enough for me.
But why settle for one when you can have two!
I was sold out when I saw an unboxing video from a friend.
The Xebex Tri-Screen is a dual portable screen that you can attach to the top of your laptop.
Powered by USB-C, the screens are retractable, so you can easily carry them in your bag
Set up a breeze. You turn it on, slide the screens and connect it to your laptop with the wires provided.
The screens are extremely thin 6.5 mm. Compare this with PRISM + Nomad 16, which stands at 8mm.
It can be a bit heavy, weighing 900 grams. Weight can even overturn your laptop.
So, it comes with a strong integrated kickstand to support the weight, especially if the tri-screen is tilted at an angle.
Each screen is 10.1 (diagonal) maximum 1920 x 1200 pixels. They are full HD LCD IPS panel.
You’re looking at a 16:10 ratio with a 60hz refresh rate.
The screens can rotate 180 degrees if you want to share with others sitting next to you.
And you can adjust the brightness, although it can be a little brighter.
Compatible with any device
The tri-screen is held in place with an attachment to the rubber to cushion the point of contact.
You pull it apart to fit your screen and let it go. The rubberized strap holding both ends of the attachment will pull the edges together and hug your screen.
There are no L-brackets at the bottom; You can fit it on any size screen from 12 to 20 inches.
It took me a while to adapt to this new hardware, as extra screens have rarely been part of my work process.
But the learning curve did not take long.
I was comfortable getting new windows left and right in less than an hour, so I didn’t have to change tabs often.
The corners of the screen may seem awkward at first. It is better to have your laptop on the stand without resting on the table.
Each screen comes with two buttons to enter the menu and another to adjust the brightness.
It comes with 2 USB-C ports and a mini-HDMI input on the ports Unfortunately, the latter is only for video and does not pass the power.
If you have a USB-C port on either side of your laptop, I suggest you get it. I didn’t check my purchase time, but I have the Razer Blade 14.
An easy way to remove this is to leave the attachment on your laptop (remove the cables).
I have a slim laptop sleeve in my bag, so I couldn’t try. So instead, I would remove everything and put it in a separate compartment.
But if set up is easy, dismantling is a breeze.
I can’t imagine going back to using a single screen. Now it seems to be such an obstacle.
But this hardware is not cheap. At USD499 (it’s now free shipping), you can get two 24 “non-portable monitors with even better specs.
However, if portability is an important consideration, you cannot lose it.
And they provide, in contrast to the scammers from Slydenjoy, which I funded in 2018 and still nothing.