Product Design


Portable secondary laptop monitor.



About the Project

DUO is a portable secondary laptop monitor. More and more people work off of their laptops in cafes, co-working spaces and at home. No longer are people tied to working in office environments. This increased flexibility means that most people will now have readily available access to a secondary monitor, which can increase productivity by up to 50%. The DUO will provide the extra screen real estate, while maintaining the the mobility laptops provide, for anywhere work takes them.

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  • Founder: Jack Yao
  • Company: Mobile Pixels
  • Goal: $35,000.00
  • Entry Level Price: $159.00
  • Campaign Ended On: July 24, 2018
  • Delivery Date: January 2019

"About the Project" and "Claims" content are taken from the campagin as is.

Reality Check

  • Claim:

    Multitask efficiently, wherever you are

  • Reality:

    Screen size for a laptop can only increase so much without sacrificing mobility. The DUO is an example of exquisite engineering that caters to those who are on the go by giving the necessary real estate without sacrificing weight or bulkiness.

  • Claim:

    DUO is sleek and lightweight

  • Reality:

    Weighing in at just 1.5 lbs, the DUO adds an incredible amount of productivity without adding much weight at all. Screen size is 12.5 inches with a thickness of .48 inches. Height is 8.6 inches and width is 12.8 inches. The DUO fills a gap that other products have failed to achieve.

  • Claim:

    Attaches to the back of any laptop

  • Reality:

    It is always a risk to use the words any or all. For the DUO, this risk is justified by the reality of simplicity by the mechanics used to attach itself to a laptop. The only potential limitations here are the sacrifice of a laptop cover/protector or a very small notebook or laptop.

  • Claim:

    Flexible rotation & dual-sided sliding

  • Reality:

    With 270° of rotation and a clever reverse facing presentation mode, the DUO lives up to the claim. The railing and hinge are the key players here that make the DUO outperform potential competitors.

  • Claim:

    High resolution, yet energy efficient

  • Reality:

    1080P is the resolution of the screen. Without a battery to charge, and with an intentional design to reduce battery drain, the DUO lives up to this claim.

Something To Think About

Screen Brightness will be a factor into the effectiveness of battery drain.

Bottom Line

Duo is a beautifully engineered second screen that is intentionally designed to be efficient and lightweight by a solid team at Mobile Pixels. There are not many limitations to how the DUO can add elements of productivity to a user who is on the go. With an already established backing by MIT and several other accelerators, the DUO, with excellence, fills a gap that currently exists. Big name competitors cannot compete when it comes to mobillity and and bulkiness. Attachment to a laptop does require adhesive magnetic stickers that go directly on the laptop, and may be too much to handle for micro notebooks or laptops. In all, the demand for this product is and will be high at an extremely beneficial price point. The Mobile Pixels team has done their due diligence.

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