Under the circumstances of a harsh competition, manufacturers of modern laptops try to diversify their new models with a variety of features that extend the users’ capabilities. A year ago, Mobile Pixels startup launched a tool for the Duo project, a notebook with an additional screen.
Over two million dollars have been collected on two crowdfunding platforms, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, so the production of devices under the “Duex” brand has been launched. Users accepted this decision warmly and expressed their wish to increase the number of additional screens to two. Thus, the idea of a device for the Trio laptop was born.
The Trio design includes a rigid frame, mounted on the magnets to the back of a laptop cover. Additional screens are mounted on the frame with the help of various brackets that allow rotating the screens, changing the position from landscape to portrait, turning the display plane at different angles to the user. Each screen may work separately, or may be disabled if necessary. The desktop of the screen is automatically adjusted to its specific position.
The Trio model can be used with 13 and 14 inch laptops, connecting two additional displays with 12.5 inch diagonals. The resolution of each additional screen is 1080p, and the weight is 680 grams.
The Trio Pro model is designed to extend the capabilities of laptops with a diagonal of 15 to 15.6 inches. The top line of the device adds two 14-inch Full HD resolutions.
All connections in the device are maintained via USB ports. The screens are connected to the frame, and the frame is connected to the laptop.
The pre-order of the Trio model for 12.5-inch additional screens will cost $179. Two screens can be purchased for $349. The Trio Pro is priced at $199, and two additional 14-inch screens cost $389. The devices are expected to go into production in early 2020.