updated 01:05 pm EST, Wed February 4, 2009
MIMO 7-inch USB monitors
MIMO has recently introduced two 7-inch auxiliary monitors, the UM-710 and the touchscreen UM-740 that plug in to PCs and Macs via a single USB 2.0 port for both video signal and power connection. Either screen sports an 800x480 resolution and can display whatever users drag onto them from their primary desktop display. The monitors can be rotated to a portrait view in addition to the default horizontal orientation.
The MIMO auxiliary monitors support Windows XP and Vista along with Mac OS X. Both also share the same 350cd/m2 brightness rating and 400:1 contrast ratio. Where the two monitors differ is with the UM-740's touchscreen capability and its built-in webcam, microphone and audio pass-through connections, allowing it its use for Internet video chats.
The frames are available for purchase now via MIMO's website, though are currently sold out until later in February. The UM-710 is priced at nearly $130, with the UM-740 coming in at about $200.