updated 06:20 am EDT, Mon March 19, 2012
GeChic On-Lap gives smartphones second display
Chinese company GeChic has devised the On-Lap 1302 that it is promoting as a second 13.3-inch screen for a range of devices including gaming consoles, notebooks, digital cameras and even smartphones. The device requires a slightly complicated set up, however, and cannot connect directly to an external device without an adapter or power supply. In the case of a notebook, power can be supplied over powered-USB, however the setup requires an external battery for a camera or smartphone.
The On-Lap 1302 is just 8mm thick, supports a 1366x768 resolution and includes VGA and HDMI video ports built-in. For Apple MacBook or other notebook users with a DisplayPort, a separate adapter can be purchased to make the hookup. The display will also work with iPhones using Apple's Digital AV Adapter or Android phones with an MHL to HDMI adapter, although it also uses a proprietary 30-pin adapter.
The GeChic On-Lap 1302 is available from Newegg for $230 plus shipping.