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What is DuetDisplay and How Do You Use It?

What is DuetDisplay and How Do You Use It?

Have you ever thought you needed more display real estate than just your laptop?

Traveling with just a laptop can make your work harder if you are used to having a larger or multiple displays. If you have tried to extend your display to a mobile device over WiFi you know that there’s a frustrating lag.

If you have an iPad you can change all that without toting around an extra monitor! You can connect your iPhone or iPad to your laptop or even a desktop with DuetDisplay. It doesn’t use WiFi, it’s a simple, downloaded app and driver to each unit, then plug in with your lightning charger. It runs directly from your main unit to the mobile device.

It’s a very simple installation process. Download the DuetDisplay app to your mobile device, then a driver file to your laptop or desktop, reboot after the driver installs and once you run the app it’s all done. No more single screen display or WiFi lag.

So while on the go, you only need your laptop and an iPad and your iPad becomes a 2nd monitor!  You can swipe windows and apps from one to the other, touch screens will work if the app is compatible. You can even stream video without any lag, and move it around on the device screen, and it will still play. That wouldn’t usually happen with a WiFi connection. Say hello to easy multitasking when you’re not at the office!

Adding a second display can be a lifesaver for those of us who are spoiled with dual displays. It’s easier to work with 2 screens, and when you don’t have them, you can feel a bit lost. DuetDisplay can simply be plug and play, or you can play with the settings if you are an in-depth user wanting higher resolution. The best news is that there is no extra cables or items to carry.  If you travel with DuetDisplay can simply be plug and play, or you can play with the settings if you are an in-depth user wanting higher resolution. The best news is that there is no extra cables or items to carry.  If you travel with an iPad and laptop, you are carrying everything you need if you have your iPad Lightning cable charger!

The app does cost but it’s a relatively small dollar figure when you remember you are getting a second screen. My opinion is that for the $15 one time purchase you can hardly go wrong if you can have a second display that’s not chained to WiFi.  Once you have purchased, there’s no subscription fee or monthly membership; it’s an app purchase. If you can increase your productivity and work easier, $15 seems a pretty small price to pay. I’m a fan and regular user of DuetDisplay and I can highly recommend it to you!