Sleek, Lightweight External Dual Monitor, DUO, Makes its Crowdfunding Debut

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Backed by MIT and Northeastern, Mobile Pixels launches a unique laptop accessory that provides an extra screen, ideal for multi-tasking and increasing productivity

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We were funded by MIT, who believed in our idea from the start and provided us with the necessary guidance to keep iterating. Soon, this cool computer accessory will be in the hands of the public, allowing people to be more productive and work more efficiently.

According to a study at the University of Utah, a second monitor can save a person 2.5 hours each day if they use it for all of their tasks. Funded by MIT Sandbox, IDEA Northeastern, and a 2018 MassChallenge Boston finalist, Mobile Pixels’ DUO allows users to maintain productivity on the go with its portable monitor designed to work with virtually any laptop. The team of experts launched DUO today on Kickstarter in the hopes of raising $35,000 to bring their product to fruition and help consumers retain efficiency.

What sets DUO apart from other dual monitors is its ability to fit any laptop, without the use of additional space or real estate, through a simple, plug-and-play USB connection. DUO provides a full 270° rotation, with the option for a 180° presentation mode, so consumers can choose an optimal viewing angle for any situation. Additionally, users can slide DUO to either side of their laptop screen.

DUO’s ABS plastic exterior helps the portable screen withstand any wear and tear that comes with transporting and traveling with a laptop. Weighing only 1.5 pounds, DUO provides the true mobility needed to move from workspace to workspace.

While working at Amazon, Mechanical Engineer and DUO’s creator, Jack Yao, was constantly frustrated by the lack of a secondary monitor that could help him work more efficiently. Yao decided to build a secondary monitor from a broken laptop that soon became an office sensation and paved way for DUO. “My team and I love this idea and we have worked for more than a year to make this a reality,” he said. “We were funded by MIT, who believed in our idea from the start and provided us with the necessary guidance to keep iterating. Soon, this cool computer accessory will be in the hands of the public, allowing people to be more productive and work more efficiently.”

Available in a 12.5-inch screen size, DUO was designed to artfully fit any laptop, regardless of size. The video driver has an energy star rating to help reduce battery drain and give users a long-lasting battery life. Available for a 30% discounted rate through the Kickstarter campaign, DUO is what working professionals who miss their second screen while on the go have been waiting for. To pre-order DUO starting at just $159, visit the campaign here, http://bit.ly/DUO_KS.

About Mobile Pixels

The Massachusetts-based team made up of manufacturing engineers and computer scientists has combined the best technology to create a lightweight portable monitor that increases productivity and makes it easy to work efficiently while travelling. Backed by MIT and Northeastern, Mobile Pixels aims to give consumers the freedom to swivel the screen freely while adjusting the angle at their discretion. To learn more visit, https://www.mobilepixels.us/.

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