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Your Monitor, Now With 100% More Tablet

Data: sometimes you can never get enough of it. But tripling up on your monitors is not the only way you can fit more of it in front of your face. After all, the stuff on those three monitors still comes from the same computer. But with this versatile VESA 100-MR067 LCD Display Tablet Stand, you can attach any 7-12 inch tablet on a triple-jointed swivelling arm and position it anywhere you want. The arm itself securely attaches to the mounts on the back of a VESA compliant display, which is pretty much any modern monitor these days. The contraption does weigh 4.4lbs, plus the weight of the tablet, so make sure that the base is wide enough to support the additional heft. Still, you should be fine and feasting on Tweets, stock quotes… weather reports… or whatever it is that’s on a tablet that’s so darn crucial that you need to attach it to your monitor.

It’s 6,480 Yen, or about $82.

Hit the jump for a bunch of pictures and the links.

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What Kind Of Monitor Does $35,000 Get You?

By David Ponce

It’s going to be showcased at NAB very soon, but the sexily-named Eizo FDH3601 is very likely only going to be picked up by professionals with a specific need for the prowesses it achieves. It’s a 4k display, meaning it sports a resolution of 4,096 x 2,160 pixels. That’s the equivalent of four 1080p displays in one 36.4 inch frame.

The manufacturer says that the display delivers 100 percent sRGB coverage in color gamut as well as a “perfect smooth tone reproduction across the screen”. There is a 16-bit lookup table supporting up to 278 trillion colors. The maximum brightness is 700 cd/m2, the contrast ratio is 1,000:1 and the response time is 8 ms.

That’s a pretty nice display, one that’s already being sold in Japan for $35,700. So expect it to be somewhere in that vicinity once it hits American shores.

VIA [ Geeky Gadgets ]

Philips Has A Monitor That Can Help You Not Be A Slouch

By David Ponce

Ergonomics, some say, is important. We would personally find a way to work even while hanging upside down, so it isn’t of much concern to us. But among those who don’t see it like we do is Philips, who has developed a computer monitor that can help keep a good posture while working. A camera on the front of the 24 inch ErgoSensor monitor makes sure that you keep the right distance from the screen, that your head is not tilting forward and even gives you an occasional reminder to get the heck away from your desk and take a break if it notices you’ve been in front for too long. This same presence detection ability is also a good energy saving feature, since the screen will go to sleep when it notices you’re not around.

The ErgoSensor is currently on sale in Europe for 285 euros, though there’s no word on whether it’ll ever make the jump over the pond.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Wired ]

DIY Privacy Monitor

By David Ponce

An Instructables user by the name of dimovi has created a privacy monitor in a most ingenious way. He basically disassembled the monitor, removed the polarizing film and glued a cutout made from this film to an old pair of glasses. Once reassembled, only people with the special glasses can see what’s on the screen while everyone else just sees a white monitor.

Of course, people will think you a little strange for staring at a white screen for hours on end, but that sort of stuff never stopped you before, did it?

There’s a more detailed step by step at the link below.

[ DIY Privacy Monitor ] VIA [ Hackaday ]

OhGizmo! Quick Review – The LG Flatron E2290, World’s Thinnest Monitor

By David Ponce

For the last couple weeks I’ve been reviewing the LG Flatron E2290, billed as the world’s thinnest monitor. Let me tell you, it’s really, really thin. And unlike overly skinny fashion models, thin is in for monitors. At just a hair over 0.25 inches, the thing nearly disappears when viewed sideways. It’s covered in a chrome finish and has mostly rounded edges. The base is wide and solid, and covered in touch sensitive buttons to access the OnScreen Display (OSD). The OSD is comprehensive and one of the best I’ve seen in a monitor.

As you can see in the pictures, the E2290 simply looks great. But how does it perform? We don’t have the equipment to perform accurate color and brightness measurements, but I can attest to the fact that it makes the image on my previous monitor look as bad as monochrome CRTs. Blacks are deep and uniform and whites are very bright. The horizontal viewing angle is very wide and there is very little color distortion as you move from side to side. The distortion is a little more pronounced on the vertical but still very acceptable. It features a native resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 and has DVI, VGA and HDMI connectors which are in the base rather than on the monitor itself. The are recessed by about 2 inches, making accessing them a little difficult. But this has to be done only once so it isn’t a huge issue. The response time is a very good 2ms.

It’s a 21.5 inch display and costs about $350. This is a premium over similarly sized models, but given the device’s aesthetics and performance, we feel it’s not unreasonable. If you have a living/working space that is already sleek and modern and are looking for a monitor that will fit right in, this is your choice.

Hit the jump for more pictures.

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