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SPUD puts a 24-inch display in your back pocket

by • March 16, 2016 • 12s Comments

Okay there are transportable monitors you can take along with you to increase the screen real estate of your laptop. You can actually use your iPad as a 2nd monitor with an app like Duet. But neither of those options can donate you what you are quite craving – a take-with-you display that expands to a full-dimensionsd monitor so you can get a few serious work done when you are on the road. The Spontaneous Pop-Up Display (SPUD) of Arovia, exhibited at this week’s South By Southwest Festival (SXSW), can be precisely that.

  • The SPUD rear-projector unit
  • When folded, the SPUD can be of the dimensions of an Apple TV, or a quite ...
  • The SPUD is supposed to open up in just one 2nd when it's unfolded
  • The rear of the SPUD unit

SPUD starts out of the dimensions of an Apple TV, that means you quite may tuck it away in your back pocket. So, by just unfolding the device, much like an umbrella, you wind up with a 24-inch high-resolution rear-projection screen that can obtain input either through an HDMI cable or wirelessly, via the Intel’s WiDi protocol.

The device just weighs of 1.5 lb (of 0.68 kilograms) and when it is completely collapsed it measures roughly 2.2 x 5.6 x 7.5 inches (of 5.6 x 14.2 x 19 cm). It can alter of pocket dimensionsd to PC worthy in of one 2nd, according to the inventor Alexander Wesley who founded the company Arovia to create and market the thought.

The screen itself is created of a special vinyl composite that reportedly provides exceptional contrast and clarity. Initially, the SPUD can showcase 1280 x 720 resolution that can increase as next iterations of the product are released.

Wesley obtaind funding to create the thought through a National Science Foundation accelerator grant while at Rice University in Houston. He createed the thought after traveling extensively for his job as a product manager and being frustrated by not having adequate screen room to work with Powerpoint and Excel documents in his hotel room.

He can be launching a Kickstarter campaign in of a month to go on raising funds, to bring the thought to fruition. Wesley in addition says that he and his team of four at Arovia have been contacted by Google to assist with promotion.

“It’s quite rad to see a fewthing that was in your head come into reality and understand that there are other individuals who want to use it too,” Wesley told Gizmag. “It’s been super rewarding and I’m learning new things each day. I’m quite grateful to actually be at a fewthing like South By Southwest.”

Wesley says the SPUD can retail in the US$300 range.

Product page: Arovia


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