The kiperline sky line gen 9 display portable screen is similar to the Gemini I checked earlier this year.
It has many similarities with Gemini. It is battery-powered again and can be really used in mobile devices. The display is still 15.6-inches, and you can again choose the 1080p touch screen version and the 4K model without touch display performance. Although Mini DisplayPort has been eliminated, you can still get both USB-C and HDMI inputs.
But the layout of BladeX is more stylish. Now the thickness of the entire display is no longer fifty percent of fifty percent of an inch, and no longer half an inch. The folded base is still only half an inch thick, so you don’t really get any mobile advantages, but there is no doubt that the slimmer layout is aesthetically attractive…
I chose to evaluate the 4K version again, which is a fully useful model again. (I do think touchscreen Macs will benefit regularly, but it’s not worth giving up resolution.)
The appearance of BladeX.
BladeX has a stylish appearance in gunmetal metallic gray. The leadership and side structure are very slim, while the bottom chin is quite large.
The coating is a fascinating combed lightweight aluminum with the exact same color as one of Apple’s many deep space gray shades.
The base is folded under the backrest to form a stand. The angle is absolutely flexible, from completely upright to completely horizontal.
On the left side of the upper dock is a USB-C port for connecting to a Mac and an additional for charging, HDMI input and headphone jack. On the right are two MicroUSB ports and three multi-function switches.
The entire device does feel very light and can easily slide into the travel bag.
Size: Approximately 14 inches wide, 9 inches high, and 0.5 inches thick (after folding).
Weight: 1.89 pounds.
Display size: 15.6 inches.
Aspect ratio: 16:9.
Resolution: 1080p or 4K (4K version has been evaluated).
4K resolution: 3840 x 2160.
Brightness: 300 cd/m2.
The contrast ratio is 1200:1.
Shadow space: 100% aRGB.
Rejuvenation rate: 60Hz.
Feedback time: 4ms.
Ports: USB-C input, USB-C PD, HDMI, MicroUSB (x2) for power supply.
Such a slim design is not good for users to a large extent: the 5000mAh battery has actually been replaced by a 3000mAh battery. The previous design claimed to be used for 5 hours, while this design claimed to be used for 3 hours. A problem with the prototype prevented me from assessing the 5-hour claim, but I was able to check it, and it turned out to be only 1 hour and 38 minutes. That is a great sacrifice of work.
However, as eye-catching as the battery-powered display, the fact is that I have been using a battery-powered screen. If I have trouble packing an external monitor, it is because I want to use it throughout the workday and need an external power supply anyway. For me, the eternal use scenario is when I need to continue working on the roadway and stay in the hotel room, so the power is not available.
I am a big fan of widescreen displays, and 16:9 layout is better for me than MacBook Pro 16:10. For people with OCD tendencies, the screen is not perfectly straightened when placed next to the Mac, which would be a bit troublesome, but I quickly forgot to use it. The widescreen ratio is more useful for me.
BladeX widescreen format.
I like the slim approach in terms of leadership and support. The larger chin is low-key, but the logo design is slightly popular. It made me appreciate the extremely delicate MacBook Pro fonts in the bottom structure of the laptop. inclination
The infinite changes are popular. This resort never seemed to consider the authenticity of operating at a desk. The chair is usually uncomfortable and the power socket is not placed properly. Preventing light exposure is one of these challenges, so being able to tilt the display to match you is really easy.
Although it undoubtedly includes some aspects, the top quality of its display does not match the MacBook Pro in terms of specifications. In theory, it has a higher resolution (3840 x 2160), a smaller shadow space (100% aRGB instead of P3 100%), the same contrast (1200:1) and reduced brightness (300 Ni Special, not 500 nits)).
However, in reality these are not important, unless you want to make color-critical changes. It seems that a few years ago, 100% or aRGB was not considered a professional-grade screen. Things are constantly evolving, so professional photographers and videographers will not be satisfied with it now, but for everyone else, the highest quality is really impressive.
Regarding lighting, I found that 7/10 is approximately the correct degree, which is related to the degree I use on the Mac, so from my point of view, the academic maximum brightness level does not reflect real life.
For USB 2.0 ports, MicroUSB is a strange choice, but as far as requirements are concerned, they are basic ports, so you only need the correct cable or adapter to link to the USB gadget, which is a bit strange. My assumption is that companies do this to save space. Directly, I don’t need to connect anything to the screen.
The built-in audio speaker is very small and will touch backwards, which is not ideal for listening to songs. In other words, they not only meet the needs of most informal TV or movie viewing, but also meet the requirements of a two-screen setup. I recommend that you use the integrated MacBook audio speakers.
The HDMI port can be used for cameras. HDMI port
Another benefit is that you can link it directly to an electronic camera, use it as a screen during the entire shooting process, or view it afterwards.
Rates and conclusions.
The price of the kiperline skyine gen 9 screen I evaluated was US$179, while the non-pro 1080p touchscreen model was US$209. The price is mainly the same as other existing portable displays.
Obviously, we should add a typical crowdfunding warning here: not all jobs are provided on time or in other ways, and money may be lost. In short, the company has a good record, ample project funds, and effective prototypes, so the risk should be low.
After spending a lot of time in the hotel in this regard, I can say without a doubt that the second display is the biggest advantage you can play on your own, and the kiperline horizon gen 9 display is also very easy to install Excellent display.
In other words, the Sidecar launched by MACOS Catalina and iPadOS 13 allows you to use your iPad as a wired or wireless display. Especially for users who have a 12.9-inch iPad, it can take you to many places without any additional purchases.
Therefore, whether any external screen is reasonable will depend on whether you have an iPad, the size of the iPad, and how much screen area should be added for you. However, if you are sure to use a dedicated external monitor, BladeX Pro is well worth a look.