Awesome Displays

Gaming on a Tiny HD Screen

Gaming on a Tiny HD Screen

With smartphones, we’re used to gaming on relatively small screens these days. Mr. Volt bought a teensy 0.7″ AMOLED screen that crams in a full 1920×1080 resolution, then hooked it up to a computer to see if he could play games on it. In case you’re wondering, the screen was designed for use in a head-mounted display.

Splay Folding Display

Splay Folding Display

Carry a 24.5″ HD screen wherever you go with the Splay folding display. It combines a short-throw projector with a pop-up rear projection screen to give you a big picture for watching movies, playing games, or doing demos and presentations. The projector can also be used to produce up to an 80″ image in standalone mode.

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Building a Stroboscopic Water Display

Building a Stroboscopic Water Display

Inspired by a Gatorade ad that used strobes to display images on falling water, 3Dprintedlife wanted to replicate the idea on a smaller scale. He developed a desktop version that uses solenoid valves to release water droplets illuminated by an LED strobe light. It only displays 2D images, but he plans on making a 3D version.

7200-Segment Display

7200-Segment Display

Numeric displays typically have seven segments. Artist and engineer Chris Combs linked together 288 four-digit displays for a total 7200 segments once you factor in the colons. It can be programmed to show large digits or other moving images. It’s on display at VisArts’ Concourse Gallery in Rockville, MD through 10.17.21.

LG DVLED Extreme Home Cinema Displays

LG DVLED Extreme Home Cinema Displays

LG giant DVLED screens have millions of individual self-illuminating LEDs for vibrant, high-contrast images. The screens will come in 2K, 4K, and 8K resolutions in sizes from 108″ to 325″ diagonal, and both 16:9 and ultrawide 32:9 configurations. The high-end displays are available only via custom installers.

How a Split-Flap Display Works

How a Split-Flap Display Works

Split-flap displays used to be common in everything from tabletop clocks to arrival and departure boards at airports. While not as popular these days, these electro-mechanical displays are still marvels of engineering. Scottbez1 walks us through how they work with a demonstration of his single-digit Arduino-controlled display.

Huion Kamvas 24 Pen Displays

Huion Kamvas 24 Pen Displays
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Huion’s displays are created for artists and designers, with built-in pen support for drawing and painting on screen. The 24″ displays come in QHD (2560 x 1440) and 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolutions, and are Windows/MacOS compatible. Their battery-free pens have a 5080 LPI resolution, 8192-level pressure and 60º tilt sensitivity.

Cool Wheels Toy Car Displays

Cool Wheels Toy Car Displays
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These sweet wall-mounted displays are perfect for Hot Wheels and Matchbox car collections. They’re handmade from a recycled tire with a set of wooden slat shelves. They come in 20″, 24″, and 26″ sizes which hold 48, 64, and 75 cars respectively. We especially love the colorful light-up model.

xScreen for Xbox Series S

xScreen for Xbox Series S

The xScreen lets you play your Xbox Series S like a laptop. It attaches to the back edge of the game console and needs no HDMI cable or extra power cable. The 11.6″ screen has a 1080p resolution, and the lower part of the unit has integrated stereo speakers and controls for volume and display settings.

Different But the Same: City in the Forest

Different But the Same: City in the Forest

NY firm Breakfast has carved out a niche, building interactive displays that use electromechanical flipping discs to display images. Among their installations is this ultrawide variant with woodgrain and mirrored surfaces that reflect people’s silhouettes as they walk by, revealing similarities in human behavior.

Neutronshop LED Pixel Displays

Neutronshop LED Pixel Displays

These colorful LED pixel displays from Neutronshop come pre-programmed to display stock tickers, cryptocurrency prices, a COVID-19 tracker, NBA scores, Twitter trends, and more. Each one can also display animations. After a USB-based setup, they update via Wi-Fi so don’t need to stay connected to a computer.

S-JIANG Acrylic Sneaker Display Boxes

S-JIANG Acrylic Sneaker Display Boxes
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Show off your sneaker collection while keeping them organized and free from dust. These crystal-clear acrylic boxes hold pairs up to men’s size 14 shoes, and feature aluminum frames and a magnetic door for easy access to their contents. They snap together for stacking and come in 2-, 4-, and 8-packs.

Volumetric OLED Display

Volumetric OLED Display

A volumetric display can show images that produce the illusion of depth. After maker Sean Hodgins got his hands on some see-through OLED displays, he designed and built a miniature display that can display a 3D image by spreading its components across its multiple layers. This thing looks straight out of science fiction.

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Mercedes-Benz Hyperscreen

Mercedes-Benz Hyperscreen

Mercedes-Benz is showing off a display that covers almost the entire width of a dashboard. The Hyperscreen is a 56″ wide curved glass panel that incorporates multiple displays for its instrument cluster, central touchscreen, and a screen for the front seat passenger. It will debut in the upcoming luxury electric EQS.

Making a See-through Computer Screen

Making a See-through Computer Screen

See-through computer screens are a staple of sci-fi design. While they look really cool, they’re not the most practical way to view content. Still, makers Evan and Katelyn wanted to give it a try, set to building their own by modding a standard LCD screen, removing its LED backlight and polarizing filter, then building a new frame for it.

Sony Spatial Reality Display

Sony Spatial Reality Display

Sony has developed an intriguing new technology that allows viewers to look at 3-dimensional objects without the need for special glasses. While it’s too expensive for consumers, it could be useful for designers who want a realistic view of items they’re working on. The display is compatible with Unity and Unreal Engine content.

Vizio OLED Displays

Vizio OLED Displays
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Vizio is now the third major player to offer televisions with OLED displays. These super-slim 4K screens offer incredible black levels and rich colors, and support various HDR formats. They come in 55″ and 65″ versions, and pack Vizio SmartCast for viewing content from hundreds of free TV channels and streaming apps.

Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset

Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset
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Oculus goes all-in on wireless VR gaming with the latest version of its standalone Quest head-mounted display. It’s smaller and lighter, has upgraded hardware for smoother gameplay, 50% more pixels, and improved Oculus Touch controllers. It also works as a PC VR headset with an optional Oculus Link cable.

Mountie+ Secondary Display Grip

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Now that you can use your iPad as a secondary display for your Mac, you need a way to mount it. This clamp from Ten One Design makes it easy to attach just about any tablet side-by-side with your laptop screen. With a gap of only 4mm (0.16″) it’s perfect for working on wide spreadsheets, or opening multiple documents.

castAway Modular Phone Cases

castAway Modular Phone Cases

castAway’s forthcoming hinged smartphone cases can be equipped with interchangeable modules, including a second display screen, wallet/charger, a battery pack, speaker, or gamepad. Cases are available for a variety of Apple, Samsung, Google, and OnePlus phones. Due out Q3 2020.

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SideTrak Laptop Display

SideTrak Laptop Display

The SideTrak adds a second screen to your laptop, without the need for extra desktop space. After you attach the magnetic metal frame to your laptop, the display slides out, and can be angled both towards you or away for presentations. The 12.5″ display has a 1920×1080 (HD) resolution IPS panel, and connects via USB-A or USB-C.

Volumetric Sound Display

Volumetric Sound Display

Scientists from the University of Sussex are developing a method of displaying 3D tactile images using ultrasonic waves. The system works by levitating a small plastic bead and rapidly maneuvering it to create a persistence of vision effect. If they can move more dots or move them faster, they could create more complex images.

Hexagon Toy Displays

Hexagon Toy Displays
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Do you collect miniature toy figures? Present and preserve them with this unique hexagonal storage display. Sold as a set of 12 clear cubbies, they measure 4″h x 4.75″w x 2″d. They can be used individually, or snapped together to form larger tabletop displays.

Eyoyo 4K Portable Monitor

Eyoyo 4K Portable Monitor
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Add a super sharp second screen to your laptop or smartphone with this portable 13.3″ 4K display. It can connect to devices with an HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, or USB-C connector (where supported). Its IPS panel has a wide 178º viewing angle, and it can be powered via USB. It includes a stand, but you can also use a pen to prop it up.

Vizio 2019 M-Series Quantum TVs

Vizio 2019 M-Series Quantum TVs
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Vizio’s M7 and M8 Quantum TVs offer an amazing price to performance ratio, with crisp and bright 4K video, full-array local dimming, and quantum dot tech for vibrant images and a wide gamut of 1.07 billion colors. They also pack SmartTV apps, Chromecast, Apple Airplay 2, and voice control. Full review on Technabob.

Astro 4K Portable Monitor

Astro 4K Portable Monitor

A portable UHD 4K touchscreen monitor which can be used to extend your computer display or play video games on the go. Its makers say it works completely wirelessly, via a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection, and is compatible with laptops, smartphones, tablets, and more. Choose from 13.3″ and 15.6″ display sizes.

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