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The AirTab portable monitor has reached its crowdfunding target in just 1 hour

The AirTab portable monitor. (Source: AirTab)
The AirTab portable monitor. (Source: AirTab)
AirTab claims that its first eponymous product is an ultra-lightweight on-the-go secondary display. It measures 15.6 inches diagonally, and also has a SKU with a touchscreen. This device has been launched via Kickstarter, and has amassed 100% of the backing looked for in just 1 hour.
Deirdre O'Donnell,

The AirTab's makers claim that their inaugural product can solve many problems arising from the rise of mobile or remote working and the resulting need to carry smaller, lighter devices that may not have much visual real estate. The new device can connect to these via its dual USB type C ports to add 15.6 inches more display to presentations or showcases.

However, this premise would have little point if the portable monitor in question was heavy or bulky itself. To this end, AirTab has developed its device of the same name to weigh just 1.1 pounds and measure 0.19 inches (or 5 millimeters (mm)) in depth. Furthermore, it comes in a touch-responsive option, whereas many other products in its category do not.

We reviewed the AirTab not long ago, and found most of its claimed advantages hold true - particularly those related to its form factor, which also incorporates restrained bezels on 3 sides and an aluminium backing. On the other hand, it could have been much brighter, and also requires an AC power-brick that is not found in the box. 

Nevertheless, the portable display has proven so popular on its initial foray onto Kickstarter that it reportedly hit its US$10,000 goal in just 1 hour. It starts at $179 for the base model, or $209 for a Touch SKU, both of which have an FHD resolution (correct at time of writing).

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-06-16 (Update: 2020-06-17)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.