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Luna Display: It’s glorious!

Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:06 pm

Using an iPad Pro as a display has been something I’ve been doing since the release of the original iPad Pro. I had settled on Duet Display as the performance was excellent, in large part due to it’s direct USB to Lightning connection. Having said that, I've always wanted the freedom of a wireless solution.

In August of 2017 I backed a project on Kickstarter, Luna Display. Luna Display stated that it was "The only hardware solution that turns any iPad into a true, wireless second display". That was music to my ears! I immediately became a backer.

My Luna Display finally arrived this past week. I was not disappointed. Luna Display is absolutely glorious!

Luna Display brings the freedom of wireless while preserving the excellent performance of Duet Display. Available for Mini DisplayPort or USB-C, Luna Display leverages its proprietary LIQUID Technology to provide lag free performance at 60 FPS by tapping directly into the performance of a Macs GPU. All via Wi-Fi. If Wi-Fi is not available one can use a USB to Lightning cable. I tested a local to my MacBook Pro Wi-Fi network connection and it worked (although at this point, if you wanted to be connected to the Internet, you'd need to be connected via ethernet).

Luna Display supports both touch and Apple Pencil.

Here is my current setup:

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Re: Luna Display: It’s glorious!

Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:34 pm

I'm glad you like it, but regurgitating marketing schtick is beneath you. One cannot have "lag free" and "wireless"
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Re: Luna Display: It’s glorious!

Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:52 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:
I'm glad you like it, but regurgitating marketing schtick is beneath you. One cannot have "lag free" and "wireless"

Fair enough.

It is really very responsive when scrolling or moving a window about or making a hidden/magnified Dock appear. Very impressive. I highly recommend it.
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Re: Luna Display: It’s glorious!

Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:50 pm

End User wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
I'm glad you like it, but regurgitating marketing schtick is beneath you. One cannot have "lag free" and "wireless"

It is really very responsive when scrolling or moving a window about or making a hidden/magnified Dock appear. Very impressive. I highly recommend it.

How is it compared to duet display? I used to toy with it back when my iPad Mini 1st gen was still updated (now I just use it as a picture display thingy), and it was pretty snappy back then! (although wired)
Also, how does it handle disconnects? I'm a consultant and more often than not I had to walk away from my desktop with my laptop for meetings, and leave my ipad at my desk, which brought weird device issues on Windows, and was my #1 blue screen crash problem back then...
 
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Re: Luna Display: It’s glorious!

Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:56 pm

qmacpoint wrote:
How is it compared to duet display? I used to toy with it back when my iPad Mini 1st gen was still updated (now I just use it as a picture display thingy), and it was pretty snappy back then! (although wired)
Also, how does it handle disconnects? I'm a consultant and more often than not I had to walk away from my desktop with my laptop for meetings, and leave my ipad at my desk, which brought weird device issues on Windows, and was my #1 blue screen crash problem back then...

I'll try and do a comparison test this weekend.
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Re: Luna Display: It’s glorious!

Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:57 pm

2018 Mac mini with a touch display via Luna Display and an 2018 iPad Pro:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqLR20jh9Qk
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