USB-C 4K portable monitor

There are a handful of USB-C portable monitors on the market, but a lot of them have mediocre reviews and include questionable trade-offs. A new Kickstarter campaign is looking to offer two compelling 15-inch USB-C portable monitors, a 4K model, and a 1080p touchscreen model which have hit over 700% funding in the first two hours.

Taihe has launched its Kickstarter campaign with immediate success for its new Gemini portable monitors. The new devices allegedly include a range of solid features, and offer users a choice of a 4K USB-C version or a USB-C 1080p touchscreen model. Both feature a built-in battery offering 5 hours of use. The monitors also have a wide range of I/O and reasonable prices, assuming they successfully launch.

Gemini 4K Highlights:

  • 15.6-inch a-Si TFT LCD IPS panel with HDR support
  • 4K 3840 x 1920 resolution
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • 1 x USB-C port
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • Built-in battery for 5 hours of cordless use
  • Supports landscape and portrait mode
  • 300 nits brightness
  • Dual-speakers
  • Weight: 2 pounds
  • Thickness: 10mm
  • Built-in kickstand
  • Kickstarter price: $269

USB-C 4K portable monitor

Gemini 1080p Touchscreen Highlights:

  • 15.6-inch a-Si TFT LCD IPS panel
  • HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 10-point capacitive touchscreen
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • 300 nits brightness
  • 1 x USB-C Port
  • 1 x Mini HDMI port
  • 2 x Micro USB ports
  • Built-in battery for 5 hours of cordless use
  • Dual speakers
  • Weight: 2 pounds
  • Thickness: 8mm
  • Built-in kickstand
  • Kickstarter price: $159

Check out more details about these new USB-C monitors on the Kickstarter page. The company is shooting for May deliveries for Kickstarter backers. Keep in mind there are inherent risks with crowdfunding projects and there are no guarantees for products shipping.

However, that said, people are certainly excited about the new Gemini monitors with the company raising over $70,000 on a $10,000 goal in just two hours at the time of writing.

As for options that are already available from known brands, Asus looks to have the highest rated USB-C monitor with its ZenScreen on Amazon with 3.7/5 stars. It has a 1080p 15.6-inch screen and sells for $229. The version with a built-in battery goes for $300.

How about you? Do you think the new Gemini portable monitors look like compelling solutions for your Mac and iPad workflows?

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