I’ve been an SDLC executive for a number of years. While dual or multiple monitor setups can benefit many people, I’ve seen more productivity gains for IT related workers than any other type of worker, and I’ve worked in a number of different industries, including insurance, finance, medical devices and healthcare, as well as retail software development.
In 2018, I backed the Vinpok Split on Indigogo. The Split is a 15″ USB-C based touchscreen that can be connected to tablets, smartphones or computers with a USB-C connection. It is an impressive display that can bring touch screen based technology to macOS as well as Windows and Linux. Its a GREAT display. However, at $349 USD, it’s a bit on the expensive side for what it is, even though it has a touch screen; and then it’s only a single screen.
The Xebec Tri-Screen is multi-screen product that again, works on laptops with just about any video out connection. While the screens it adds to your laptop aren’t touch screens, and they aren’t close to 15 inches in size, the Xebec does offer more than one screen that can be used with your mobile computing setup; and it does it in a way that’s easy to carry.
Both screens slide in and out of a central housing that attaches to the back of your laptop’s screen. Both screens attach to your laptop via either a USB-C port or directly to your computer’s video out port. If you have USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 ports, you’re in good shape. Connect a cable for each display to a dedicated USB-C or TB3 port and you’re in business. Unfortunately, what I don’t see on Xebec’s website is what to do with an unsupported video out (anything else other than HDMI or UBS-C/ TB3); or what to do with other less than desirable connectivity options.
Come back next time. I’ll have more on setting up the Xebec and on practical use and storage with the second part of this unboxing. Stay tuned!