Does anybody here have one of these MIMO "USB Monitors"?

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  1. mattcube64 macrumors 65816

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    http://www.mimomonitors.com/

    They seem pretty cool. I think I'd really like one as a toy to screw around with, but I can't think of much I could use it for, either in Windows or OSX.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    I think it's 7"

    I can get digital photo frames bigger than that

    or a netbook.

    I guess it may have its uses for coding.
     
  3. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    Does seem quite cool, cant think of much use either, MSN Window or something, but then your not using the Touch Interface...

    If you could get a long thin one, and place just the dock on it.....

    Edit : Oh! Photoshop Layer, Colour and Zoom bar, which could let you use the whole main screen for the Image you are working on.

    Finder window, so you dont need to keep switching window.
     
  4. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    That is pretty cool. It would be nice for sticking the pallets and the like from adobe design stuff there. And it's so cute! :rolleyes:
     
  5. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    Thats pretty cool... I have a 7" VGA monitor in my car for my carPC. But this seems like a more versatile option, wish it was around when I was building my set up... and its pretty cheap too!
     
  6. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    Might get one of the bog standard VM-710's unless i see a really good deal on a VM-740 (Less than £100) if i have the money, be good for MSN, Photoshop, nice thing to have.
     
  7. waffle911 macrumors regular

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    No-one mentioned autoCAD. Same practicality as Photoshop. Or any other application with toolbars that get in the way. It can free up space in general and also serve as a quicker way to switch tools (the touchscreen version, anyway). PC enthusiasts especially have use for something like this at such a good price: endless game utilities and system monitoring utilities, and really, anything creative they could cook up that they don't need a full-size second monitor for.
    VPrime, I'm not sure the monitor is actually high enough quality to use in a car—seems like it would be too dim and prone to glare (its a gloss screen).

    P.S. Servers. Just sayin'.
     
  8. liquidtrend macrumors 6502

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    hmmm...do they have digital photo frames that can act as an external monitor?
     
  9. DavieBoy macrumors 6502

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    It has a million uses.

    First off, put one next to your bed. That's what Tony Stark would do...

    Second, Mount one in your car. That's what Bruce Wayne would do...

    Third, Put it next to your monitor and use it just for iChat. Ummm... I guess that's what Billy Batson would do? I don't know what superhero uses iChat alot... Peter Parker?

    I'll think of cool things for Lamont Cranston later...
     
  10. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, but ROTFL :D
     

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