Pixel Qi intros 10-inch companion display, plugs via USB

Jos

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Earlier this year Pixel Qi began selling a do-it-yourself kit that allowed users to swap out their netbook's existing LCD screen with one from the startup. Initial sales went relatively well for a product aimed primarily at adventurous modders and tested to work with just a few specific netbook models, but the company is hoping to reach new audiences with its latest range of sunlight-readable displays. Partnering up with German firm Display Solution AG, Pixel Qi will start selling its panels as standalone units that can hook up to your computer or smartphone either wired or wirelessly.

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Flannelwarrior

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Wow! Even if this launch isn't good, there are sure to be many imitations and one of them should be good. This is a very cool idea - I see this kind of thing as a good addition to a little iHome type station...roll over, swipe your phone on, and its display shows on a 10" screen by your bed. Put on a song, browse the news and weather, send an email, check facebook. Then detatch your phone when you're ready to get up.
 
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Measly 15W from USB ? Did I read that right ? That's 3 amps. USB is 500mA. You must mean 1.5W right ?
 

Jos

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@Guest, yep, that was a typo. Thanks for the heads up.