Hi I’m new here. I’m a huge 2-in-1 PC enthusiast and have been lurking on these forums trying to absorb what I could understand. There are tons of smart folks here, it’s really quite impressive.
One of my passions is enabling folks to use their PC’s ergonomically especially when switching between mobile and desktop environments. One thing that always bothered me was having a laptop on the desk down low and a big monitor up high. I observed many folks straining their necks awkwardly going back and forth between the screens or squandering a beautiful laptop screen by shutting the lid or ignoring it completely.
What do folks think of a solution like this?
This is one of the workstations I built for a charity auction for an older gentleman who was sick of straining his neck. Now he can just drop in his tablet computer with keyboard folded behind (Surface Pro 3/Pro 4) and it seamlessly connects to his monitor and all peripherals in one simple step. And undocking is just as easy - just lift the tablet and go. No fumbling with cables.
Here is a demo video of an older design I did for a hackathon: https://youtube.com/watch?t=102&v=cXU4iK5-SNU
My design is open-source and checked into GitHub
I was thinking of designing the same for the Eve USB-type-C connection to give folks more flexibility in how they dock. Basically, a high-quality USB-type-C cable would be captured inside the housing I design to enable connectivity to any number of 3rd-party docks with or without eGPU. And the whole housing would have an industry-standard 100x100mm or 75x75mm VESA bolt pattern to mount on standard ergo monitor arms.
Would folks be interested in something like this? All I’m missing to get started on this is CAD drawings of the Eve V chassis and an EVE V test specimen.