I would like to reintroduce an Idea which was presented here multiple times ago in different forms, which has now gotten some media coverage again through a new product on Kickstarter.
Introducing the VS the V Screen, a mobile screen, using everything from the V, but the motherboard.
A mobile screen, with battery, touch input (finger and pen!), port expansion (USB C/Thunderbolt passthrough, USB A, Headphone Jack!, a micro SD Card reader), speakers and maybe even cameras (to be able to reuse the complete original case)!
I know the speakers are not that great, but still better than none.
I would simply try to build a new logic board for the V, without a computer on it and use the USB-C Ports as Video Inputs and connect all the peripherals included to the Computer via the USB Protocol.
This would be very cost-effective since the (really great) panel of the V can be reused together with the body and the battery.
The power button could be replaced with one without fingerprint reader and the volume controls could be used to control functions of the screen itself and volume of the internal speakers.
This would target creatives which would want to have a cheap display for their existing PC with pen input and nearly everyone who would like to take a secondary display with them on the go.
With the ability to connect the display via USB-C it could be used with phones too and could even double down as a power-bank for the device used. (Maybe via USB-PD)
Since most parts of the V can be reused for this, the development cost would dramatically decrease, since just display drivers and some Thunderbolt/USB-C dock parts would be needed to build the device.
Maybe it is even possible to get the screen working wirelessly, but that would require major development work.
What do you think about this idea? Would you buy/want a Product like this?
- Yes, where can I send my money?
- Yes, but I only want the Display without Batteries for stationary use.
- Yes, but I do not need touch/pen input.
- Yes, but I would change some other things. (specify below)
- Maybe, depends on the final product.
- No I do not need this kind of product.
I was inspired by the recent LTT Video about the Kickstarter Project TAIHE Gemini
Older Posts about this topic
Some of these Posts suggest using the V itself as a display for a PC, which I am not suggesting, but it would be still relevant for people who would do this with their V.
- Idea for a new accessory : external USB monitor
- Pen Display mode for desktop?
- Eve V as a second monitor with thunderbolt? (Artist perspective)
- A video-in port
- Zero Client Wireless Displays
Sorry if I forgot someone’s post, just ping me and I will add it to the list