Windows support is coming to Luna Display. This tiny accessory can already turn an iPad into a Mac’s second screen, and a new version with the ability to do the same for PCs is in development.
The upcoming version will work the same way the Mac one does. Plug the dongle into the computer, run an application on the tablet and the laptop/desktop, and the iPad becomes a second screen. The tablet’s touchscreen and any clip-on keyboard are usable.
To learn more, read Cult of Mac’s Luna Display for Mac review.
Luna Display for Windows in development
“Windows support has been our top product feature request since we originally launched Luna Display for Mac in 2017,” said Astropad, Luna Display’s developer. “After years of being a Mac-focused company, we are thrilled to finally bring our products cross-platform.”
But the current hardware for Mac won’t work with PCs. Luna Display for Windows will use HDMI — the Mac versions are USB-C and Mini DisplayPort.
Astropad promises compatibility with any Windows app. And full touchscreen support, plus full keyboard support too.
No wires are necessary. The Windows PC and the iPad will need to be on the same Wi-Fi network. Luna Display will connect the two, with latency at 16ms.
Now on Kickstarter
Astropad is funding the production of Luna Display for Windows on Kickstarter. The product will cost $80, but discounts are available for pre-orders. The best deal is $49 for Super Early Bird, and when those slots are all taken the price goes up to $59.
While many people are wary of Kickstarter campaigns, Astropad has been funding this way for years. It’s not some fly-by-night company.
Update: This project was fully funded in only a few minutes.