Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Samsung USB-Powered Monitor: It’S Not Exactly Portable Though

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

About a year ago Samsung revealed the LD220, a monitor that connects to computers via USB. I’m not sure if this is the same monitor, or if it’s an offshoot, but this is amazing nonetheless – a few days ago the Korean electronics giant showed off an 18.5-inch LCD monitor that not only connects via USB, it’s powered only by USB.

samsung usb powered monitor 1

Samsung says that this was made possible “by improving the transmittance of the panel and the luminance efficiency of the backlight”, taking the monitor’s power consumption to as low as 6.3-watts. I didn’t understand what I just wrote but it sounds awesome.

This isn’t just some conceptual product either – Samsung plans on releasing similar products by next year. If you look closely at the lower right of the image, you’ll see that the monitor currently takes up two USB ports. One other drawback of this monitor is that it’s “only” good for 30,000 hours, compared to 50,000 hours for conventional displays. If you ask me, both are just minor setbacks compared to the immense convenience that this provides. Samsung – putting the “Universal” in Universal Serial Bus. What an awkward slogan that is.

[via Tech-On! via Engadget]



“Impossible” Planets

“Impossible” Planets

Making a Miniature Aquarium

Making a Miniature Aquarium

Making Akita Dog Candies

Making Akita Dog Candies

Advertisement
McLaren Elva Is an 804 hp Open-top Monster

McLaren Elva Is an 804 hp Open-top Monster

Exquisite Waltz Blue 1948 Tucker 48 Going up for Sale

Exquisite Waltz Blue 1948 Tucker 48 Going up for Sale

How the Future Might Change Motorsports

How the Future Might Change Motorsports

Advertisement