Do you need a travel-ready second monitor?

The answer to that question – for most of us – is probably a resounding “no”. That doesn’t mean that I don’t find myself – against all odds – more than a little curious about what the MageDok brings to the table.

Well, ok, it’s pretty simple – the MageDok brings another display to your table, in one of three sizes (13.3″, 15.6″, or 17.3″), with one very special differentiator. You see, the refresh rate on these monitors is 144Hz, rather than the more common 60Hz. This should mean very, very smooth playback in video games, as well as – I suppose – some benefits to those who are editing and creating media.

For me, I find myself wishing that the MageDok existed back when I spent a lot more time on the road for work. Most of that was driving-based, and having a second monitor handy when I was at facilities would have been nice. And then, of course, having that display to rely on in the hotel room would just be an added bonus. Then again, I’m thinking just in terms of hooking a laptop in, but there are a variety of sources you could input to the display.

I’m not going to pretend I’m an expert on monitors (IE, these days I just use what’s built into my laptop and what my office supplies at my desk). There’s no denying that appeal, however, of an easily portable second display for any variety of uses (say, impromptu workstations at home even). The MageDok is currently up for funding on Indiegogo, with pricing starting at $169 for the 13.3″ version. As to whether or not these will be produced, that’s something looking a bit iffy. Sure, the funding goal is marked as being “flexible” but they’re only at 33% of their goal. This one may just be too good to be true. campaign page

Tech Specs from MageDok

  • 144Hz high refresh rate
  • 5ms low response time
  • 3 sizes
    • 13.3″ monitor for portability
    • 15.6″ monitor for gaming
    • 17.3″ monitor for graphic design
  • Special RGB pulsing light show
  • Support PD quick charge & reverse charge.
  • Work with Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Raspberry Pi and more

Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

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