Luna Display 5.0 Turns an iPad Into a Second Screen for a Windows PC

Astropad today announced the launch of new software for the Luna Display, with the 5.0 update introducing support for Windows PCs.

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The Luna Display is a little dongle that's designed to allow an iPad or a Mac to be used as a secondary display for a main Mac machine. It's similar to Sidecar, but works with both Macs and iPads.

Luna Display users who own a USB-C version of the dongle can upgrade to the new software to use the device interchangeably between Macs and PCs. That means Mac users who have a Luna Display can also now use it with PCs, connecting a secondary ‌iPad‌ to a PC to serve as an extra display.

The Luna Display apps have been rearchitected to support both PCs and Macs, and the update also introduces a faster setup flow for M1 Macs. The Luna Display can be purchased from the Astropad website.

Top Rated Comments

dmylrea Avatar
15 months ago
$130? Ouch. I can buy a real 2nd display for that price.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
patsfan83 Avatar
15 months ago
Works great with my M1 mini to my 27” iMac (not retina) over thunderbolt bridge. Lag is pretty much non-existent and completely adequate for a main monitor.

Ethernet and WiFi are ok for second screen static work- emails, spreadsheets etc. but noticeable lag and compression.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Macalway Avatar
15 months ago
Ok I set it up. I'm typing this using a AMK and a M1 Ipad Pro 12.9", and Edge as a browser :D Windows 11 and a Galaxy Book Pro 15.6", which has the Intel gen11 and thunderbolt.

It works perfectly. Very easy also. I'm not sure if it's using wifi or USB at this point, but I have a USB cable connection. But it's a USB-A to USB-C hub, as there's only two ports on the Galaxy and that dongle takes up one, so if you want power.....

I'll try some other things. I have a Thunderbolt Hub that will work. Not on me though.

I like it. It just may be my new thing. No lag at all. Freaky. Having touch is awesome. Scrolling with the AMK trackpad doesn't seem to work. Maybe there's a settting. I've been using Superdisplay and a Galaxy Tab which works like this, that is perfectly, but this iPad blows the Tab away pretty much. Also, the AMK keyboard is nice. Will update this post after a while.

Correction, there's a USB-A port on the right side I never noticed. I'll try that, but I don't like those USB A to C cables. I think they have some issues with compatibility, at least with Displayport
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pearvsapple Avatar
15 months ago
Finally. The iPad “Pro” can actually become one by not using iOS looool
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
15 months ago

$130? Ouch. I can buy a real 2nd display for that price.
Not with touch input.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bradman83 Avatar
15 months ago

$130? Ouch. I can buy a real 2nd display for that price.
The selling feature here is Apple Pencil support. You can buy a cheap external display with a lousy color gamut for $130, but you can’t buy a Wacom Cintiq for that price.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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