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.
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.
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Ethernet and WiFi are ok for second screen static work- emails, spreadsheets etc. but noticeable lag and compression.
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