The Portable Folding Display Taking Kickstarter By Storm
There are lots of interesting projects that crop up on Kickstarter, some successful, others a complete flop. With 38 days to go, The Spontaneous Pop-Up Display (SPUD) has gained lots of traction, surpassing its crowdfunding goal of $33,000 to over $350,000. But what makes this innovation so popular?
The SPUD is a 24-inch collapsing projector display that can be used pretty much anywhere with pretty much any device. It’s a high resolution display with speakers that, when folded away, is about the size of a book. Imagine extending your 15 inch laptop screen for editing on the go, for presentations with clients or at trade shows with this little device without the need for an actual physical screen.
How Does It Work?
The display is essentially a small projector with a short throw distance. This means that, thanks to its custom-designed optics, the sharp and bright image can be projected and clearly focused onto a screen only a few inches away. This expands laptop displays up for 4 times, and 23 times larger than a smartphone screen.
Here are the full specifications –
- Native resolution of 1280 x 720 (not FullHD).
- 24 inch diagonal screen size (21 inch width).
- 16:9 aspect ratio.
- Brightness rating from 350 nits in soft lighting to 785 nits in bright light.
- Battery life of up to 10 hours @ 350 nits and 4 hours @ 785 nits.
- Weighs under 2lb (0.9kg)
- Collapses down to 5.64 inch width, 2.17 inch height, 7.52 inch length (17cm width, 5.5cm height, 19cm length).
- HDMI or wireless adapter connection.
- 120Hz refresh rate (good for gaming and video).
- Built-in stereo speakers
- Powered via internal battery or 12 V DC.