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MIMO brings USB-powered 7-inch LCDs to US

updated 01:05 pm EST, Wed February 4, 2009

MIMO 7-inch USB monitors

MIMO has recently introduced two 7-inch auxiliary monitors, the UM-710 and the touchscreen UM-740 that plug in to PCs and Macs via a single USB 2.0 port for both video signal and power connection. Either screen sports an 800x480 resolution and can display whatever users drag onto them from their primary desktop display. The monitors can be rotated to a portrait view in addition to the default horizontal orientation.

The MIMO auxiliary monitors support Windows XP and Vista along with Mac OS X. Both also share the same 350cd/m2 brightness rating and 400:1 contrast ratio. Where the two monitors differ is with the UM-740's touchscreen capability and its built-in webcam, microphone and audio pass-through connections, allowing it its use for Internet video chats.

The frames are available for purchase now via MIMO's website, though are currently sold out until later in February. The UM-710 is priced at nearly $130, with the UM-740 coming in at about $200.



by MacNN Staff



  1. chefpastry

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Mac users must pay extra

    Mac users who want touchscreen functionality must pay an additional $30 for drivers.

  1. timbck2

    Joined: Dec 1969


    reminded of scsi monitors

    Anyone remember those? Back in the early Powerbook days my boss had a portrait SCSI monitor (grayscale) attached to his PB (think it was a PB 500).

    These look useful for POS applications.

  1. olePigeon

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Free drivers:

    TouchKit drivers might work with it, and they're free. Worth a shot.

  1. martinX

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Love it

    Perfect. Now I can replace my dead Mac Mini and buy a small touchscreen. THIS is the audio control system I wanted. An extra $30 for a driver is nothing. Now if only FrontRow was touch controllable...

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Mac users must pay

    I think you must pay because they don't make the drivers, they basically licensed third-party ones. I would gather that either Windows has built-in support, or they got touchscreen drivers for free for that.

    (Or they just were too cheap to hire a Mac programmer to roll their own, which they would probably charge you for anyway to cover their costs in making them).

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