SPUD: 24-inch foldable display, which operate on the principle of an umbrella [video]
Arovia the company has developed a portable monitor that folds and unfolds according to the principle of the umbrella. A device called SPUD (Spontaneous Pop-up Display) in working condition provides users with a screen diagonal of 24 inches with an aspect ratio of 16:9.
When folded SPUD-like in appearance and in size (17 x 5.5 x 19 cm) regular book. Unfolded, the device turns into a 24-inch monitor with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hertz.
Monitor allows you to broadcast clear and vivid image and use the SPUD even outside during the day. The connection to the source of the signal is possible via the HDMI connector. Also has a USB port to connect the wireless adapter. The brightness is adjustable in the range 350-785 bat.
Built-in battery allows the monitor to work three to six hours (depending on screen brightness). The mass of the device does not exceed 900 g.
To Finance serial production SPUD launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The developers planned to collect $33 000, they managed it in half an hour. Breaking the mark of $100,000, the developers promised to add in SPUD built-in stereo speakers. At the moment, has already collected almost $290 000, and there is still 41 days.
The first customers booked foldable monitor for $349, now you can order new for $374. In June 2017, when SPUD goes on sale, the price will be set at $500.