Portable LED Monitor by AOC
$99.99 at Amazon.com
I recently bought a compact laptop with a 14-inch screen. Itís just the thing for most applications, but sometimes one feels the need for a bit more space AOC has an appealing solution--a 16-inch auxiliary LCD monitor thatís light, bright and easy to use.
This two-pound monitor is sleek enough to fit in the same back as your laptop. And it doesnít need a separate power cable or a standard VGA or DVI video connection.. You just plug it into any standard USB port on a Windows or Macintosh computer, install the enclosed driver software, and youíre ready to go. It acts as an extension of your main screen, so you can spread those extra on-screen documents or browser windows over a larger area. You can rotate it as well. Just set it on end, and youíve got a tall viewing area, well suited to reading longer documents.
The image quality isnít first rate and its glossy surface delivers some manageable but annoying glare. Still, $100 is a pretty good price for so much extra real estate.