This will only be a brief review of Astropad's Luna Display as this adapter is currently on sale with a 25% discount. Unfortunately only until July 13.07.2022th, XNUMX inclusive. Therefore, a bit of haste is required. If you already know that you can use the Luna Display, you should follow this link here.
For the others, I still recommend the link, because the Astropad page explains what the Luna display can be used for. If you don't feel like leaving Sir Apfelot, I'll explain briefly how the small plug is used in the Apfelot house.
New MacBook Pro on old 5K iMac - with Luna Display
The Luna Display will definitely get a longer post in my blog at some point, but today it has to go fast. So here is the use case for the Luna display in a nutshell.
My wife has an old 5K iMac and wanted to use it as an external display for her M1 MacBook Pro. Apple has the Target Display Mode for the old iMacs, which allows connection via a mini-Displayport cable, but unfortunately this no longer works with the new macOS versions. There is more information about this in the article "Use iMac as an external monitor". But the iMac has such a good Retina display and great color reproduction that my wife didn't want to use any other monitor.
So there was only one solution: the connection using the Luna Display, because this system also allows new Macs to be connected to old iMacs. Or from Mac and iPad or other variants. The Luna Display Adapter is plugged into the Mac that sends the video signal. Both devices must be in the same WLAN and you install the Luna Display App.
In my opinion, the solution is the best way to connect old iMacs to other Macs or PCs, because USB-C Macs even support the 5K resolution of the 5K iMac and it simply works very reliably. My only criticism: If you are in the Browser scrolls or larger areas are updated on the external display, the display becomes pixelated for a fraction of a second. But you can get over that if you can use the beautiful iMac display for it - especially if the iMac would otherwise have to go to electronic waste.
And if you are now interested in the Luna Display, then take advantage of the 25% discount that is currently available. To the deal please Right this way.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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