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Luna Display was one up until Apple's "Sidecar" feature good third party solutionto use the iPad as a second Mac display. However, since a proprietary function for image transmission is now available under macOS Catalina and iPadOS 13, the USP of Luna Display has been expanded: now the Mac - especially the iMac and the MacBook with its own display - can also be used as a second display. Coupled with the Mac mini, the devices as well as the iPad can serve as a monitor replacement.
On Website for the offer one can read: Turn any Mac or iPad into a second display. The hardware of the provider is required for this; a small USB-C or mini DisplayPort stick, which regulates the wireless transmission of image information. Both versions cost $ 69,99. For example, a Mac mini can be connected to an iPad and used when traveling - thanks to the power supply, for example on the train.
For example, if you still have an older iMac standing around, but primarily use a newer MacBook model, then the "old one" does not have to perish in the basement or in the attic. Some iMac models can Use it as a monitor with the Apple solution. If your replacement model is not suitable, you can use Luna. According to the provider's website, the Mac-to-Mac solution results in these combinations:
The feature is compatible with operating systems from macOS 10.8. Mouse, trackpad and keyboard are of course supported on both displays, so that seamless work is possible on both. You will find all the details, some sample images and other options that result from the use of the Luna Display, the stick and the software with this link.
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