Luna Display: Now a second Mac can also be used as a display

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.

With the new Mac-to-Mac function from Luna Display, you can use the stick and the software of the provider to pair a MacBook and an iMac. Image: lunadisplay.com

With the new Mac-to-Mac function from Luna Display, you can use the stick and the software of the provider to pair a MacBook and an iMac. Image: lunadisplay.com

Luna Display: "Every Mac and iPad as a second display"

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. 

The combination of MacBook and iPad is of course much more suitable for on the go. If it's newer devices, they are compatible with sidecar. If not, you can use Luna Display. You can even use a second MacBook as an additional monitor for the Apple laptop when you're on the move. The Mac-to-Mac transfer made possible with Luna Display 4.0 is particularly interesting for iMac use.

Use iMac as a second display with Luna

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:

  • iMac + MacBook Pro
  • MacBook + MacBook
  • Mac mini + MacBook
Image: lunadisplay.com

Image: lunadisplay.com

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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