Last year we wrote about the Luna Display, a way to turn an iPad into a touchscreen for the MacBook. It got crowdfunded with a lot of success and now it’s taking things further. Originally it was a dongle thingie and it keeps the idea, but takes it further.
Luna Display wants to offer you a wireless second display technology used to turn the iPad into a Mac Mini display. The makers of the device call this “like having a whole new Apple product”. The dongle works with any Mac that runs at least macOS 10.11 El Capitan and you can’t go with a model older than 2012. The product is compatible with any modern iPad that runs at least iOS 9.1.
Even the iPad 2 makes the cut plus the iPad Mini or the iPad Pros. A combo of Mac Mini and iPad of the sort means you can take your hardcore working tasks on the go, even without a bulky package. It’ll be easy to carry in airports, at hotels, on the go, in a troller or suitcase. The iPad even shows the Mac’s UI when using the Luna. It goes back to its own OS once you close the Luna app.
Touch input is also part of the package and there’s also support for a mouse and keyboard. The team over at Luna tested the whole gizmo with the new 12.9 inch iPad Pro and it worked like a charm. There’s also an instructional guide on how to do the setup here. The Luna Display Dongle is priced at $79.99.
Compatibility has been confirmed with the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse and Apple Pencil 2. You need a reliable WiFi for all of this to work.