July 8, 2015

This Nifty Invention Doubles or Triples Your Laptop's Screen Real Estate

Sliden' Joy
If you're a fan of editing on a laptop, but wish there was a portable way to get the screen real estate of one or two additional monitors, the Sliden'Joy is made just for you.

What is Sliden'Joy, you ask? Well, it's an accessory that attaches to your laptop via a set of powerful magnets, connects to the computer through USB, then gives the user one or two full HD monitors, which can be swiveled any number of ways. Here's a quick video that shows how it all works:

The Sliden'Joy is currently funding on Kickstarter, and in the day since the campaign launched, it has raised over 1/3 of its $300,000 goal. Here's their video:

The Sliden'Joy comes in a whole array of different configurations.

  • Choose single or double screens.
  • 13" 15" or 17" models.
  • 9 different color options on the standard version
  • 5 premium options including wood, leather, and aluminum

While the Sliden'Joy will likely be an awesome tool for laptop editors looking to maximize their screen real estate, the swivel functions on the monitors open up a world of possibilities for using the device as a way to share media with collaborators and clients. No more huddling around a small laptop screen to show off an edit.

The early bird price of these devices range from €199 (roughly $220) for the single screen standard version to €299 for the two-screen standard version. If you want one of the premium designs, tack on another €50. To learn more, head over to the Sliden'Joy Kickstarter page    

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Ugh. The hyperbole-ridden clickbait titles from Robert are getting so old. "Nifty"!?

;-)

July 8, 2015 at 11:21AM, Edited July 8, 11:21AM

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David S.
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If you think using colorful adjectives is the same thing as clickbait, then I'm not sure what to tell you. The title says exactly what you get when you click the article, information about a new invention (which, you have to admit, is pretty damn nifty) that adds screen real estate on laptops.

July 8, 2015 at 12:06PM, Edited July 8, 12:31PM

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Rob Hardy
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Just kidding, dude. It is really nifty. It was more of a dig at the folks who complain every time you use a positive adjective in an article title.

July 8, 2015 at 12:51PM, Edited July 8, 12:52PM

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David S.
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Haha sorry about that. It's hard to pick out sarcasm in a comment sometimes. Although, now that I think about it, the winky face was a pretty good indication.

July 8, 2015 at 1:04PM

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Rob Hardy
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This really had me, right up until "powerful magnets" and "your laptop" were included in the same sentence...

July 8, 2015 at 11:25AM, Edited July 8, 11:25AM

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Christian Druitt
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Lol, I was just about to say the same thing. Surely they can attach it with something else other than "Powerful" (hard drive erasing) "magnets..."

July 8, 2015 at 11:30AM

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double post. (I promise I only hit "post" once, honest abe.)

July 8, 2015 at 11:30AM, Edited July 8, 11:30AM

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*archer voice* "Do you want to erase your hard drive and damage your laptop? Because that is how you damage your laptop..."

July 9, 2015 at 4:01AM

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gandulf charpentier
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double post... fix this please, I'm not the only one encountering it

July 9, 2015 at 4:01AM, Edited July 9, 4:02AM

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gandulf charpentier
director of pornography
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Wonderful idea! 2 or 3 months ago I set up a laptop with two external screens for my editing... and now that summer is here, I am missing sometimes to do my hard work by the swimming pool like that sexy chick. So it could really come in handy in many scenarios.
But yes, ooops, those magnets look too big close to the screen/HDD. I guess they might change the end design. Still hard to believe it will work on your "old laptop". Someone correct me, but I presume it needs a good performer dedicated graphic card.

July 8, 2015 at 5:32PM, Edited July 8, 5:32PM

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Jupiter de la Bâtardise
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I use an Asus 17" 1080p USB monitor sometimes with my MacBook Air when I'm editing RED footage (I know, right?) on the road. It's laggy, be aware. I bet this one is, too. So, you need to use your main screen for playback, and the side screen(s) for bins, tools, etc. But it is kinda cool.

July 9, 2015 at 4:06AM

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Patrick Ortman
I tell stories. Sometimes for money. Sometimes, not.

Editing RED footage on a Macbook Air?
Come again? Are you using proxy footage?

July 10, 2015 at 11:46AM

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French tech is invading the world.

July 10, 2015 at 1:42AM, Edited July 10, 1:42AM

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Jules Maussion
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Hilarious!

July 10, 2015 at 7:52PM

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Ugh, they're still glossy.

Glossy screens are the most asinine regression in computing ever.

July 13, 2015 at 2:43AM

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David Gurney
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Sadly, they are the only way to display true black levels.

July 18, 2015 at 7:10PM

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Harry Pray IV
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This is pretty cool, I have yet to edit on a laptop but now that i'm getting a bit more work I will need to start adapting so I can edit on the fly or on the go.

July 15, 2015 at 7:52AM, Edited July 15, 7:52AM

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Luis Garcia
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