Attach your iPad to your laptop screen with SideCar

By , Oct 9, 2013

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Whether you’re a professional graphics designer, or a self-proclaimed YouTube expert, running dual displays can make doing your thing on the computer much easier. It allows you to see more content at once, and multitask more efficiently.

Now with this in mind, what if I told you there was a product that would allow you to run this kind of setup while on the go, using nothing but your existing iPad and laptop? Well it just so happens that there is, and it’s called the SideCar…

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The SideCar is a small—I’m not sure what you call it—device(?) made out of silicon that attaches your iPad to your laptop screen, giving you ‘dual displays.’ You can either pair them together with [separate] software, or use them independently.

Utilizing a patent-pending curved design, the developers say that they envisioned the SideCar working with all tablets and laptops, but thus far it only works with a handful of devices. It looks like most MacBook and iPad models are covered.

You’ve probably figured out by now that this is a Kickstarter project, meaning it’s only available for pre-order right now, and it will only ship if it hits its funding goal of $21,000. If you’re interested, a pledge of $16 or more gets you on the list.

On the whole, I think the SideCar is a cool product. I mean it’s this simple little piece of silicon that can instantly give your mobile workstation a significant boost. It’s a bit too bulky for my taste, but getting it in black may help slim it down.

What do you think of the SideCar?

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  • Burge

    Haha ..NO..

  • Cameron Chao

    That looks as good as using masking tap.

    • John714

      ROFL

  • SimonReidy

    Sometimes I look at iPad accessories and worry about the future of humanity.

  • on3simpleclick

    Now I can make myself a 360 degree display with iPads!

  • Antzboogie

    I like it!

  • Jay Kay

    good idea but very very very bad execution, the force he is giving can accidentally damage the screen of laptop and the iPad isn’t sturdy at all.

  • Sex in the city

    NO!! No need !!

  • Dan

    That can’t be good for the laptop

  • Jonathan

    Thanks, already have 3 monitors set up.

    • John714

      ur gay

  • Jordan Carter

    What is a good app for iPad/MacBook to get this extended display / dual monitor feature?

    • Jonathan

      Wondering the same.

  • The Afroman

    This is pretty cool, Great way to have my iPad up when i’m working out of the house. Backed.