Mimo Ships 7" USB iMo Pivot Touchscreen Monitor For $200

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Mimo has made a name for itself this year by producing a rather wide variety of secondary monitors, which are portable screens that are powered by USB and provide a nice home for your widgets, IM windows, etc. Today, the outfit has revealed the iMo Pivot touch-screen monitor, a 7" secondary monitor which features full 360-degree maneuverability.

The newest mini-monitor is the first touch-screen to fall under the $200 mark (it's $129.99, if you were wondering), and it has a fully pivoting ball-and-joint 7" LCD screen onboard. It's also fully detachable from its stand and can operate in stand-alone mode. As for specs, it packs an 800x480 resolution, 350 cd/m2 brightness and 400:1 contrast, and of course, it gets powered by a single USB 2.0 socket. It's available to order now for $129.99, and it'll work Windows and Mac systems.

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ClemSnide replied on Wed, Nov 25 2009 10:33 PM

This looks good for one particular purpose: Controls. While I do have a fan controller (or will, once I put Blue Wilhelm together), I first looked at ones that didn't fit into a 5.25" drive bay but rather sat on the desk next to the monitor. Alas, all of them were pricey, although some had interesting features, like an RSS news-tape-like display.

This seems like it could do more, holding all those Desktop Gadgets and perhaps applications you want to keep open all the time (and which don't have large windows). My only concern is whether there's some odd system focus thing that goes on, so that you lose your arrow pointer when fiddling with a touch-screen control; I'll look into it.

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Xylem replied on Thu, Nov 26 2009 3:52 AM

This can also be hacked around the bezel areas and made into a CarPC's Head unit running off a Atom powered PC. I was only waiting for these babies to arrive in a big way - as in more general availability at lower cost!! $129 is a gr8 deal.

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