Stop! This isn’t a sponsored article! This is something I’ve been thinking about and wanted to share! The C-Force Portable Display might be the PERFECT SmartHome Screen for your futuristic house!
When you look at your Smartphone, you’ll notice the screen is extremely thin, but there’s not really been a monitor to date which of the same thinness and size. Until now.
The way it works is that you have the Portable Display, a processing block (Can easily tuck behind your wall) and then the display media which utilises USB-C (Nintendo Switch, Mac, PC, Samsun Dex, Huawei PCMode etc). Boom! Job done!
The C-Force Portable Display comes in 3k (Weird) and 4K (Which is actually surprisingly good!). I can’t tell you about the technology behind it, I can’t tell you why this was never done before. But I can tell you that if you’re into DIY. This could be a damn good futuristic Smart Mirror / Magic Mirror which utilises a camera… We’ll see 😉
Regardless, it could work really well simply as a hub controller utilising Android / a Raspberry Pi controller.
It boasts being the thinnest 4K Monitor on the market as of the moment. It works as a monitor you can mirror the display on or simply extend it like another monitor (I may need another one for my current desk).
The hub itself has a USB port, so if you did use your phones PC Operating System, you could literally have a functional coffeeshop setup.
On a small side-note, would you believe all of this can run for a decent amount of time on a 24800mAh Power Bank? Sure, having a laptop may be easier. But if you’re looking to have everything controlled by your phone so it’s easily transferrable, backed up to the cloud and managed wherever. It works as a great backup!
This is purely speculation, but given the Raspberry Pi 4 has a USB-C output, you could utilise a webcam and produce this on your own MagicMirror to avoid buying glass.
If you’re a tinkerer, it could be easier to just make your own software which has you on the screen and with gestures it simply turns the camera off to a black screen. We’ll see how the future goes with this, as Google’s AIY would be pretty cool with this!
So, this is one of those points where I would normally tell you to grab it or dump it. But I really can’t decide! It’s so thin and for the practicality of what it can do, I love it.
However, it’s pricey and it requires an IO to control it. Not to mention there are other Portable Monitors out there which have everything built-in, just not as thin as the C-Force Portable Display.