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Review: Luna Display by Astropad

Use your iPad as second Monitor - Luna Display Review and Basics

Luna Display Review - Fantastic tool with one exception!

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  • Asus Zenbook Duo 2024
    App: Dongle: First turns iPad into Wacom, second is a second screen with features Sidecar doesn't offer, such as reversing for use with teleprompter. - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • New Linux Tablet from Star Labs
    Luna Display [1] works with iPads running at minimum iOS 12.1. Which means iPad mini 2, iPad Air, iPad Pro 1, iPad 5 and greater. [1] - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • Use iMac as monitor
    You could use Luna Display, I’ve used it and it was pretty good. I think it’s a great substitute when your iMac doesn’t support the required MacOS for extending the screen natively. Source: 11 months ago
  • Is it possible to use my late 2013 27” iMac as a display for a Mac Studio
    Luna Display. I use it with a late 2014 iMac 27”. Buy the toggle, install software for both machines, no subscription. Works really well. Source: 11 months ago
  • Can Put Windows OS VM on iMac to use asa Secondary Screen for Work PC Laptop
    - Hardware add on: Luna the usb c is 119$ (if you have the minidsplay port, its 59$ but this means you can only plug this into macs). Source: 11 months ago
  • Old MBP to MBA. Do I sell iMac?
    Check out LunaDisplay, you plug in a usb dongle on both devices and install their software and they transmit data over a direct connection so there’s very little latency. Source: 12 months ago
  • Compatibility using an old iMac as an additional monitor?
    I've used via the USB-C dongle to use a 5k iMac as a monitor. I'm mixed. Source: 12 months ago
  • 2019 iMac Retina 5K 27inch - can I use this as a monitor for my Dell laptop?
    The last iMac model that natively supported use as a display with other Macs was the one released in 2014. You would need to purchase luna display or something similar to accomplish this. Source: about 1 year ago
  • How do I mirror a bew MBP to iMac?
    That’s great you got it working on the 2017 despite it running Ventura, however Apple’s documentation states the Mac you want to use an iMac as a display with has to be from 2019 or earlier and have 10.15 or earlier installed. Apple retired the functionality, and the only other way I am aware of to turn any Mac into a display for another is using luna display. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Can I use my ipad pro as second monitor to my pc?
    I did just run across The Luna dongle by Astropad. It's pricey at $120 and I don't know how good it is, but you might want to research it a bit if you're truly determined. I did try Astropad a few years ago to turn my iPad into a tablet with my PC and I hated it. The UI was just too small with the aspect ratio for iPad. Maybe Astropad is better now, but I'm not sure I want to spend the money on it to find out. But... Source: about 1 year ago
  • 2017 21.5" Imac Graphics Card Failure (use as monitor?)
    It doesn't support target display mode so your next option is but I suspect it requires the iMac to boot. Source: about 1 year ago
  • My 2009 27” iMac I use for word processing and web browsing!
    If you wanted to use your 2017” iMac as a 2nd display to extend your existing display, it can be done using the Luna display dongle. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Mac mini and iPad
    I found myself in the same boat. Just so you know it is not possible to run sidecar without a primary display. In order to run the iPad as a primary display, you need something like the Luna Display in headless mode. I tried this, and the experience was terrible. Without a USB-C wire connecting my iPad to my Mac, the frame rate and pixelation of using just wi-fi as the connection made it unusable. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Can one use an old imac display with the mac mini?
    Not natively, but there is Luna Display. If you don't mind completely taking it apart and replacing the logic board with a custom display board you can follow in Luke Miani's footsteps. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Monterey on an iMac late 2015 - and upgrades
    The hardware is not compatible with macOS Ventura without using OpenCore Legacy Patcher. Additionally, although your iMac doesn’t support target display mode, Luna Display is one option for getting around that limitation. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Today picked up a $20 2011 iMac 27” with working gpu too!
    You can now buy a third-party device for newer Macs to use the iMac screen - such as LUNA DISPLAY Source: about 1 year ago
  • Advice regarding setting up MacBook Pro M2
    I have an old iMac 27-inch (mid-2015), which I want to convert into a second monitor using a Luna Display. I also replaced my old monitor with a Gigabyte M32U. Source: about 1 year ago
  • MacBook Connect to iMac
    You can check out Luna Display: Source: about 1 year ago
  • Are there any bootleg ways of using a 2015 4K iMac as a second monitor?
    Try Luna Display. I use it with a late 2012 iMac and it works well. Https:// Source: about 1 year ago
  • Is it possible to use an iPad as a PC's only monitor?
    Yes, it can be done, but as far as I’m aware the only way to do it is to use a 3rd-party dongle and app. Astropad’s Luna will do it for both Mac and PC. They even mention headless PCs as a use case. See here: Source: about 1 year ago
  • Is it possible to use air display with an older iMac or use the Mac as a monitor?
    The only method I’ve come across that allows for what you’re wanting is Luna Display. Source: about 1 year ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Luna Display

Top 10 Duet Display Alternatives (Free and Paid) Reviewed | 2022
Luna Display is another practical and premium Duet Display alternative. Putting aside the fact that Luna Display only supports Apple devices, there is nothing better than it.
Top 6 Best Spacedesk Alternatives for Duet Display
Luna Display provides its services in three modes. These modes include Mac-to-iPad, Mac-to-Mac, and headless mode. It has a user-friendly interface and can be easily used by new users.
7 Of The Best Spacedesk Alternatives For Multi-Monitor Work
For Mac-to- Mac connection and connecting three at a time, Luna Display does the work correctly. It can turn any device to wireless screen display like iPad and Mac with no time.

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