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Luna Display Reviews

Hardware that turns the iPad into a wireless second display

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Luna Display and what they use it for.
  • 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: Reddit / about 15 hours 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: Reddit / 3 days 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: Reddit / 10 days 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: Reddit / 10 days ago
  • MacBook Connect to iMac
    You can check out Luna Display: - Source: Reddit / 11 days 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: Reddit / 17 days 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: Reddit / 21 days 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: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Would this work with the new M2 Mac Mini base model? Also, is it possible to use a 2020 iPad Pro as the only monitor?
    What about this for your iPad - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Two Macs - why will screen extension / mirroring only work one way?
    Since AirPlat to your iMac is not supported, buy Luna. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • I'm currently working out of various co-working spaces. I'm struggling with only one monitor. I was wondering if anybody had any recommendations for a portable monitor with a height adjustable stand that I can carry around. Thanks!
    Here is a product that provides a superior alternative to Apple’s native connection: Luna Display. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • iMac as Mac Mini monitor
    I researched this a while back. But never tried it. There are YouTubers that show examples. It’s not perfect but could be good enough to use old iMac as 2nd Mac Mini display. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Mirror window on extended desktop
    I use an old Apple TV hooked into my projector. The only other app I can think of is Astropad Luna Display which has a dedicated dongle. It runs about $119, so while it's not the cheapest option it does work. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • MacMini+IPad+Sidecar
    You want to check Luna Dispaly, they even advertise what you are asking for (headless mode with an iPad) on their website. Site. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Question about using imac as display
    Target display mode only works for 2009 - 2015 27" iMacs. Luna Display is an option though. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Advice for using my MacBook (2021) as a display for my iMac (late 2013)?
    This isn't supported by a cable, so I'm unsure what you mean about HDMI. Purchase - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Can I connect a Macbook Air (2015) to another Macbook Air or PC Laptop for 2nd screen via HDMI?
    Https:// is the go to for this, and may fit your needs. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Anyone know of an App that will pretend to be a USBC Display? So we can use m1 mac as external monitor?
    Https:// What about this? It's $120 though. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Desktop iMac with external hdmi?
    This might be a decent workaround: - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Why did Apple stop supporting Target Display Mode on old iMacs?
    It's not a quick fix but you might be able to use Luna Display and get it to work as a display. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Anyone knows if these features are available on V2?
    I have Luna Display on the old Mac with CS6. Basically I have the HDD shared and drop the files to my desktop when finished. - Source: Reddit / 4 months 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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