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Last updated November 2, 2015

CINQ: The Portable Laptop Monitor (Canceled)

Who doesn't need more screen real estate? The 13.3" CINQ uses one USB connection to give you more screen space anywhere you work.

CINQ: The Portable Laptop Monitor (Canceled)

Who doesn't need more screen real estate? The 13.3" CINQ uses one USB connection to give you more screen space anywhere you work.

$4,951
pledged of 150.000 $pledged of 150.000 $ goal
23
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 2 2015
Last updated November 2, 2015

About

Do you use a laptop? Of course you do! 

Our laptop is where the real work gets done. But that single screen can get pretty crowded, tanking your focus and workflow. Flipping back and forth or alt+tab'ing through screens to find information or access applications. It wastes time. Extra screen real estate will let you spread out and increase your efficiency. We've created CINQ, a portable HD monitor built specifically for laptop productivity anywhere you work. It makes getting real work done easier and saves real time. 

CINQ is shown on an Apple 15" MBP.

CINQ / CINQ Pro

CINQ is a super-lightweight 13.3" USB-enabled HD monitor that works with your laptop. With a crisp (1600 x 900) and bright (300 Nits) high resolution LED display, it can handle the most demanding applications. CINQ is so lightweight at 15 oz, it can be mounted safely and securely to your laptop lid (or used with the adjustable tabletop stand). It can adjust/rotate for viewing angles and is even light enough to mount two on a typical 15" laptop! CINQ connects via a single USB for power + video (after one-time driver installation).                             

CINQ Pro features an integrated 1TB (terabyte) HDD storage drive. Both CINQ and CINQ Pro work with Mac or Windows and connect with USB 2 or USB 3.

CINQ is differentiated from other products by its attention to portability, weight, universal laptop lid attachment (patented), bundling of accessories (no nickel-and-diming), GREAT service and we assemble it ourselves. We're passionate about helping people achieve more with our product and stand behind it. 

CINQ mounts to your laptop in 2 simple steps:

  • Apply the Lid Rail Skin (clear vinyl) to your laptop lid
  • Apply the Lid Rail using the Lid Rail Clamp to the skin

After that, you simply slide the clamp on/off each time. Mounting is removable in the future by pulling up the skin and will not damage the surface of the laptop lid. The adhesive is strong enough to provide surface area integrity for the rail, but light enough that it won't leave residue when removed. Skins and Rails are lifetime free. Should you need more than one set or new ones in the future, just email us and we'll send (postage only outside of US). We've experimented and prototyped a lot of different ways to achieve a robust attachment. Our patented design works very well, while still being universal and removable.

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 CINQ has previously been spotlighted and reviewed by:

CINQ and CINQ Pro will work with Intel-based tablets such as the Microsoft Surface Pro. For ultralight notebooks (MB Air 11, etc), CINQ can be used with the adjustable tabletop stand but is not recommended for mounting. If you have 'loose' or 'flimsy' laptop lid hinges, (vs robust or solid tension), avoid mounting and use the adjustable tabletop stand.

CINQ US Patents 7889841, 8488306

Note: All Supporters will receive Lid Skins and Lid Rails lifetime free (for when you get a new laptop or just want to use both sides of the lid). Just mention in your confirmation order or email and we'll include/send them. Free shipping in US, applicable postage outside US.

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We Make It

CINQ is fully assembled and supported by our team in our production facility in Mesa, AZ. We are passionate about Customer Service, where we answer our support line and respond to emails typically in minutes. While our parts are sourced from different parts of the globe, we assemble everything, test and then box it up. That won't change until economies of scale dictate otherwise. By keeping our hands on it, we have an intimate knowledge of the end-end process and service needs.

The Story

I spent 15 years doing technology and operations for a big telecom company. I traveled a lot and had a monitor attached to my docking station at home so I could use my laptop as a second screen. On the road working out of conference rooms, visitor cubicles, hotel rooms, coffee shops, airports - you name it - I lost that extra space. When I had to focus to get the 'real work done', I would get frustrated with how much time was wasted. The idea for CINQ inspired me to take a monumental leap outside my comfort zone, and I've had lots of great help along the way. The original 10.1 CINQ was a solid product. The new version has an updated design with a larger 13.3 display, new electronics, and I decided to combine it with an optional storage device. Since I carry one everywhere already and have it plugged in daily, I thought - why not? 1TB provides a significant amount of space and we're excited to offer 2 versions. I think these will really make a positive difference for your productivity. 

Thank you so much for the opportunity to deliver this new tool that will genuinely make you more productive. 100% of the funds pledged will go towards production costs. We're very excited to begin our discussion with all supporters and finding out your questions/suggestions, as work towards executing our plan to build this new product.

We've had an incredible amount of support to get us this far and this project will be executed with your help (and encouragement).

Risks and challenges

We have previous experience manufacturing the original CINQ which prepares us for the challenges during the production process. There are always a few issues no matter what, the goal is to minimize and work quickly to resolve without sacrificing quality. We are committed to making CINQ fantastic in both function and design.

Your support will make this dream come true and put a solid product in your hands. Thank you again for the opportunity.

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    Join the team and get the limited edition CINQ All-Stars T-Shirt with your contribution. Updates and our gratitude included.

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    | KICKSTARTER SPECIAL | Get the 13.3" CINQ bundled with accessories. Available in Jet Black or Arctic White. ($299 Retail) Free U.S. Shipping.

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    | KICKSTARTER SPECIAL | Get the 13.3" CINQ PRO with integrated 1TB storage and bundled with accessories. Available in Jet Black or Arctic White. ($399 Retail) Free U.S. Shipping.

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    \\ COMBO PACK // Get the CINQ + CINQ PRO in Jet Black or Arctic White, including all accessories and a 4 port powered USB 3 hub.

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    OFFICE 12-PACK Get any combination of 12 CINQ or CINQ Pro units in Jet Black or Arctic White.

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