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A high resolution monitor for your laptop that fits neatly into your laptop bag. Take your desktop experience out on the road.
A high resolution monitor for your laptop that fits neatly into your laptop bag. Take your desktop experience out on the road.
327 backers pledged £60,259 to help bring this project to life.

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Packed Pixels - An extra monitor for your laptop!

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Packed Pixels will now happen! Yay!

For more information, and how to buy, go to www.packedpixels.com

A desktop experience on the move

Packed Pixels allows you to have a multi-monitor setup for your laptop that:

  • Fits in your laptop bag
  • Needs no additional plugin power supply
  • Quick to setup
  • Needs no drivers and works with Windows, OSX and Linux

Backing us now ensures you benefit from our great KickStarter prices which represent at least a 15% saving over the final retail price. You can also choose to go for our special KickStarter edition white finish at no extra cost.

Simple mounting for ALL laptops

The brackets simply slide on and off and fit a wide variety of screen thicknesses and screen sizes allowing Packed Pixels to be used with most laptops. No sticky pads or awkward clips to worry about.

We have tested our brackets on many laptops, old and new, covering Apple, HP, Dell, etc.

A desk stand is also included if you prefer to use Packed Pixels free standing.

Suitable for any screen size
Suitable for any screen size

Suitable for all your needs

The screen(s) can be mounted in portrait of landscape orientations on either the left or right of your screen. They can even be mounted facing away from you for the display or presentations.

Easily switch between a wide choice of arrangements
Easily switch between a wide choice of arrangements

Flexible connectivity

Packed Pixels plugs directly into any Thunderbolt, DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort enabled laptop. This connectivity means no drivers are needed for Windows, OS X or Linux and also allows for high frame rate uses such as video playback and gaming; a first in this sector.

If your laptop doesn’t have Thunderbolt or DisplayPort you can opt for a USB3 to DisplayPort dongle. Simply add £60 to your pledge for each dongle you would like.
Please note the optional USB3 dongles are based upon the DisplayLink system which doesn't yet have Linux support.

What’s in the box

Each Packed Pixels screen comes with:

  • The screen itself
  • A pair of brackets
  • USB to micro USB cable
  • Your choice of either: A Thunderbolt/Mini DisplayPort cable or a full size DisplayPort cable

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Corporate branding option

Our top pledge tier gives the option of working with us to add corporate branding to the rear of Packed Pixels so while your team are out and about no one can mistake who they are representing.

We will be using high quality PU domed labelling that is very scratch resistant to ensure you brand continues to look fresh despite the rigours of being out on the road.

The Tech Specs

  • Screen resolution : 2048 x 1536
  • Screen size : 9.7”
  • Screen weight : approx 340g / 12oz
  • Screen dimensions : 228 x 180 x between 20 and 9mm
  • Case material : injection moulded black or white ABS with a slightly matt surface finish
  • Digitally controllable screen brightness
  • USB current draw is 1.5A at full brightness. This can be restricted to 1A or 0.5A for older laptops. While this does reduce screen brightness they remain at very usable levels and of course there is always the option of using a phone/tablet charger for power instead of your laptop.

Production timeline

December and January - Finalise product design
February and March - Tooling build and testing
April - Production
May - Delivery

Stretch goals

  • £100,000 Both the Thunderbolt/Mini DisplayPort and full size DisplayPort cables included with all Packed Pixels
  • £150,000 Free storage pouch
  • £200,000 More great ideas to come...

Read Me!

While this product has been designed for use with laptops Dovetail Technology Ltd cannot guarantee that your specific laptop is suitable to have the Packed Pixel screen(s) mounted. If you have any concerns about your laptops suitability to have the Packed Pixel screen(s) mounted you can use the desk stand to simply stand the screens on the desk next to your laptop instead.

It should also be noted that Packed Pixels has been designed for static desk use. If you need to move your laptop you should unmount the Packed Pixels screen(s) prior to moving.

Dovetail Technology Ltd cannot be held responsible for any damage resulting from the use of this product.

Risks and challenges

We have got Packed Pixels to this point with just a small number of individuals involved. The next steps require bringing in specialist suppliers in areas such as injection moulding tooling and compliance testing. Bringing in external suppliers always carries additional risks but we have a long track record of managing suppliers on large IT projects and so we feel confident we can appropriately mitigate as much risk as possible.

Our first KickStarter had a target of £165,000 which we failed to hit. However, following the strong support and feedback we received we have been lucky enough to secure additional investment which has allowed us to reduce the target to £60,000. This investment helps give us a secure footing from which to launch this project.

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    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 6

    A huge Thank You! Follow us on this exciting journey.

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    Pledge £140 or more About US$ 170

    Single Packed Pixels,
    includes the brackets and cables.
    Approx $227

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    Pledge £240 or more About US$ 291

    Early-Bird Double Packed Pixels,
    includes two sets of brackets and cables.
    Approx $389

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    Pledge £280 or more About US$ 340

    Double Packed Pixels,
    includes two sets of brackets and cables.
    Approx $454

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    Pledge £520 or more About US$ 631

    Quad Packed Pixels,
    includes four sets of brackets and cables.
    Great for you and a buddy!
    Approx $843

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    Pledge £1,300 or more About US$ 1,577

    Ten Packed Pixels,
    includes ten sets of brackets and cables.
    Kit out your team!
    Approx $2100

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    Pledge £1,600 or more About US$ 1,941

    The LOOK AT US Pack! Ten Branded Packed Pixels.
    We will work with you to add high quality PU domed branding to the back of the Packed Pixels screens so your team can show off your brand wherever they are.
    Includes ten sets of brackets and cables.
    Approx $2599

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    Pledge £110 or more About US$ 133

    Early-Early-Bird Single Packed Pixels,
    includes the brackets and cables.
    Approx $178
    Only here for 24 hours!

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    Pledge £120 or more About US$ 146

    Early-Bird Single Packed Pixels,
    includes the brackets and cables.
    Approx $194

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    Pledge £220 or more About US$ 267

    Early-Early-Bird Double Packed Pixels,
    includes two sets of brackets and cables.
    Approx $356
    Only here for 24 hours!

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    Pledge £460 or more About US$ 558

    Early-Bird Quad Packed Pixels,
    includes four sets of brackets and cables.
    Approx $745

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Funding period

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