Device Links Tablets And Laptops For A New Second-Screen Experience

Device Links Tablets And Laptops For A New Second-Screen Experience

SideCar is a gadget that connects your devices to allow dual-display computing.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 4 october 2013

What’s better than having a Macbook and an iPad? Using them side-by-side at the same time, that is.

To make dual-display computing much easier, Lehigh Valley startup company Venos created the SideCar, a device that allows the user to securely attach a tablet to the side of a laptop, thereby creating a second screen for the user.

Although not everyone needs to have two screens at the same time, SideCar can be very useful to those who need a second screen to be more productive in their work.


SideCar has a simple patent-pending design. It’s quite easy to use and is made of eco-friendly and durable silicone so users don’t have to worry about scratching their gadgets. It’s currently available in green and black and in two models for different-sized laptops. Both models support all iPads and iPad minis, except the original iPad. Sidecar also supports the iPhone 5, 5S and 5C. The creators warn against over-stressing the hinges on your laptops though and advise users to take note of what they can attach to their laptops. That means Macbook Air users may want to attach an iPad mini instead of a regular-sized iPad.

The creators are currently testing it with Apple products at the moment, but they have already launched a Kickstarter campaign to get production rolling.




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