Take your gaming and productivity up a notch with an extra monitor

Fopo 13.3 inch triple screen laptop extender connected to a laptop
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We are a world full of multitaskers, and as society becomes more and more busy we often want our tech devices to be just as multipurpose as we are. However, the more we’re working on the more screen real estate our devices need to keep up with our abundance of activities.  Whether you’re wanting to take your gaming on the go with a portable display or just expand what you have already, there are plenty of monitor options that can help improve both your productivity and your gaming experience. 

The FOPO 13.3-inch triple laptop screen extender 

FOPO triple laptop extender being used in a meeting

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When we talk about expanding our screen real estate, many people often think of adding full size monitors to their desktop setup. With regards to laptops, the idea of additional portable monitors can seem a little clunky and inconvenient. Thankfully, the FOPO 13.3 inch laptop screen extender can eliminate some of the heft that comes with adding portable monitors to your laptop.  The FOPO portable laptop monitor features a scalable bracket design that allows the user to adjust the length of the bracket so that two monitor extensions can be added as wings to the laptop, improving productivity. 

FOPO’s portable displays are fully plug and play compatible, requiring no driver installation or extra set up in order to provide full HD 1080P resolution on dual 13.3 IPS displays. The displays are capable of a full 235 degrees of rotation. They’re excellent for multitasking with support for Standard, Game, Movie, Text, and FPS/RTS mode settings as well as support for HDR.  While laptops seem like the natural fit for the FOPO screen extender, it is also compatible with other devices including desktops, PS4s and even the Nintendo Switch.  

The FOPO 13.3 inch laptop screen extender is available in black or gray, and can extend your device's real estate without sacrificing portability.  Order the extender before July 31 and you can take advantage of getting 10% off of the purchase price with coupon code FOPOS16G.

The DEPGI 11.6” Xbox Series S portable monitor 

Depgi portable xbox series s monitor.

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If you only need one screen to take your gaming on the go, the DEPGI 11.6-inch portable monitor pairs well with an Xbox Series S to give you next gen gaming performance that is lightweight and portable. The DEPGI portable monitor supports a 1080p screen resolution with a 60Hz refresh rate and HDR support that, when paired with an Xbox Series S, can give you an excellent option for taking your favorite games with you.  The Xbox Series S screen from DEPGI weighs only 1.58 pounds and is as compact as the console itself measuring at just 11.64 by 8.18 by 2.97 inches.

While the base of the DEPGI portable monitor is designed to fit around the Series S, it is also useful for additional devices including the Nintendo Switch, Playstation consoles, laptops, and even desktops. The DEPGI Series S portable monitor is intuitive and easy to use with its remote control or physical on panel buttons and features two HDMI input ports so that you can easily swap between multiple devices freely. The monitor also features two 3.5mm audio jacks for headphone connectivity that can be shared if you’re playing co-op or sharing a movie on the go. 

If the 11.6-inch 1080p DEPGI portable monitor isn't enough screen real estate to your liking there is also a bigger, snazzier counterpart that is capable of hitting 2K resolution with a 15.6 inch display. You can take 10% off your order of a DEPGI portable monitor with code TOMSDEPGI until July 31.

The Lepow portable monitor 

Lepow portable monitor in use during a meeting

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While the FOPO and DEPGI portable monitors are built for more specific use cases, the Lepow Portable Monitor is an excellent stand-alone choice to work with the widest array of devices possible. With a 15.6-inch IPS panel capable of Full HD at 1080p with HDR support, the Lepow features mini HDMI and USB-C connectivity so that you can use it as a display for your laptop, smartphone, Playstation consoles, Xbox consoles, Nintendo Switch, and more. 

Despite its impossibly thin 0.3-inch profile, the Lepow portable monitor is packed with two built-in speakers so if you’re playing cooperatively with a friend, listening to music or watching a movie, everybody can enjoy crisp, clear sound. The monitor takes portability to heart, weighing in at just 1.76 pounds, so it's slim and lightweight enough to throw into a backpack or other to-go bag while traveling. It comes packaged with an added smart cover and screen protector to prevent damage while traveling. And, the cover can be adjusted to serve as a monitor stand and contorted into different positions to suit your needs. 

The Lepow Portable Monitor is a budget friendly option for extending your screen real estate, but you can further sweeten the deal by taking an extra 5% off using the code TOMSLEPOW when you place your order before July 31, 2023.

A man using a JLINK 32 inch monitor

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Portability is great and all, but sometimes we want to just up our gaming setup at home or in the office. The Jlink FHD 32-inch monitor shines as a budget friendly LCD display capable of a crystal clear 1080p resolution with support for HDR is matched with a 60Hz refresh rate.  The Jlink FHD monitor is capable of displaying 104% of the sRGB color gamut with a 16.7M dispersion range and an ultra-high contrast ratio of 4000:1 thanks to its VA panel. The 32-inch display also allows for plenty of real estate for opening multiple windows, making it an excellent option for chronic multitaskers.

Support for AMD Freesync technology helps the Jlink 32-inch monitor provide a smooth viewing experience without screen tearing, stutters, or image ghosting. Support for low blue light technology helps limit the strain of eye fatigue during long gaming sessions. The Jlink 32 inch monitor also features anti-glare glasses, reducing the monitor’s reflectivity down to less than 1%, which provides a better viewing experience. A single rocker button allows access to the OSD menu to adjust settings with just one click. 

The 32-inch monitor features HDMI and VGA ports located conveniently on the back of the monitor so that it can be connected to a wide array of desktops, laptops, and gaming devices. The stepless adjustment system allows you to tilt the display 5 degrees forward or 15 degrees backward so that you can find the most comfortable viewing angle without hassle. For those who want to keep their desk space clear, the monitor features a detachable stand and is compatible with VESA mounting. 

The Jlink 32-inch monitor is an affordable means for adding a large amount of screen real estate to your office set up, and the monitor is currently discounted on Amazon. 

Something for everyone 

Regardless of whether you’re looking to improve your productivity by expanding your display real estate or you’re looking to improve your screen for optimal 1080p gaming, there are budget friendly and multipurpose solutions that can suit most users' needs.