Astropad for iOS is one of the applications preferred by artists, graphic designers and anyone who works continuously with iPad and Mac. Thanks to this app we can duplicate the Mac screen on the iPad to work comfortably, but with the arrival of Luna Display they go one step further.
From duplicate monitor to second monitor
Until now, with Astropad Standard and Astropad Studio we could duplicate the screen of the Mac. That is to say, what was seen in the Mac was replicated in the iPad thanks to the wireless connection. What do you get with this? To be able to take advantage of the tactile interface to draw for example in an app that is only available in macOS.
But the developers have wanted to get more out of this, making the iPad work as a second independent monitor. That is to say, that you do not have a duplicated screen but that on the iPad different apps and information appear. As if you connected an external monitor to your Mac. To get something like that, they have put Luna Display on sale.
Luna Display is a small accessory that connects to the Mac by USB-C (or Mini DisplayPort if you do not have USB-C) and automatically turns the iPad into the second monitor . After installing a small app on the Mac and having Astropad Studio or Astropad Standard updated to the latest version, you can start using Luna Display.
According to the developers, the advantage of using Lunda Display is not only the fact that it turns the iPad into a second monitor, but also the performance. The accessory takes advantage of Metal so that the graphics are of the highest possible quality and the capacity of the device is maximized. On the other hand, they assure that there is zero delay of data transmission.
Luna Display can now be reserved and will begin sending the first units to the users soon. It has a price of 69 dollars. On the other hand, keep in mind that you need Astropad Studio or Astropad Standard (one-time payment of $ 29.99) to be able to use the accessory. Is it a considerable sum of money? Yes. Is it a work system focused on professionals that are going to amortize it? Yes.