Despite the Geminos’ clamshell design, it’s meant for a desktop setup rather than a quick coffee-shop laptop session. As it opens, the Geminios slides into a central stand until it opens at an angle (again, like a laptop) or flat, simulating two desktop monitors stacked on top of each other. Mobile Pixel argues that the stacked setup is more ergonomic than its conventional side-by-side counterpart. It also says that Gemini’s folding mechanism prevents a significant gap from separating the two screens and hampering the visual experience.
There are two different versions of Mobile Pixel’s latest creation, Geminios and Geminios X. The Geminos reaches a maximum brightness of 250N and a resolution of 1080p, while the Geminos X has a maximum brightness of 300N and 1440p. Geminos has a refresh rate of 60Hz; Geminos X can reach 75Hz. Part of the Mobile Pixel’s Kickstarter page says that a Geminos X touchscreen version is also available, but that’s not mentioned anywhere else on the page, although a folding touchscreen display like this would likely be a game changer for many.
While I can’t imagine myself using something like this as a writer, I can see stacked screens working well for programmers, designers, architects, storyboard artists, or anyone else who would benefit from a tall display. (Streamers also come to mind, but they can be off at the highest resolution; Samsung’s ridiculously tall Odyssey Arc, though much more expensive, might be a better fit.) With built-in speakers and a docking station with plenty of ports (two HDMI, two (USB-A, a USB-C, an Ethernet, a TF/SD card reader, and a 3.5mm audio jack) were intended for clean mobile Pixels to work at home.
It hit its mark both figuratively and literally. Although the Mobile Pixel’s Kickstarter campaign was originally intended to raise $25,000, it has reached $1.8 million as of writing and still has a few weeks left. It may owe in part to an endorsement by tech and travel YouTuber iJustine, but regardless, the fact that it hit the promotion goal in 36 minutes is impressive. Whether the technology itself, we have to see.