D-Link SideStage Secondary Monitors

Normally, monitors are plugged via the standard graphics card but today, we can see them even being plugged via the USB. Most of them are used as a sidelight, perhaps the reason for the name, and possessing a 7-inch monitor that is intended to be a secretary monitor to display instant messages and other widgets that might get lost behind all the open windows on a desktop or laptop computer is certainly something many techie geeks would seriously consider.

For some it is additional cost. If you already have the standard monitors in computers, why bother to get a secondary one? The reason may be more understandable if it is geared towards the business side. It is no secret that in cases of making presentations, a dual screen to help people appreciate slides or videos via another route of visual representation is normal.

Hence, it may be more of a professional thing. But basing it on observations, you may be surprised to note at how people want to get their hands on techie gadgets today. Though there is no price yet set for this SideStage monitor, you can bet it will not come cheap.

According to Dan Kelley, D-Link’s senior director of marketing, the monitor is expected to be available in stores during the first quarter of 2009. The “photo” router also has not been priced, but is expected to launch later this year.


Monitors with Touch Screen Technology

We have seen a lot of computers that offer touch screen technology. In fact today, we see most of them from the small gadgets such as the iPhone where people can choose between using a stylus or their fingers to navigate to any page or part of their device.

As far as desktops are concerned, there are some that use touch screen technology. A lot of them are used in the malls where interface to allow consumers to get information and know where they are just exactly can be done easily through these designated kiosks. But this is the commercial sector and now it makes you wonder if the same technology would be soon seen to the normal home.

Other than taking out the need for the use of mice and trackballs, the idea of having touch screen monitors does indeed look tempting. Imagine the ease and the techie part of using touch screen technology and you will perhaps be excited to know when it would come to be. While there are some who use add-ons to the current crop of default monitors in the market, there is no actual monitor to date that has been offered to the private consumers. Apparently the issue here is the feasibility of demand and affordability.

Not all people would be willing to spend that much on something that can be done using old style technology. Knowing how sophisticated this may be, these new pieces of computer are sure to cost a fortune. But while we are at it, who knows when some generic brand may come out? Similar to new technology, they are bound to come out expensive at first but cheaper when other manufacturers come out with their own brands.