Mimo Magic Touch

The Mimo Magic Touch ($299.99 list), touted as a world’s initial USB guard with capacitive touchscreen capabilities, is a pricey 10-inch arrangement that draws energy from your PC’s USB port. This slim, lightweight guard is easy to transport with, as prolonged as we don’t move along a complicated advancing base/stand, and it offers really good tone peculiarity and manageable touchscreen performance. Its dim and light grayscale opening is lacking, however, and a off angle observation operation is narrow. Additionally, it usually comes with a one-year guaranty while competing models yield a 3 year plan.

Design and Features

As with a DoubleSight DS-90U, a Magic Touch weighs usually one pound. The 10.1-inch row has a limit fortitude of 1024 x 600 and uses a silken cloaking that is contemplative and a bit of a fingerprint magnet. The shade is framed by skinny piano black bezels; a bottom bezel sports a Mimo trademark and a Magic Touch badge resides on a tip bezel. Measuring 10.0 by 6.7 by 0.8- inches (WHD), this small guard will fit simply into a laptop bag, permitting we to use a twin guard setup while on a road. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a protecting cover like a ones that boat with a Lenovo LT1421 ($199.99 list, 4 stars), a AOC e1649Fwu ($139 list, 3.5 stars), and a DoubleSight DS-90U ($169 list, 3 stars).

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Mimo Magic Touch

Mimo Magic Touch

Mimo Magic Touch

Mimo Magic Touch

A advancing hire connector and a mini-USB pier are located underneath a reduce bezel, and a energy and liughtness controls are on a right corner of a cabinet. As is a box with any other USB guard we’ve reviewed, a Magic Touch lacks design settings (other than a aforementioned liughtness controls). Weighing in during a small over 2-pounds a enclosed mount will supplement substantial weight and bulk to your transport bucket should we select to move it along. Nearly all of a weight is in a triangular base, that has a mini-USB pier during a behind and a U-shaped cradle that binds a guard in place. The cradle provides copiousness of lean maneuverability and has a advancing pier that establishes a tie between a guard and a base.

In further to a mount a Magic Touch ships with a Y-shaped USB cable, a one-page discerning start guide, and a vast thumbscrew that binds a guard in place on a stand. It also comes with a comparatively parsimonious one-year warranty, since a Lenovo, AOC, and DoubleSight models all embody 3-year warranties. What we don’t get is a user primer or a apparatus CD with a required DisplayLink motorist (a couple to a motorist appears on a Mimo website). However, a Mimo orator says that they will start shipping a apparatus CD with Magic Touch monitors going forward.


The Magic Touch’s opening was a churned bag. The touchscreen record worked like a attract and was really responsive. It’s a multi-touch monitor, that means it will commend dual or some-more points of contact, creation it easy to perform functions such as pinching, zooming, and panning. However, a touchscreen usually works when connected to a PC using Windows 7; it works in display-only mode on systems using Windows Vista, XP, and 2000, as good as Mac OS X.

Colors were confidant and vibrant, scaling uniformly from dim to light on a DisplayMate Color Scales test. There was no tinting that we could see and any swatch was good jam-packed and bright. Small content set to 5.3 points on a Scaled Fonts exam was really easy to read. Each impression was entirely shaped and legible. The guard struggled when it came to grayscale reproduction. Dark gray swatches on a 64-Step Grayscale exam transitioned uniformly along a center of a scale though not during a dim end; a darkest swatches seemed matching and went from gray to black abruptly, skipping during slightest dual shades. At a high finish of a scale a brightest swatches were dense and seemed cleared out.

Viewing angle opening was iffy. Color changeable was minimal from a side angle though a design washes out extremely when noticed from a slight tip angle. When noticed from a bottom, a design becomes most too dark.

If we wish to supplement a second guard to your highway repertoire and need touchscreen capabilities, a Mimo Magic Touch will get a pursuit done, though during $300 a cost is prohibitive. While colors and content cocktail off a 10.1-inch screen, a panel’s grayscale and observation angle issues reason it back. Granted, it might have been a initial USB guard to offer touchscreen functionality, though it’s not a usually diversion in town; DoubleSight has a touchscreen chronicle of a DS-90U (the DS-90UT) that goes for $199.00 and comes with a three-year warranty. That said, if we can live but a touchscreen or don’t have a concordant Windows 7 system, a Lenovo LT1421 is still a unstable USB guard to beat.

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