Nanovision MIMO UM-710 USB Monitor Review


A monitor in your pocket

Multiple displays are starting to become rather commonplace.  Whether you’re a programmer or graphic designer and just need the screen real estate, or just an office worker who wants to keep IM constantly visible, multiple monitors definately increase productivity.

If you’re like one of many technology junkies today, then your computer of choice may be a laptop, which severely limits your multi-mon options.  Today’s laptops (and even netbooks) usually have an extra monitor port, but lugging around a full-sized LCD monitor with your laptop isn’t a feasible option.  What if someone made a tiny little monitor that you could stow away in your laptop bag?

Nanovision did the thinking for you and introduced their MIMO UM-710 monitor, which is a cute little seven-inch secondary monitor.  It is based on USB technology, so it is incredibly easy to hook up, and works on just about any modern computer.  Unfortunately, your host computer needs a decent amount of horsepower to drive this thing, as we’ll soon see.

Features and Specifications

A single USB connection from your computer gets you an instant secondary (tertiary, quaternary, quinary…) display. This awesome display is perfect for your IM client, widgets, PC gaming tools, your email, a spreadsheet, your PhotoShop tools, or even video! Not only do these displays enhance productivity, they look great! The single USB connection, combined with a weight of only 1.3 pounds, means these displays are ultra portable, and cost-effective, as no expensive extra video cards are required.

(compatible with Intel-based Macintoshes only)

  • Screen Size: 7-inch wide
  • Resolution: WVGA (800×480 pixels)
  • Brightness: 350 cd/m2
  • Contrast Ratio: 400:1
  • Number of Colors: 16.7 million
  • Video Signal: USB 2.0 High Speed
  • Connector: USB Mini 5-pin B type
  • Input Power: USB Power
  • Feature: Auto Pivot
  • Product Dimensions: 195 x 97.5 x 180.2-219 mm
  • Shipment Dimension: 301 x 212 x 110 mm

On the next page we assemble the monitor and take it for a spin…