Can I use Luna Display without the dongle with direct cable connection to iPad?


#1

Just trying to understand the usage model.


#2

no, you need the dongle for the mac application to run. You’ll get stuck at the “plugin the dongle” screen otherwise


#3

I see. What’s the role of the dongle for a direct cable connection? Does it do any processing in this scenario?

Will there be an app-only version in future that can be used without the wireless dongle?


#4

The app only version made by this company is ‘Astropad’ https://astropad.com.

There are other app makers that make a similar thing without a dongle.

Its my understanding that the dongle allows the ipad to register as a monitor.


#5

Can I use Astropad exactly like Duet Display? Does it work as a generic remote display or is it only for specific apps?


#6

Take a read of this thread:

So as of right now Duet Display seams like its better as a second monitor system. As I understand it both Astropad and Duet Display require a USB to work. I think Luna Display is intended for Artists who want to work over WIFI.

Astropad alone will only mirror the display of main computer, not as a second display. But from what I understand from watching reviews and things Astropad is better in terms of touch sensitivity for those using the ipad like a drawing tablet.


#7

Duet Display has these resolutions:

  • 2048 x 1536
  • 1536 x 1152
  • 1366 x 1024
  • 1112 x 834
  • 1024 x 768

Luna Display has these resolutions

  • 2732 x 2048
  • 2732 x 1536
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1366 x 1024