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


Just trying to understand the usage model.


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


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?


The app only version made by this company is ‘Astropad’

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.


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


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.


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