For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Astropad to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Luna display adapter which can turn an additional Mac or iPad into a secondary display for a primary Mac.
Priced at $ 130, the Luna Display adapter dongle is designed to plug into a Mac using a USB-C port (on newer Macs) or a Mini DisplayPort, and when paired with Luna Display software, a Primary Mac (or even a PC) can be connected to an iPad or another Mac using Wifi.
With this setup, you can take advantage of old hardware or add an additional screen to your workflow without having to spend money on another device.
Luna Display extends the display from a Mac to the secondary Mac or iPad, allowing the device to be used as a second display, which is especially useful when people continue to learn and work from home.
Apple’s iPad and Mac have a built-in Sidecar feature that can turn an iPad into a secondary display for a Mac without the need for any accessories, but it only works with a Mac and an iPad L while the Luna display supports Mac-to-Mac connectivity. Luna Display is also able to work with older iPads that do not support Sidecar.
Starting this fall, Apple will allow Mac to Mac AirPlay with macOS Monterey, but Luna Display remains has multiple advantages on AirPlay technology. AirPlay is limited to newer Mac models and up to 1080p display resolution, and the trackpad and keyboard only work with the primary Mac.
Luna Display offers full native resolution, works with older Mac models, offers keyboard and trackpad support for both Macs, and offers low latency performance. As of May, Luna Display’s Mac-to-Mac feature works via Ethernet and Thunderbolt in addition to WiFi.
With Mac-to-Mac mode, the primary Mac needs to be running OS X El Capitan or later, while the secondary Mac can run OS X Mountain Lion or later, so the dongle will work with fairly old machines. , giving them new life. For the best performance, Astropad suggests a 2012 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac or later, or a 2013 Mac Pro or later.
Luna Display provides full keyboard, trackpad, and mouse support on both Macs connected in Mac-to-Mac mode, and it natively supports M1 Macs. PC owners can use the Luna Display Adapter for Windows, which extends the desktop from the PC to the iPad, allowing devices to work interchangeably.
For iPads, the Luna Display is compatible with iPad 2 or later, all models of iPad mini, all models of iPad Pro, and all models of iPad Air, with iOS 9.1 or later as only requirement. Performance is faster on newer iPads, but older models also perform well.
We have five Luna Display adapters to offer MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used only for contact purposes to reach winners and send prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly bulletin, by subscribing to our Youtube channel, by following us on Twitter, by following us on Instagram, or visit the MacRumors Facebook page.
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The contest will run from today (July 16) at 11:00 a.m. PT until 11:00 a.m. PT on July 23. The winners will be chosen at random on July 23 and will be contacted by email. Winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a delivery address before new winners are chosen.