Lilliput 7" Mini USB Monitor Review
Packaging and Exterior Overview
The Lilliput 7" USB Monitor comes in a nice little retail package that has a great shot of the device on the front panel and displays it connected as a second monitor on a Macbook. The front panel also lets users know about some of its main features including a 7" 800x480 display and plug and play functionality.
The device itself was secured between a couple layers of foam and arrived at my doorstep without any damage at all. I also have to give ThinkGeek.com a lot of kudos for their packing job and the recyclable paper used to ship the USB monitor definitely did the trick and was eco-friendly at the same time.
The USB monitor itself has a matte black finish across the screen and the outer shell of the device. There are only two buttons on the front of the display for power and to adjust the screen brightness manually.
The overall thickness of the display around 23.5mm or so has a clean look that should be a pleasant sight on anyone's desk or workstation at the office.
The back of the monitor displays the device's model number and USB power rating. There is also a Kensington-type lock that is similar to what is used on notebooks.
We moved the chrome swivel arm out of the way to reveal a mini USB port and an additional DC power port for those users who want or need a little juice to get the display to run smoother.
The front panel includes a shiny power button and another toggle button to adjust the screen brightness. They felt pretty springy during use, which is a good sign that the device was constructed with quality in mind.
The chrome swing arm swivels out to be used like a kick-stand so the display sits upright on any surface. There is a rubber nub at the end of the arm that helps ensure the device doesn't move if it is accidentally bumped too.
Lastly, Lilliput included a useful user manual, driver, and a mini USB power connector that plugs into two USB ports. This is how they get around using a DC adapter that plugs into the wall to power the device.
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