The Astropad-developed Luna Display Sticks for Mac provides a wireless connection to the iPad and use it as a secondary display. Apple has built a similar feature with Mac and iPad cable connection in macOS Catalina. Astropad still sees itself clearly in the advantage and does not give up.
Actually, we had expected that the application Sidekick in macOS Catalina the manufacturer Astropad with the Luna display adapter will withdraw from the market, because even this hardware ensures that the iPad can be used as a secondary display for the Mac, but far from it, In a blog post Astropad explains why you will not give up.
“We’ve spent the past five years developing innovative products, such as Astropad and Luna Display, aimed at real creative professionals. (…) If you have basic needs, Apple’s Sidecar can serve the purpose. But if you’re a pro, we’ve designed Luna Display to fit your creative workflow.
We know that creative professionals have highly individualized and unique ways to work productively. Whether you need to work with multiple users or want to leverage the portability of the Mac mini by choosing your iPad as the main display, Luna offers the freedom and flexibility to tailor a connected workstation to your needs so you can be productive everywhere. “
Luna has been around since 2017 and will connect via USB-C port or the mini display port of Macs. The iPad behaves like a display across the Mac – and of course, offers touch functionality.
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Incidentally, Sidecar only works with Macs from 2015 onwards.