Mimo has put out two new USB-powered monitors with a modern twist. Called the Mimo Magic Touch, the two models are still basically 10.1-inch secondary mini-screens that extend your Windows 7 desktops, but adds capacitive touch tech that’ll let you tap intuitively on the screen (tablet-like) in place of using a regular mouse.
Mimo is offering two Magic Touch versions: a basic Mimo Magic Touch that’s powered by a USB connection, and the Magic Touch Deluxe that adds two more USB ports on its base and comes with an AC adapter for powering up the extra USB devices. Other than that, they both feature a four multi-touch points, a 1024 x 600 resolution, 200cd/m2 brightness, 300:1 contrast ratio and a 16ms response time.
The screens can be removed from their base docks for use as a “tethered tablet” or mounted on a wall or rack. Both are designed to work perfectly with Windows 7 systems, but will work as regular (non-touch) displays on Win 2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS.
The Mimo Magic Touch ships on December 12th, but can be pre-ordered now for $260. The Magic Touch Deluxe costs $295 and ships on December 20th.