What the heck ?! It was probably only a matter of time before someone started offering desktop displays designed for social media. Elsonic’s EK-MD088 almost looks like it was intentionally made as a joke, but it seems very real and possibly an attempt to bring something like mobile scrolling to the desktop.
It looks like it was designed specifically for the endless scrolling of modern social media sites. EK-MD088 has a native resolution of 420 x 1920 pixels – ridiculously thin but almost as tall as a 4K display in vertical mode. The screenshots specifically show it displaying Discord and Twitter feeds.
Selling for around $ 130, they will begin shipping around February 2022. This can be a great alternative for users who can’t fit everything they need on one screen, but don’t want to spend money on another full-fledged monitor.
According to the machine translation of the Japanese store page, it can be powered directly from a laptop or desktop computer via USB-C, and the video stream via mini-HDMI. On the store page it is written that mobile batteries are also suitable.