How to Use an On-Lap Monitor With Your Smartphone (Video)

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The On-Lap 1302 is a 13.3″ light weight monitor designed to be used as a second screen for your laptop. It’s USB powered and can even mount to the back of your laptop’s screen for easy portability.

With a few pieces of inexpensive hardware, you can use the On-Lap as a portable media setup for your smartphone for watching YouTube, Netflix, or Google Play Videos on a much larger screen. Watch the video to see what you need to get started!

Here’s What You Need

On-Lap 1302 monitor: US$199.99, Newegg.com

Powered USB Hub: US$19.99, Amazon.com

USB-Powered Speakers: US$17.29, Amazon.com

We ran this demo with a Samsung Galaxy Nexus. To connect to HDMI we needed the Samsung HDTV Adapter. Your smartphone may require a different adapter or cable.

Samsung HDTV Adapter: US$14.99, Amazon.com

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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy".By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video.Read more about Joe Levi here.