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CNET First Look
Nanovision Mimo UM-720SThe Nanovision Mimo UM-720S is strictly a novelty item, not worth its price.
[ Music ] >> Eric Franklin: Hi everyone this is Eric Franklin from CNET.com and today we're taking a first look at the HP270, wait a minute we're not doing HP today. Hey what are you doing hiding back here you little crazy thing? What are you hiding you little cute little button you? Kids. Actually we're doing a first look at the Nanovision MIMO UM 720-S. This is a mini monitor that acts as a secondary screen to your main display. It has a 7 inch 800x480 screen resolution and can work in portrait and landscape modes. The screen connects your computer via USB and you can use it for smaller apps that don't require a lot of working area like an IM client. The screen also quote un quote works as a touch screen meaning you can use the screen as kind of a tablet for your main screen. Moving your finger around the MIMO should move your mouse's cursor around the main screen. The problem is that this works horribly. For 1 the calibration tool used to set up the touch screen doesn't scale to the screens resolution, making it very hard to actually calibrate it. The 720-S costs $200. In our opinion that's way too much scratch for what basically boils down to a 7 inch display with broken touch screen functionality. We recommend instead getting a cheap 17 inch display and using a display link USB to DVI enabled adaptor to connect the additional screen. [ Background music ] >> For more information check out my full review at CNET.com. Once again this has been a first look at the Nanovision MIMO UM 720-S.