So I am moving around a lot want to carry my VR kit around to show it to other people and, of course, play with it myself. I have a laptop with 1080, but it isn’t cut it for the Pimax 8KX. So I decided to create a package that has all the benefits of the desktop PC and portability.
First of all, I already have ATX mobo so it created some difficulties as ITX would be more suitable for carrying. However, I saw the Pimax videos and ordered the same case as they used:
That allows me to quickly grab and carry the case as it is mid-size and has a firm handle!
The next problem is all the accessories that come with the computer. Preferably, I only want to unplug cords and take the case. For this purpose, I bought a separate power cable that I can take with me as it doesn’t require space almost at all.
Then I bought a software called Twomon. It allows you to use the Apple or Android phone/tablet as a
PC screen! I have tested it, and it works great! I set the PC version to start automatically when the computer starts, so all I need to do to use the computer is to plug my android tablet to PC and launch the Twomon app from the tablet. The software even recognizes touch inputs.
That’s all that is needed. Now, as I want to travel with my computer, all I need to do is to unplug it and take it with me, leaving all the accessories at home. The tablet and power cord travels inside the bag or whatever.
Additionally, if I get tired of the touchscreen, I can buy the Bluetooth powered KB+with an integrated touchpad. They cost around 30 euros.
The only problem I noticed is that Unreal Engine-powered games don’t work when the tablet is connected via USB. So as I start the SteamVR, I need to unplug the USB to play games. If I want to see the computer screen, I plug the USB back and immediately see it.
Here is the picture of the app running in my 10-inch tablet.