Review: Vinpok Split 15.6-inch USB-C Touch Screen Monitor

Review: Vinpok Split 15.6-inch USB-C Touch Screen Monitor

Compared to a few years ago when Apple started building Macs with USB-C ports, there are a ton of USB-C accessories available now. One unique accessory I recently saw on Indiegogo was the Vinpok Split, a very thin and light USB-C 15.6-inch touchscreen monitor for use with USB-C laptops like the MacBook line. In this review, I take a look at this lightweight portable monitor — and you can still get a deal on it as a “super early bird” backer of the campaign for just $199.

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Vinpok Split: The portable touchscreen monitor for your MacBook and more

Vinpok Split: The portable touchscreen monitor for your MacBook and more

I’ve been very impressed with accessory manufacturer Vinpok, which keeps coming out with surprisingly good and inexpensive goods like the recent Taptek Mechanical Keyboard. The company uses crowdfunding to get products launched into manufacturing, and currently has 24 days left on a very successful Indiegogo campaign. This time, the company is touting the Vinpok Split, a very portable touchscreen monitor that can be attached to many devices through a USB Type-C mini HDMI connection.

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Vinpok Taptek Mechanical Keyboard: Colorful backlighting, great feedback

Vinpok Taptek Mechanical Keyboard: Colorful backlighting, great feedback

Many of the Mac keyboards we use everyday have some rather boring attributes; they’re flat and sleek, but that’s about it. Backlighting is limited only to the MacBook Pro line, and it has an uncanny resemblance to that place where Jony Ive makes his videos — it gives off a white glow. If you want a keyboard that has the wonderful feel of a mechanical keyboard and that has a variety of colorful backlight options, look no further than the Vinpok Taptek Mechanical Keyboard (US$199, only $89 to early-bird supporters on Kickstarter).

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Vinpok Bolt-S Cable: MagSafe capability for the MacBook Pro with USB-C (review and giveaway)

Vinpok Bolt-S Cable: MagSafe capability for the MacBook Pro with USB-C (review and giveaway)

So, you’ve moved up to a new MacBook Pro but you miss the safety provided by Apple’s clever MagSafe power connector. Vinpok has a magnetic charging cable called the Bolt-S (US$50, available for pre-order for $24) coming soon that may be what you need to resurrect the functionality of the MagSafe — keeping your MacBook Pro (or MacBook) from dropping to the ground when someone trips over the power cable. 

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