This little device turns your iPad into a second screen for your Mac

Luna Display is a piece of hardware that can turn your iPad into a second computer screen for Mac users. It plugs right into your iPad, and it’s good to go.

The company behind Luna Display is the same company that created an iOS app to turn iPads into graphics tablets for Mac. The project first started out on Kickstarter and has since taken off. What the device does is let you work on your Mac directly from the tablet with full support for external keyboards, Apple Pencil and Apple touch interactions. Those include pinching, panning and tapping.

Luna Display
Luna Display

How does Luna Display work on the iPad?

Luna Display is available for USB-C and Mini DisplayPort and it can work with an existing Wi-Fi connection. The makers claim that Luna Display has access to the processing power of your Mac’s GPU, making the experience for users lag-free. They also promise that images won’t suffer from glitching, artifacting or blurriness.

System Requirements

For things to work, Luna Display needs a Mac running at least macOS 10.11 EL Capitan or later. However, the company recommends using a MacBook Air (2012 and later), a MacBook Pro (2012 and later), a Mac mini (2012 and later), an iMac (2012 and later) or a Mac Pro (Late 2013).

You should also be using an iPad 2 or later, any iPad Mini, or any iPad Pro. It needs to be running iOS 9.1.

Pricing and Availability

If you’re looking for a second screen for your Mac, Luna Display is available now for $79 on

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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