With working from home becoming the latest trend, it is not surprising to see that the demand for portable monitors has increased as well. We had the chance to review the Vissles-M portable touchscreen monitor and found it a delight to use. Check out more details below.
After taking it out of the box, the first thing I noticed is how slim and light it is. With a 15.6-inch screen size, I find it amazing that it can keep the weight down at only 620 grams. Speaking of portability, the light weight really makes it easy (and light) to bring around.
The monitor comes with a magnetic cover which also acts as a stand. Inside the box also includes an HDMI cable, two USB-C cables (one USB-A to USB-C and one USB-C to USB-C cable), the instruction manual and a wipe cloth.
The main reason the monitor can be so light is because it doesn’t include an internal battery. In short, it needs an external power source to power itself up. I have another 15.6″ monitor with an internal battery, and it is at least 50 percent heavier than this. Depending on how you are using this monitor, the lack of an internal battery could be either a pro or con.
|Display Screen||15.6″ 1080*1920 touchscreen monitor FHD|
|Touch Screen||10-point touch screen|
|Input||USB-C2, Mini HDMI1, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Net Weight Without Protective Case||0.62kg (1.37 lb/22 oz)|
|Net Weight With Protective Case||1kg (2.2 lb/35 oz)|
|Compatibility||Windows, macOS, Android, Linux, Game Consoles|
My laptop is running Linux, and when I connect the monitor to my laptop via the HDMI cable, it doesn’t work. For it to work, I need to provide a power input to the USB-C port.
If I connect the monitor to my laptop via the USB-C, it’s a straight connection, as it draws power directly from my laptop.
In short, you have to use either an HDMI and external power source or a single USB-C cable (your laptop providing the power) to connect to the monitor.
The monitor supports up to a maximum resolution of 1920×1080, which gives you a 16:9 ratio. This will allow you to watch Full HD videos. The screen comes with anti-glare coating and works well to block out light reflection. However, I find the brightness to be on the darker side even though it is already at 100 percent.
There is a scroller button on the left side of the monitor which you can scroll up/down to adjust the volume. To activate the menu, you have to press the scroller button in. Not just a slight press, you have to press it in deep to activate the menu option in the screen.
There are quite a number of things you can configure in the menu. The standard one includes the brightness and contrast. You can also configure the Color Temperature and Low Blue Light, which is quite useful for night use.
There are also FreeSync options and HDR mode (off by default). For a portable monitor like this, the options are quite comprehensive.
Next, I tried connecting to my Nintendo Switch to see if I can game on it. Similarly, you will need an external power source to power it, as the connection from the Nintendo Switch is not sufficient to power it.
Gaming on the monitor is fine. The display is sharp, and the framerate is smooth. There is a game mode in the Settings, but I would advise not to enable it, as I find the result to be not any better than the Standard mode.
At a price of $209, the Vissles-M portable monitor is a joy to use. The lack of an internal battery makes it lightweight and portable but can be inconvenience when you are not near a power source.