In this day and age, one of the coolest developments in the technological world is the portability of all our favorite forms of entertainment. Everything from movies, to TV, to video games can be transported and enjoyed in devices that fit in the palms of our hands. But sometimes those tiny screens can strain your eyes and make it hard to enjoy your ultra-portable tech. And that’s what makes Arovia’s Spontaneous Pop-Up Display (SPUD, for short) such a tantalizing prospect.
This 24″ screen has all the bells and whistles one might expect from a high-quality HD display – HDMI input, 1280×720 resolution, a dial to adjust brightness, excellent contrast, wireless connectivity, built-in stereo speakers, and even up to 6 hours of battery life – but it also has a major advantage heretofore unheard of: it is fully collapsible. Built to expand much in the same way as an umbrella, the SPUD folds down to about the same size as a paperback book or an external hard drive – all in moments and without sacrificing functionality. And you can get one for yourself for just $499 (or less if you jump on their Kickstarter campaign). [Purchase]