One of the upsides of the Mac Mini is that it is small and portable which means that placing it anywhere in your home is possible, as long as you have a display that you can attach to it (along with a keyboard and mouse). However if you’d rather not get a separate display, it seems that the folks at Luna Display have stumbled upon a pretty cool alternative.

For those who are unfamiliar, Luna Display is one of the options that MacBook users have when it comes to extending the display of their computers to an iPad. Now it seems that the company has discovered that using their technology, they were able to pair the new Mac Mini with the new iPad Pro, transforming it into a weird computer/terminal of sorts with a touch-enabled display.

The best part about this setup is that users can alternate between iOS and macOS. “When you launch Luna, you’re running your macOS on your iPad; and when you close out of the Luna app, you have a regular iPad Pro again. It’s strange and exciting all at the same time, but once you settle into your workflow, it makes you wonder why this hasn’t been an obvious product pairing for Apple all along.”

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, the Luna Display dongle is priced at $80 and is available in USB-C or Mini DisplayPort connector options. It is a good sight cheaper than buying a new monitor, especially if you already have an iPad/iPad Pro lying around. If you’re interested in piecing this setup together, they have posted a series of instructions on their website on how to go about doing just that.

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