There are some accessories that, actually, evaluated with a pinch of superficiality could seem useless but then, used in real life, could profoundly change the user experience of some particular types of users. And the Kwumsy P2s tri-monitor is the perfect example of this. It is an accessory to be used with notebooks with which, thanks to a single USB-C cable, you can add 2 more monitors to your laptop, and have a much larger workspace while on the move.
Is it bulky? Yes. It's heavy, yes. But for anyone, like me, is often out on business and has to carry out tasks in which there are never too many monitors, such as video editing or coding, Tri-monitor Kwumsy Ps the size and weight of its structure is undoubtedly worth. Structure that, as we will see, is very stable, it is universal in terms of compatibility with notebooks of different sizes, and integrates a stand with which you will avoid stressing the display hinge too much in the notebook to which it will be connected.
Kwumsy P2s Tri-Monitor Review: The accessory that adds 2 more displays to your notebook
Design and materials
With two additional 12 "monitors, an aluminum alloy structure that integrates a spring mechanism to be adapted to notebooks of different sizes and a weight of 2.75 kg, as I told you the Kwumsy P2s tri-monitor it is certainly not among the most compact and light gadgets we have seen lately. Not that it's a bad thing though, also because the whole structure is very solid and integrates two hinges that can rotate up to 207 ° to which the two additional screens are connected.
The package also includes an eco-leather case that I would define essential, for a very specific reason: when the display structure is closed, one of the two screens will inevitably remain exposed and, if it is put in the bag together. to the notebook, the risk of it being scratched or damaged is high. For this, again, it is very important to carry the Kwumsy P2s tri-monitor in its case, in such a way as to avoid any damage.
At the top of the Kwumsy P2s tri-monitor there are four buttons, the first is the power button, flanked by the “Up” and “Down” keys to navigate the OSD menu. Finally, there is the Lock switch which, when pressed, will fully extend the stand to allow you to place the system on top of your laptop monitor.
The areas with which the notebook would come into contact with the device have soft rubber pads to ensure that the Kwumsy P2s tri-monitor also does not scratch the laptop to ensure that the system does not strain the main screen of the notebook too much, an adjustable stand has been inserted on the rear panel that can be locked in different heights. The whole external area is coated with silicone, which ensures the Kwumsy P2s tri-monitor great stability when connected.
Finally, in the lower section there are 2 USB-C ports. The first is dedicated to power and must be used only if the notebook to which the device will be connected is not able to power it, the other is intended for connection with the laptop: I have tried the Kwumsy P2s tri-monitor with a 14 ”ASUS Zenbook Duo, and everything worked fine using a single connection.
How it works and how it shows
use the Kwumsy P2s tri-monitor it's very simple. Just widen the spring structure, place it on the display of your notebook, tighten it so that it remains supported and adjust the rear stand. At this point, by connecting the device to a USB-C port on the laptop, in a few moments the system will turn on and Windows will detect the other two monitors. It is important to keep in mind, however, that the Kwumsy P2s tri-monitor it is only compatible with systems animated by Microsoft's operating system and not with Mac computers. If you want to use it with macOS, however, the company has produced the Pro version of its P2s, which is also compatible with Mac M1: the company has however anticipated that, in the coming months, a version of P2s will be released that is also compatible with Apple computers.
Once the monitors are connected, the settings can be changed using the OSD which can be controlled using the buttons on the upper structure. Navigation is simple and intuitive, and will allow you to change a whole series of settings with which you can not only optimize the image quality of the monitors, but also change the energy saving settings and many other options. What I didn't really like about this OSD, however, is the total absence of a "Back" button, which would have actually greatly improved the whole process of navigating through the menus.
When it comes to video quality, we need to be clear. We are certainly not talking about two extra monitors that are exceptionally brilliant in terms of image and contrast, but the solution designed by the company does its job well. Personally, when I use the system on the go for video editing, in the notebook display I always tend to keep the preview of the image, in order to avoid any problems with the colors and the management of saturation and contrast.
That being said, the Kwumsy P2s tri-monitor integrates two 12 ”monitors that use an IPS panel. They are displays in 16: 9, with a peak brightness of 220 nits, compatible with the HDR standard. In short, they are not very bright it is true, but fortunately the opaque type coating tends to eliminate any reflection, making them visible even outdoors in direct light conditions.
From the beginning, I noticed that the color temperature of the Kwumsy P2 Pro panels is much warmer than that of the display of the notebook I used, and the tone balance tends a little towards green. There is a good amount of detail and the black levels are quite deep, but that greenish tone just didn't go down well with me.
For this, I tried to calibrate the panels: after the calibration things actually improved a lot, but in my tests I noticed that by setting the brightness to 100% the colors start to become poco realistic. In short, before you can find the perfect calibration you will have to tinker a little, but once you find the right settings for your needs the results are not bad at all.
What is great is the latency time: the company guarantees 25 ms of latency, and in my tests I have come to the conclusion that the declared figure is not that far from the real one.
Price and considerations
The price of Kwumsy P2s tri-monitor is 429,00 dollars, that is about 419 euros at the current exchange rate. And in short, it is a rather expensive product it is true, which personally I would not feel I recommend to everyone. The price basically depends on the fact that the company has used high-efficiency monitors, which together consume less than 10w, but we are still talking about a niche product.
To the people who really need it though, the Kwumsy P2s tri-monitor could change your life: the possibility of extending your workspace while on the train or perhaps while you are in the hotel to continue completing your tasks without having to worry about the arrangement of folders, previews and whatever else is really a convenience.
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