I’ve always thought the Nintendo Switch had the smallest screen imaginable. At least it’s not as bad as the PSP (PlayStation Portable), but even that was marketed as a pick-up put-down sort of gaming console. The Nintendo Switch runs fully fledged games on the thing. Not to say that Crisis Core FF7 isn’t a full-on game, but it’s able to be picked up and put back down somewhat easily. With the Nintendo Switch, you have Breath of the Wild, which is a masterpiece in its own right, and has such beautiful graphics. Wouldn’t it be nice if the screen was just a little bit bigger, while also still being portable? It’s a pain to plug your switch into the TV or monitor you’re using, when you just want to take it with you. But the thing is – you’ll just ruin your eyesight eventually if you stare at that small screen forever.
But wait, there is a solution to this – an 11.6 IPS Gaming Monitor is the solution. Wait what? A literal high definition gaming monitor is portable? How in the world? Yes. That is the only answer: Yes. Say hello to Orion, your new answer to all things modern console gaming:
But you’re thinking, “Wait Roxie, isn’t that just a bigger switch?” Well, yes: But there’s more. Orion works with anything that has an HDMI port. That means if you’re wanting to use it to connect to your PC, it can function as a portable monitor. Seriously though, what other device can connect to your consoles, your PC, and even a DVD player?
If you get a wireless HDMI transmitter and receiver, you’ll have a completely handheld gaming console in your hands that will play anything you want. Just note that the Orion doesn’t come with an in-built battery. You have to plug it into some sort of compatible power source. But that’s not a problem: Just keep a power bank with you. It’s an easy fix. It also works with your phone, if your phone has an HDMI port (or has a port that is able to be converted into one using an adapter). There are adapters available for just that reason. The Orion may be targeted mainly towards Switch users, but don’t let that stop you from using it in other ways too. To be honest, it’s a worthwhile investment for people who want something portable, easy to use, and who are on the go: Get one screen so that you don’t have to get multiple monitors.
Just note that the Orion is not touch screen, so with devices other than the switch, you’ll have to just use it like a standard monitor. I don’t think that will be a problem, though: You’re buying one monitor instead of two or three. Besides, who wants to watch Netflix on your dinky little phone screen when you could have the overwhelming awesomeness of a big HD screen in your face? Not me. I like big screens in my face. Do you want a big screen in your face?
Pick up an Orion today and game on a larger screen!