So with this month’s allowance, I splurged on something I’ve wanted for some time now: a second monitor. And not just any monitor, but a really, really small one. On Tuesday, it finally arrived from Amazon:
I first became interested in these mini-monitors when I saw them up on ThinkGeek.com a while back, and I thought to myself that they might be incredibly useful. My problem is that my desk is just about as wide as you see right there — I have no space for a second regular-sized monitor — and I often keep having to tab out of games to check mail, twitter, and monitor other things for work. Having a second (7″) monitor would alleviate the need to be constantly doing that, and I didn’t need a huge one to fill that need.
Plus, sometimes I just like being able to watch YouTube or Netflix while I play, and the TV is too far out of my field of vision to be useful. So this little guy is able to be situated right below my main monitor so that all I have to do is flick my eyes down to check on things. As an added bonus, it both hooks up to the computer and is solely powered by USB, which made installation a breeze.
I feel slightly dorky for having gotten it, but I’ve already gotten a huge amount of use out of it over the past couple days, so I feel like it was a smart investment.
Plus, who wouldn’t want to watch Futurama while grinding?