Luna, from US start-up Astro HQ, is a wireless connection solution that transforms iPads into touch-sensitive Mac computers. Syncing a desktop Mac or laptop with an iPad via a small red plug-in device, Luna allows users to pinch, swipe and zoom in on work that’s usually restricted to computer screens.
Luna turns iPads into an additional monitor that can work in tandem with the connected device in order to expand projects, as well as acting as a secondary computer that can work independently from the original Mac. Compatible with external tools such as a plug-in keyboard or Apple pencil, Luna transfers the full function of a computer onto an iPad. And by utilising the benefits of the iPad’s interactive screen, it enables users to touch and more physically engage with their digital work.
Luna is plugged directly into the iPad through either a USB-C or Mini DisplayPort, and paired with an accompanying app. With no leads or wires, Luna empowers users to work remotely or on the move, abandoning their computers for the slim and lightweight iPad – without needing to be near the original device.
Luna was created as a follow-up tool to the successful Astropad, which similarly extends the capabilities of a drawing tablet onto the user’s iPad. Astro HQ, founded by two ex-Apple engineers, aims to unleash the potential of existing technologies by offering increased functionality within one enhanced device.