SideTrak Swivel Portable Monitor for Laptops REVIEW | MacSources

5 min readAug 5, 2021

A great option for portable workstations.

I’ve been using a laptop as my primary computer now for at least 10 years. And, I usually have that laptop connected to an external monitor so that I have a large workspace to work from. That doesn’t work when you need to work remotely away from your desk. Fortunately, there is a unique accessory called the SideTrak that gives laptop users a second screen when they need it.


The SideTrak Swivel Monitor gives users the opportunity to instantly double the size of their laptop screen real estate. The Swivel is a 12.5" full HD IPS portable monitor that attaches to the back of your laptop’s screen using magnets and an adhesive metal plate. The screen is compatible with all laptop sizes and operating systems. The screen will rotate 270º and swivels 360º. You can use it attached, freestanding, or in portrait mode. It has a built-in kickstand and users can adjust the brightness and screen auto-rotation. There are no downloads required for operation. The monitor uses either the USB-C or HDMI cables (provided) to connect to the computer. The monitor weighs 1.3lbs and measures 12" x 7.4".


  • Screen Size: 12.5″
  • Panel Type: TFT




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