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Mobile Pixels Glance Review

Mobile Pixels Glance review

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Our Verdict

The Mobile Pixels Glance is an excellent 16-inch portable monitor with decent build quality and an attractive price point. While the 1080p resolution is limiting for photographers, and the colour space is below the usual Adobe RGB or P3 it’s still a great monitor for keeping an eye on emails, tool palettes, and social media.

Weighing in at just 2.1 lbs (0.95 kg) and measuring 14.3″ x 9.3″ x 0.2″ (36.3 x 23.6 x 0.5 cm), the Mobile Pixels Glance is incredibly lightweight and slim, making it the ideal solution for photographers who need a portable monitor on-the-go. Its compatibility with macOS and Windows machines with either HDMI or USB Type-C connection means that it will work seamlessly with your existing devices and workflow.

The monitor’s plug-and-play functionality ensures quick and easy setup, eliminating the need for any driver installations. The hybrid-signal solution is compatible with DP-enabled USB Type-C ports and HDMI ports, with an additional USB cable required for power delivery. The built-in dual speakers offer audio for reviewing video or listening to a tune or two, and the 3.5mm audio input allows you to connect your own headphones or speakers.


  • Decent screen size
  • Computer-powered portability
  • Highly portable design


  • Drains laptop battery
  • Limited resolution (1080p)
  • Restricted colour space

What is the Mobile Pixels Glance?

The Mobile Pixels Glance is a portable monitor designed to extend your laptop’s display, it’s compact size and weight offer convenience and versatility for photographers on the move. 

The monitor has two options for power, either through your computers USB Type-C or the mains with the plug and adapter supplied. If you have access to external power sources like a Bluetti power station, the monitor can serve as a large, easily adjustable external display for your camera. Compared to traditional desktop monitors or laptops, the Mobile Pixels Glance allows for easier positioning and movement, making it a valuable addition to any photographer’s toolkit.

The monitor’s full HD display provides vibrant colours and crisp visuals, enhancing your photography experience. Additionally, the landscape/portrait mode ensures you can view your images in the orientation that best suits your needs. 

Mobile Pixels Glance review

The HDMI and USB Type-C ports ensure compatibility with a wide range of devices, allowing you to connect the monitor to cameras, laptops, editing consoles, and more.

With its 60 Hertz refresh rate, 1920 x 1080 resolution, and 16:9 aspect ratio, the Mobile Pixels Glance delivers smooth performance and a visually appealing experience. 


  • Inbuilt speakers: Yes, Dual speakers
  • Orientation: Landscape/ portrait mode
  • Compatibility: macOS/ Windows
  • Connections: HDMI and USB Type-C Ports
  • Dimensions: 36.3 cm x 23.6 cm x 0.5 cm (W/ H/ T)
  • Weight: 0.95 kg
  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hertz
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9


The Mobile Pixels Glance portable monitor delivers on its promise of being a convenient, lightweight, and ultra-portable solution for extending your laptop’s screen space.

The small stand fold-down stand is a well-designed addition, making it easy to fit the monitor in tight spaces. The HDMI port enables direct connection to a camera, which is useful for a large live-view display during demonstrations. However, it’s important to note that it’s not designed for precise exposure and colour accuracy just as a handy aid and it will require external power in this instance to work.

Mobile Pixels Glance review

While the monitor’s colour space doesn’t cover Adobe RGB or P3, it still offers good colour representation, making it a valuable addition due to its convenience and discreet portability. The plug-and-play functionality simplifies the setup process, and the hybrid-signal solution ensures compatibility with a wide range of devices. As a photography tool, its pretty handy to have around both as an extension to your desktop and as a large visual aid when on photoshoots with others.

Final Thoughts

The Mobile Pixels Glance portable monitor is a worthwhile investment for photographers seeking a secondary display for multitasking purposes. While it doesn’t provide Adobe RGB or P3 colour profiles, its portability, compatibility, and convenience are undeniable useful.

One downside is that plugging the monitor directly into your laptop’s USB Type-C port may drain your laptop’s battery. However, during our testing with a MacBook Pro 16-inch M1, we found that the laptop maintained power for a good three hours of photo editing and writing.

Mobile Pixels Glance review

If the monitor could eventually support Adobe RGB or P3 colour profiles, it would become an essential photography tool. The Mobile Pixels Glance is a fantastic second monitor for web browsing, emails, documents, and tool palettes.