The game-changing stacked monitor transforming my home setup—find out why

One of the most straightforward methods to enhance efficiency, whether at home or in the workplace, is to integrate a second monitor into your setup. Increased screen real estate allows for a more comprehensive view of your workspace and reduces the time spent toggling or flicking through different screens to find what you need. While any of our top monitor selections will suffice for improving your setup, I have been experimenting with something a bit unique over the past few weeks.

Living near London, I don’t have the luxury of space, which means I have a smaller desk tucked into a corner of the house, away from the rest of the family. While I would love to use the Samsung Odyssey OLED G9 49″ Curved Gaming Monitor, similar to Tom’s Guide’s computing editor Dave Meikleham, it’s just not practical. Enter the Geminos(T) Dual Stacked Monitor from Mobile Pixels.

Vertical stacking

The Geminos(T) half extended on its stand

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The “T” in the name comes from the fact that, with the right drivers installed, you can use the touchscreen functionality of the bottom monitor. Even if you want to stick to using a mouse and keyboard, there’s ample flexibility because the base station doubles as a peripheral hub.

There’s a pair of USB-A ports, ethernet and 3.5mm headphone as well as an SD/TF card reader and twin USB-C and HDMI ports to handle the video connection. If you need to charge your laptop from the stand, you can do so via a 65W USB-C pass-through.

Moreover, there’s a webcam situated at the top and a couple of speakers fitted into the stand — although the audio quality isn’t great. It would be better to reclaim desk space by bringing in one of the best computer speakers instead.

How I’ve used it

Geminos(T) monitor in use

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Since incorporating the Geminos(T) into my home setup, my productivity has doubled. I have switched back and forth between using the bottom and top monitors with a single laptop and have even used twin laptops, each connected to a different display (along with a pair of wireless mice and a quick-switching Bluetooth keyboard for input). Due to the limited availability of ports and dongles for my office-issued laptop, I have not yet utilized both displays running simultaneously from the same machine. However, I am sure I will in time.

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