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Perfect Raspberry Pi monitor
on 1 September 2012
Naturally when you have a tiny Raspberry Pi, you start looking for equally diminutive accessories for it, and this Lilliput 668GL monitor fits the bill perfectly. Although I think designed for mounting on top of Digital SLR's when shooting video, the fact that it has a HDMI input makes it well suited to the RPi.
It comes with a sun shade (probably not that useful for RPi owners) and a handy little stand that screws in using a standard camera tripod size screw. The stand appears to have a self-adhesive base if you wanted to permanently affix it to something, but in my case I just use it as a desk stand.
A surprising extra bonus is that the flat battery plate on the rear of the monitor is exactly the right size to velcro your RPi to if you have a suitable micro case for it - all I need now is a 6" HDMI cable rather than the half metre one I'm using right now...
It's a versatile little monitor too - in addition to HDMI it has 2 composite video inputs on BNC and even component video - although the days of needing that, even in professional video land, are probably over. The additional inputs are nicely protected by some well fitting plastic dust caps which means for those of us just using the HDMI, everything else is well covered up.
The power adapter that arrived was US fitting, but there was a travel adapter in the box which works just fine - but perhaps hints that the unit wasn't originally destined for the UK market.
The monitor also comes with a little remote control that gives you easy access to a menu that lets you adjust colour temperatures, flip the image (handy if you are ceiling mounting it maybe) and various other functions.
All in all, I think it's a great little monitor for the Rasberry Pi and clearly has more traditional uses too.