Based on 354 reviews
Works great, but could be even better

So far Luna Display is working well allowing a 27” late 2012 iMac to serve as the main display for an M2 Mac Mini. A feature enhancement that would make the setup even better would be access to the iMac camera and microphone from the Mini. Seems silly to see a web cam sitting on top of an iMac! Since Luna already allows access to the iMac’c keyboard and mouse, I’m hoping it would not be to difficult to add the feature. Thanks!

It does exactly what it says on the tin!!

My 2013 iMac has found a new life as a second monitor powered by my Mac mini and the Luna dongle. I even still have access to all my documents on the iMac which I hadn’t counted on. I had two days when for some reason it wasn’t working, but Astropad's support was swift and supportive. Great product!!!

Old iMac refurbished.

I bought this Luna Display to allow me to upgrade to Apple’s new Apple Silicon iMac Mini. Intel chips are no longer used being used and support is being phased out.
But I loved my old 27 iMac inch screen.
Luna display has helped a lot and I still have my 27 inch iMac screen in HD. I use the headless mode. Was able to figure it out with my original peripherals (Magic Mouse, keyboard) and my HDTV with HDMI hookup to get started. Astropad’s email help was great and patient. Although there is some lag I was able to decrease it to 1 or 2 msec using a high quality Ethernet cable. (Low quality cable was 5-7 msec).
My wife is pleased as we share the iMac desktop. She didn’t want 2 screens. I also have access to the old hard drive in the IMac …through iCloud mostly. I may end up with a 2nd screen but then I can use my iMac screen in addition. Win/win. Great option.
Still early but I am hopeful.

First product that accurately mimics writing with pen on paper on the iPad

Given my past experiences with writing on the iPad, directly, and with a few different screen protectors meant to mimic analog writing, I was a bit skeptical whether Rock Paper Pencil would make a noticeable difference. I must say I was very pleasantly surprised by how much of a difference it made! The combination of tip and screen is the closest to natural writing with a pen on paper that I’ve ever experienced on an iPad. I’m not sure I could tell which was which if I did a blind test. Pretty impressive!

Almost as important to me, I really like how the screen is designed to be easy to put on and take off. I often leave the screen on since it doesn’t impede iPad use in any way, but when watching movies or looking at photos it’s so nice to be able to quickly remove the screen and just have the iPad glass.

Well done Astropad!

Great Product

I’ve been using my Luna Display for a few weeks now. I use it with my Studio Mac and a 2015 iMac - I could not justify buying a Studio Display at £1500 when I had a perfectly good screen (2 in fact!) on two older iMacs. It’s great not to have to throw away a perfectly good screen. It keeps the 5k Retina display if the OS is not too old. There’s the teeniest tiniest bit of lag but after a few minutes you adjust and it’s not even noticeable, but you cannot use it to work in video or to watch any video/stream tv etc. As a designer I find it perfectly okay to use the iMac as my main screen using Adobe. Obviously there’s a set up and a daily launch of the apps etc but it’s quick, no big deal at all, you do need a secondary screen to be able to set up the software, but I have a two screen set up anyway, just a cheap monitor will do the job. I use a USB connection between my two Macs, it’s much better than WiFi alone, and any niggles or questions I had I contacted the Astropad Customer Service Team. They are very thorough and helpful. Thanks to Ashley for helping me out on a couple of things. All in all I think it’s a great piece of kit and shame on Apple for not making it possible for customers to use the iMac screens themselves - it’s so wasteful and not at all environmentally friendly! I hope to get a few years more use out of my iMac in this way, it also doubles up as storage with its 1TB hard drive. Thanks Astropad!

Game changer

This product really changes the dynamic as far as using an iPad as a replacement for my trusty old paper notepads.

Great Option for Alternative Setups

I bought the luna display to be able to use my mac mini aware from the desk once my wife started working from home and we needed more office space and I wanted to free up the monitor we have for her to use. I work a lot from a 12.9 inch ipad pro, but need the computer for a handful of tasks that the ipad can’t handle. Wired, using the ipad as primary monitor works fantastic and with the size of the mac mini, I can actually take this when I travel for work with no problems at all. Wireless, there’s just a little too much lag to be functional. . . I use it to get by with my ipad pro as primary when I’m too far to be wired, but it drives me a little crazy. What I would love is an option to reduce screen resolution or quality to get faster refresh rates for a smoother experience.

The cool part is making my mac-mini a touch screen using my ipad and having a mechanical keyboard that can switch devices - I can jump from luna display running my mac on ipad to actually using ipad apps easily. All in all, it is a great option for alternative set ups for flexibility.

Only reason I knocked it down to 4.999 stars is due to having to restart the app often when I’m trying to connect after the computer sleeps. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t connect (even though the peer to peer recognizes that it is wired via usb). It is a bigger problem for me because if the ipad doesn’t connect I have zero chance to get it connected because I am only using 1 ipad as a main display. Having to shut down and reboot the computer is not ideal.

Luna Display works!

I have an iMac 2008 and an iMac 2022. I encountered a small problem while installing Luna Display but it was easily resolved once I referred to the website for help. Luna Display works flawlessly on my Macs. It is easy to use.
I’ve set up my older Mac to run either IOS or Ubuntu. There is no problem with Luna Display when I switch from Ubuntu back to IOS. Great hardware!

It really works!

I'm someone who likes a lot of grit on my screen protectors and thus has to buy a new set of pen tips each month and not only has the Rock Paper Pencil tip solved that (thank goodness) the screen has maintained that nicely scratchy ballpoint pen on paper sensation after over a week of consistent usage! To be honest, I'm surprised it works as well as it does. Surprised but pleased.

Just like paper

I am still trying to believe that I am writing on iPad. The feel is just like writing with paper and pen. The touch effect on iPad is little different but will get used to eventually

Exactly what I was looking for.

I love my Apple Pencil but drawing on glass wasn’t quite working out. The screen was easy to install and the feeling of paper feels more natural than Wacom tablets. Well done!

Best Screen and pen tip yet

Really enjoy the screen pad and pen tip. As ive tried most on the market. I always keep the screen on as i use it all day. It’s definitely hard to see the iPad screen when outside in daylight. Even at full brightness.

App Is Excellent When in Use, But Overall, Not So Much

While Luna Display is a 5-star app when in use, it can not handle transitions very well. For this reason, I have to take away 2 stars. For example, I have my primary Mac transition to a screen saver or turn off altogether after 5 and 10 minutes of non-use, respectively. When I want to resume using my primary Mac, the majority of the time app is frozen or gives an error message, and I have to close it and reopen it for Luna Display to show my primary Mac screen on my secondary screen (iMac). For me, this is an annoyance that is almost too much. I sure hope Astropad will dedicate the resources to solve this issue.

Mats second look

✅ okay pure help


Best screen protector I have ever used and the pencil tip is like using a real pen/pencil. I highly recommend

Just what I need

I’m really enjoy draw in my iPad 11 with the Darkboard. It’s very comfortable and flexible.

Perfect solution

I’ve always wanted to use the paper like screen cover, but never liked how it changed the colors. This magnetic cover and pencil tip combo is perfect and made me switch to using my iPad as my full time notepad.

five star

Works Very Well!

Very easy to use. The company is very responsive, GREAT to work with!!!

Great Solution !

I’m using :
- an old iMac end-2012 21.5’’ under MacOS Mojave 10.14 with its dedicated old magic keyboard and trackpad
- a Mac mini M1 2020 under MacOS 13 Ventura connected to a TV as single display unit through a direct HDMI cable, and its dedicated wireless magic keyboard and trackpad
- a Macbook Air M2 2022 13’’
- a wired LAN managed by a router
- a SATECHI Thunderbolt-4 Slim Hub connecting the Macbook Air to the Docking Station
- a Display Link compatible Docking Station, connecting the Thunderbolt Hub to the wired LAN and HDMI/DP monitors

I plugged the LUNA DISPLAY hardware on the Mac Mini to use the old iMac as secondary display. I plugged the LUNA DISPLAY hardware on the Thunderbolt Hub to use also the old iMac as secondary display of the MacBook Air. I was very glad to find that everything works perfectly. And not only the iMac display but also the iMac keyboard and trackpad are operating fine as secondary devices.

I'm very happy with my purchase. I do enjoy LUNA DISPLAY.

I LOVE these!

I wasn't sure about the magnetic screen protector, but now I'm thinking about all the times a sticky screen protector has let me down either through installation or bubbles that just don't go away. This is awesome! Also, I think the combo of the protector and Pencil tip create a very realistic pencil/paper feel.

The best iPad accessory for artists yet!

What can I say? This is the screen protector that I’ve been waiting for! This is incredibly well thought out design. Along with these specialized pencil tips, the screen experience truly mimics the touch, feel, and experience of working on a paper surface. As an artist, this is a game changer! The highest marks I award on this. Bravo!

Actually very nice

Better than I expected. Used other similar product, but this one is quite good. Definitely use iPad Pro + Pencil a lot more now. Helps me think as I write plans for the day, etc.

Amazing quality, value and function!!!

Delivers exactly the paper-like performance I’ve always dreamed Apple would offer - and at an amazing price!!