Anyone used ScrCpy or Superbook for displaying camera display?

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Was looking for a solution to project my Android phone onto my computer screen second monitor.  Mainly so I can have a display of our Wyze security cameras while I am in our basement bedroom.
I found a nice piece of software that will project your display without the need for downloading and installing an APK called ScrCpy.  Works really well, the resolution is crisp and with minimal changes to your phone settings.  A huge plus in my book!
Then I found an application that will add a desktop environment on your phone, much like a Windows experience called Sentio.
Doesn't have a great rating on the Play store, which I try never to indulge anything that's under 4.0, but this was an exception to my rule.
With those two apps, I have a viable (Samsung Dex) desktop experience that I could control with my keyboard and mouse with very little issues.
That's when I saw the other product that Sentio manufacturers, called the Superbook.  For two price-points, of $130 or $199 USD, you can purchase one of the two models that will turn your Android phone into a laptop.
How many of us carry around multiple devices on a daily basis, and how awesome would it be to reduce that number?  Fewer things to keep track of, let alone a smaller environmental footprint.
I'm actually considering purchasing one of these and really put it to the test.
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  • kltaylorkltaylor Posts: 1,114
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    Marc said:
    Another possible solution...  I purchased an Amazon Echo device with display and use it as dedicated display (I was solving the same basement issue though for me its an office).  I made it a point to purchase cameras Echo supported but its worked like a charm.  It's a simple "Echo, show me the front door" for instance and it shows a live stream.  You could also just buy a fire tablet and achieve the same for as low at $40 dollars when they are on sale which seems to happen frequently.
    I like that idea too ... just need to budget it in and set it up.  My Amazon echo is a gen 1 device ...
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    Marc
  • MarcMarc Posts: 1,132
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    If you have a spare flat panel or monitor, pick up the lowest priced fire stick. Pug it in via hdmi and you will be rolling. I think they go for less then $30 (something like $24 or less from time to time. ). The sticks support Alexa and can show the same things the echos can Via built in Alexa support. .

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  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,132
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    Another possible solution...  I purchased an Amazon Echo device with display and use it as dedicated display (I was solving the same basement issue though for me its an office).  I made it a point to purchase cameras Echo supported but its worked like a charm.  It's a simple "Echo, show me the front door" for instance and it shows a live stream.  You could also just buy a fire tablet and achieve the same for as low at $40 dollars when they are on sale which seems to happen frequently.
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    kltaylor
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    Just modifying the title of this one @kltaylor to see if we can generate any user feedback on either of these! 

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