Stick out your arms. Grab an imaginary screen. Now rotate it by 90 degrees. Congratulations, your fake screen is now in a portrait mode.
Quite a lot of effort, wasn’t it? Wouldn’t it be nice if your screen could rotate itself at your command? Well now it can.
Rotato (pronounced potato), is a motorised monitor mount which plugs into your PC via USB, and automatically rotates the screen at the press of a designated hotkey.
The USB cable supplies all the power it needs, and it’s able to reverse itself if it detects a napping cat (or any other obstacle) in the way.
We know what you’re thinking. There are plenty of screens which rotate, but where’s the fun in using your arms like some sort of technophobic caveman?
Standard, manually rotating monitors also don’t automatically adjust the OS’ screen orientation either, which means you have to manually tweak the display settings each time.
Rotato on the other hand, allows the OS to automatically adjust its screen each and every time it rotates, letting you lord it over your regular monitor-toting mates.
Sure you could just use software like this to rotate the display orientation with a keyboard shortcut, but you’ll be living a lie, and you know it.
If you do decide to take the plunge and fork out US$50 (almost S$70) for Rotato on Kickstarter, then we suggest you pick up a strip of blue neon LEDs to go with it. If you’re going to do something after all, do it properly.