ASUS found a way to make the bezels disappear in a multi-monitor setup
Note: This article was first published on 15th January 2018.
Having three monitors is awesome, but the bezels do still get in the way of total immersion. That said, ASUS has come up with a way to make those annoying bezels go away, and it’s actually quite a creative solution.
The Bezel-free Kit, as ASUS is calling it, comprises vertical lenses and mounts that are meant to be attached to your gaming monitors at a 130-degree angle. The lenses then blend the display image and refract, or bend, light in a way that helps the image flow more naturally from one screen to another.
This creates the illusion of using a single, ultra-wide, curved display, and the coolest part is that the above mechanism is really all that’s at work. There’s no need for software or a separate power supply for the kit.
There are of course certain caveats. For instance, you’ll obviously want the monitors to be the same size, and if possible, the same model, for the best effect. In addition, ASUS cited the kit as working with a range of “thin” bezel designs, so it seems like it won’t be able to work its magic if your bezels are just too thick.
All things considered, the Bezel-free Kit is a nifty tool that addresses a problem faced by a very niche audience. Not many will have use for it, but for those running multiple monitors, it seems quite worthy of consideration.
ASUS says it’s looking at a release sometime this year, but there aren’t any details on price yet.