I have lots to post about related to my recent vintage / retro computing adventures, but in the meantime here’s iPadOS on a CRT.
It’s actually kind of nice! The biggest downside, however, is that the CRT only ran at 1280×1024@60Hz. The resolution is fine, but the refresh rate is quite low for a CRT – my eyes wouldn’t be able to handle it very long. I’ve always been sensitive to rates lower than 85Hz on CRTs.
The hardware to make it work:
- A CRT.
- An iPad.
- An Apple Digital AV adapter which has HDMI output, such as this USB-C one.
- An active HDMI -> VGA adapter such as this one (it has to have external power).
- A USB hub is nice for wired peripherals, but optional. I have a wired Microsoft Optical mouse with a Keychron C1 (reds) connected in this video.