Century Japan has released a handy 4.3″ USB LCD monitor. The unit is designed as a secondary display with the extra functionality of a stand-alone photo frame. Imagine you’ve been hard at work all day, but you’re expecting a specific email or IM. You’re tired, and want to go sit in the recliner you have in the room. Rather than having to pop up to your desk every time you hear your email/IM notification sound, just look over at the small LCD display sitting beside you. That’s just one example of possibilities the monitor can offer. The WVGA 800 x 480 display does not require a power supply because it is powered by the USB bus (one less cable). Its brightness is rated at 200 cd/m3, and it uses LED backlighting. The Century Japan LCD will be available for purchase in mid-November for about $199.