Other World Computing (http://www.macsales.com)
has released the US$99 OWC USB 2.0 Display
Adapter, a solution for adding an additional
display to Macs and PCs via any standard USB 2.0
port. Functioning like a bus powered “external
video card,” the OWC USB 2.0 Display Adapter adds
an additional monitor to desktop and laptop
computers that offer only one built-in
In addition, the adapter also eliminates the cost
and hassle of installing a video card into a
computer, according to the folks at OWC. The OWC
USB 2.0 Display Adapter lets you add an
additional monitor to any computer in three
° Plug the OWC USB 2.0 Display Adapter into any
of the computer’s available USB 2.0 ports.
° Plug the second monitor into the Display Adapter.
° Load the included driver software.
The OWC USB 2.0 Display Adapter connects to HDMI,
DVI, and VGA equipped displays (including the
latest HD flat panel LCDs, standard CRT monitors,
and projectors) in full 32-bit color at
resolutions of up to 1600 x 1200. Up to six
adapters can be configured to either clone a
user’s primary screen or extend the desktop.
The OWC USB 2.0 Display Adapter is ready to use
straight from the box. It comes with: an USB to
DVI adapter; DVI to VGA adapter; DVI to HDMI
swivel adapter; four foot USB 2.0 cable; and
CD-ROM with user guide and software.