Tapped out of video ports but want to add a new display? Gefen makes it easier with the new USB to DVI HD (http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=8863). This tiny, US$149 adapter comes equipped with one USB input and one DVI output. Any USB port on the computer can be used to connect a digital display using the DVI, VGA or HDMI format.
This enables laptops and computers with limited display ports to handle multiple displays without a dedicated DVI port. For professionals wanting an extended desktop environment, the USB to DVI HD offers plug and play connectivity with support for resolutions up to 1920 x 1200, 1080p and 2k.
Users have the option to select an extended desktop or have the USB-connected display mirror the main display’s content. Multiple adapters can also be connected to the same computer system, including six USB to DVI HDs for a PC and four USB to DVI HDs for a Mac.
The USB to DVI HD comes with one USB cable, one DVI to VGA Adapter and one DVI to HDMI Adapter. With the addition of the DVI to HDMI Adapter, for example, consumer televisions can be added to the computer system. According to the folks at Gefen, no extra power is needed to ensure crisp, vivid hi-def resolutions on the connected display(s). The USB to DVI HD can be used in hot-plug mode, without requiring a system reboot for improved performance in the field.