Lately some small LCD monitors have been showing up with USB ports on the back. The idea is that they can easily plug them into a laptop or computer as a second (or third) monitor for displaying something to keep an eye on without using up space on the main display. It is a pretty nifty idea, though I would have to really have a specific use in mind to purchase one.
This device lets you add that functionality to a standard monitor. As LCD monitors drop in price, more people find themselves with "left over" smaller ones as they upgrade to larger ones. Plugging in the Diamond adapter and connecting them to an available USB port will allow these older monitors to be used as secondary displays.
It is a nice idea, works well, and is reasonably priced. A good solution if you have a problem it can solve!
This is a very slick device. Measuring about 4 x 3 x 1 inches and weighing 5 ounces, this gadget plugs into a USB port on one side and into a VGA or DVI LCD monitor or Big Screen TV on the other. (You can also use an optional DVI to HDMI connector as well.) Resolution to 2048x1152 or 1900x1200 32 bit True Color is supported as is 1080p. No external power source is required, just a USB port that supplies 5v out, which nearly all recent computers provide. Multiple BVU195s (up to six) can be used. &nb … more
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Enhance your PC or Mac desktops video display capabilities in minutes without the complicated process of installing an internal graphics card. You can add up to 6 BVUs per system. Add 1080p output picture resolution. Play videos, DVDs and more on an additional LCD or Big Screen TV. Supports DVI or VGA interfaces providing high quality digital imaging up to 2048x1152 or 1900x1200 32 bit True Color resolution. Note: If your big screen TV or wide screen LCD does not support DVI inputs you can use an optional DVI to HDMI cable or adapter (not included). Until the release of BVU technology it was virtually impossible to add 3 or more displays to your Notebook, MacBook or Netbook. Now with the BVU195 HD Display adapter you can upgrade or enhance your existing video display capabilities for your Notebook, MacBook or Netbook by connecting to your big screen TV with 1080p output picture resolution. A USB graphics solution such as the BVU195 HD Display Adapter uses 80% less power than a discrete solution. Now, with USB graphics technology, notebooks are just as effective and easy to use with multiple displays as dedicated PCs.