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With a little help from Kensington's new Dual Monitor Adapter

Let's say that you've got a lot of files to work with on a daily basis and you need a lot of extra-desktop space (actually, a secondary desktop altogether). A second monitor would be the perfect solution to your problems, but, sometimes, installing such a device can prove to be pretty tricky, especially when your video card doesn't really have too many outputs. But how about something much simpler, something that uses the versatility of the Universal Serial Bus (USB)?

Well, that's exactly where Kensington's new Dual Monitor Adapter comes into play. Thus, this very tiny device works with any DVI or VGA regular or widescreen monitor and helps users connect up to six additional monitors to a single PC (by using multiple adapters, of course). The adapter supports widescreen monitors up to 1440 x 900 pixels and standard monitors up to 1280 x 1024 pixels in 32 bit-color. Furthermore, users can choose from several display modes, including mirrored desktop, extended desktop and primary display.

The USB Graphics Adapter (or UGA) from Kensington is based on DisplayLink's hardware and software, is powered by the notebook PC and slips easily into a briefcase or carrying bag, for anytime/anywhere connection to projectors, docking stations or desktop displays. So, it's no wonder that Dennis Crespo, DisplayLink executive vice president of marketing and business development, had only good things to say about the new product: "A USB graphics adapter (UGA) is the most affordable way to experience the plug and display simplicity of DisplayLink technology. Once people try the instant usability benefits of using multiple displays, they get hooked."

"With DisplayLink’s unique hardware and software, a second display is just a single USB connection away", added Frederic Frappereau, Global Product Marketing Manager at Kensington. "For $119.99, both Mac and PC users can enjoy easier multitasking, increased productivity and a more pleasing visual environment without having to install complex video cards."


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laptops have VGA ports... >_>
also: Matrox tripplehead2go for more than 1 monitor.
so i say its useless.
post #3 of 13
hmmmmm so it supports upto 1440x900 what about people on a 22" that default is 1680x1050

also wouldnt it lag due to USB' speed?
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For $120 why don't you just buy another video card? Kinda pointless at that price.
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EVGA has one that support 1680x1050:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...01001&ref=lmcd
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EVGA has one that support 1680x1050:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...01001&ref=lmcd
lmao @ first reviews "Cons: When it was plugged in, the internet an really slow, i don't know why but i sent display link an email about it."

It is late or does that anything to do with the monitor adapter? probably a dumnut not knowing what he is talking about
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laptops have VGA ports... >_>
also: Matrox tripplehead2go for more than 1 monitor.
so i say its useless.
cheap workstations with integrated graphics

not so useless anymore
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lmao @ first reviews "Cons: When it was plugged in, the internet an really slow, i don't know why but i sent display link an email about it."

It is late or does that anything to do with the monitor adapter? probably a dumnut not knowing what he is talking about
He might have a USB cable modem or wireless network adaptor. It's possible they were sharing bandwidth.
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It is pricey, but this is useful when you think about it.
If it was like a little less, I think the price would be more reasonable.
    
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So what about the EVGA UV Plus+? More options!
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