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Adding A Second Monitor Was Never So Easy

Adding A Second Monitor Was Never So Easy

Kensington USB Monitor Adapter

By Luke Anderson

LCD monitors have really come down in price over the last few years. This is why more people are not only switching to them, but they’re also springing for more than one. It’s also very likely that this has to with the increasing amount of time the average person spends on their PC. If you’re someone that’s been thinking about adding a second screen to your setup, here’s something that might make it a little easier for you. It’s a USB adapter that allows you to hook up an extra monitor.

Why wouldn’t someone just buy a brand new video card instead of a USB device? Honestly, those that aren’t tech-savvy are almost terrified of opening up their case to add memory or an extra PCI card. It’d be like asking me to change my own brakes, it might be easy (according to some) but there’s no way I’m going to even attempt it. What’s really cool is that it is based on the DisplayLink technology which has come a long way. You can use some 3D programs like Google Earth and even Windows Vista Aero without issues. Don’t go trying to play any graphic-intensive games on it though, you’ll be sadly disappointed. For the $99 price you could get a halfway decent video card, but if you’re looking for ease of installation this little guy is for you.

[ Kensington ] VIA [ Pocket Lint ]







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  • dustin3000

    You know, not everybody uses desktops with interchangeable video cards. This would be great for people that use laptops.

  • http://www.microsoftweblog.com Jason

    Dustin3000, that’s exactly what I was thinking. Is there a limit to how many you can hook up to a laptop? Right now I’ve got a 2nd monitor, but I’d like to possibly add a third for when I’m in the office. If I could keep it plugged into a USB port replicator that would be perfect!