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NewerTech launches USB 2.0 Display Adapter

updated 04:10 pm EST, Thu December 17, 2009

Device allows extra monitors

NewerTech has launched the USB 2.0 Display Adapter, which lets people add an extra HDMI, DVI, or VGA display to a Mac. Each adapter permits one additional screen, up to a maximum resolution of 2048x1152. Macs can host up to four adapters, while Windows machines support up to six.

The adapter is bus-powered, and enables cloning and extended desktop modes. To connect VGA and HDMI monitors, users must attach a supplied secondary adapter. The product does not allow OpenGL acceleration, so applications that require Quartz Extreme, Quartz Composer or other related frameworks are not fully supported. Keynote, iPhoto and iMovie are all examples of affected programs.

The product requires at least Mac OS X 10.4.11, or Windows 2000 SP4/XP SP2. It is selling from OWC for $96.

by MacNN Staff



  1. cal6n

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not actually much use...

    [QUOTE] This release does not support OpenGL acceleration (3D hardware acceleration) so therefore applications and features that require OpenGL, Quartz Extreme, Quartz Composer and other framework based on OpenGL will not be fully supported. Examples of such features are Keynote Presentations, iPhoto Slideshows and iMovie.[/QUOTE]

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Because the only thing macs are good for are slideshows and presentations. Oh, and games.

    And all that quote means is that they won't work as well as on your main display. For example, your whiz-bang keynote presentation won't have some of those fancy transitions. But if that's a killer on your presentation, you may want to re-think your topic.

  1. bjojade

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not just transitions

    Actually, with some applications it will only show as a black screen. This is a good solution for a 2nd display for other things though. Such as a screen that holds your calendar, for example. Anything that's using high demand video is going to suck up CPU power in a major way.

  1. thebiggfrogg

    Joined: Dec 1969


    "Re-think your topic"

    That should be on young Testicles tombstone.

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