Desktop machines typically come with two or more display outputs right out of the box, but as the world becomes increasingly mobile, finding a way to plug in your extra display’s when using a notebook has always been a challenge. Sometime even if you’re fortunate enough to have a laptop with more than one output, they don’t all work at once. Thankfully Diamond has been hard at work on the problem, and late last week they let us know that their new lineup of USB powered display adapters are ready to ship.
Diamond claims the BVU165 and BVU165LT consume 80% less power than internal graphics, support both Mac and PC’s, and allow you to drive up to six external displays at resolutions of up to 2048x1152. These dongles are fairly compact, powered by any USB 2.0 port, and come ready to connect to any DVI, HDMI, or VGA capable display. We haven’t had a chance to bring these in for testing just yet, but if you’re on the hunt for a notebook multi-monitor solution the price seems pretty reasonable.
BVU165 – DVI, HDMI, VGA: $49.99 Each
BVU165LT – DVI Only: $39.99