Thursday, December 8th 2011

StarTech.com Launches its USB 3.0 to HDMI and USB 3.0 to VGA Display Adapters

StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts has announced the release of the USB 3.0 to HDMI/DVI Adapter (SKU: USB32HDE) and USB 3.0 to VGA Adapter (SKU: USB32VGAE), which leverage the high-bandwidth (5 Gbps) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface to deliver smooth, high resolution content to your HDMI/DVI-capable display (HDMI to DVI Adapter included), or VGA display, respectively.

The new USB 3.0 video adapters function as external graphics cards that can be used to extend a desktop to double your workspace for increased productivity, or mirror a primary desktop, showing the same image on each display.

“Our primary goal with the release of the USB 3.0 video adapters was to harness the high-speed capability offered by the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface to support high display resolutions up to 1080p/1920x1200” said John Mardinly, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com. “The transfer speed capability of USB 3.0 ensures smoother imaging than USB 2.0 video adapters, with faster video playback, and more responsive performance from office or business applications, which presents creative ways to use a secondary monitor or multiple displays on a computer.”

Features and benefits of the new USB video adapters include:
  • Support for SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (5 Gbps) Interface host connections, backward compatible with USB 2.0 (performance limited to USB 2.0 speeds)
  • Support for display resolutions up to 1920x1080
  • Includes optional HDMI to DVI-D Adapter, for use as a USB 3.0 to DVI-D adapter (USB32HDE only)
  • Supports Mirrored, Extended or Primary display configurations
  • Driver software supports display rotation
  • Supports the Windows Aero interface
  • Supports 2-channel (Stereo) audio (USB32HDE only)
  • Supports the use of multiple USB 3.0 video adapters on a single system (up to 5)
These new adapters are available from leading technology resellers including Insight, Dabs, Amazon and Box.co.uk and will also be distributed by Enta, Ingram Micro and Micro-P.

MSRP for the USB 3.0 to HDMI/DVI Adapter (USB32HDE) is £89.99 GBP in the United Kingdom.

MSRP for the USB 3.0 to VGA Adapter (USB32VGAE) is £91.99 GBP in the United Kingdom.
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3 Comments on StarTech.com Launches its USB 3.0 to HDMI and USB 3.0 to VGA Display Adapters

#1
TRWOV
Did they claim to be the first too? :laugh: Still too expensive.
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#2
Kreij
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In the third paragraph is says support high display resolutions up to 1080p/1920x1200
In the bulletted list it says up to 1920x1080

Which one is it?
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#3
hhumas
expensive and nice gadget
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