Diamond Announces USB to Display Adapters

Diamond has announced the arrival of a USB adapter that terminates in DVI. Not only does it have a DVI output, but users can also just pop DVI-HDMI or DVI-VGA adapters onto it and drive those displays. The BVU165 should consume up to 80 percent less power than a laptop or desktop integrated graphics card.

Using these adapters, users can connect up to six displays. While obviously requiring a USB port and an adapter for each display, the adapters do support up to FullHD resolutions. They are also driven by only USB 2.0, not USB 3.0.

The device will be released in two variants, the BVU165, which is the adapter by itself, and the BVU165LT, which comes with an HDMI and VGA adapter. The two devices will be priced at $39.99 and $49.99, respectively, and should be available as of today at authorized resellers.

DIAMOND BVU165 HD USB VGA/DVI/HDMI External Video Display Adapter

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  • 256054 said:
    The BVU165 should consume up to 80 percent less power than a laptop or desktop integrated graphics card.
    If power consumption is the only consideration then that would suffice but I suspect performance is more important for most people. I'm waiting for USB 3 devices.
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  • To be honest, this ain't a big selling feature. If I need to plug my computer to another monitor or projector, there's usually another power outlet available for my laptop (as there's a power outlet for the projector or monitor or tv). I won't be running off my battery for this.

    What's more useful for this adapter is for multi monitor setup with more than dual monitors.

    Diamond Multimedia has released a USB adapter which allows users to connect monitors, TVs and projectors through a USB 2.0 interface.

    127377 said:
    256054 said:
    The BVU165 should consume up to 80 percent less power than a laptop or desktop integrated graphics card.
    If power consumption is the only consideration then that would suffice but I suspect performance is more important for most people. I'm waiting for USB 3 devices.
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  • Diamond already makes these. The "big deal" is that this one does DVI, HDMI, and VGA from one unit instead of 3 separate ones like they had previously.
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