So you have this super-awesome laptop that will play HD media and games on the highest setting without breaking a mechanical sweat, but the machine's only flaw is that it doesn't provide enough video outputs. Thus, you're stuck running a super-awesome multi-screen piece of software locked to only the laptop's built-in display and an HDMI-compatible monitor – you can't add a third screen without another port.
That's where Diamond Multimedia's DV100 comes in. As seen below, it comes packed with both DVI and HDMI (simultaneous) output ports and plugs into a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port. Users simply connect the device to their laptop or desktop, connect the DVI out to a secondary DVI-compatible monitor, and connect the HDMI out to an HDTV. If the laptop or desktop already has an additional HDMI port (and the GPU supports more than three displays), then users could possibly add a fourth display.
Diamond Multimedia's new dual-head adapter also supports 1080p output and six-channel audio. For consumers with older computers, the company still offers the USB 2.0 supported BVU195, allowing users to connect one display per device and up to six displays per system. Features include a 1080p output picture resolution, compatibility with all CRT monitors (up to 2048 x 1152), mirror and extended desktops, and more.
Also new to Diamond Multimedia's lineup is the WPCTVPRO, a wireless PC to TV streaming USB adapter. This package contains two components: a transmitter that plugs into a USB port located on a laptop or desktop, and a receiver that connects to an HDTV or LCD monitor. This setup supports a 30-foot range, 1080p Full HD, 5,1 digital audio, and 3.5-mm 2-channel stereo. It also supports multitasking, allowing the user to work on their laptop while streaming Netflix or YouTube to an HDTV.
"Diamond’s line of adapters allows users to add multiple monitors to a system for the best in productivity,” notes Bruce Zaman, CEO of Diamond Multimedia. "Gamers can utilize the technology to create the ultimate gaming station, while businesses can use the multiple screens to display web research on one screen with spreadsheets and other data on another for the ultimate multitasking."
The BVU195 suggested retail price is $69.99, and the dual-head version, the DV100, is priced at $79.99. Diamond Multimedia is also pricing the WPCTVPRO PC to TV bundle at $129.99.