ViBook: What Do You Get?
The ViBook from Village Tronic comes in a classy-looking package, which contains the $129 extender. Also inside is an adapter to connect the ViBook directly to the DVI port of a monitor and a short DVI to VGA adapter cable. There is a VESA mounting plate that lets you screw the device directly onto the monitor's mounting holes, which are standardized. And if that doesn't work for you, the adapter's mounting plate can be attached using included adhesive strips.
The ViBook has a rubberised lower surface to prevent it sliding around on the desk when not used with the VESA mounting plate or directly connected to the back of the monitor. Fortunately, the metal housing of the ViBook is finished in a stylish piano black, although this look will result in a few fingerprints when used in mobile conditions.
Included with ViBook is a driver CD, as well as the VT MultiDisplay software, which is available separately ($49) from Village Tronic. This software bundle facilitates administration of monitor profiles, wallpaper management, and the extension of the Windows desktop across different monitors as required.
ViBook Technical Data
|Dimensions:||70 mm long44 mm wide24 mm high|
|Connections:||Input: 1 x USB 2.0Output: 1 x DVI-I|
|Maximum Resolution:||1680 x 1050 (16:10)1600 x 1200 (4:3)|
|3D Support:||Windows Aero|
|Contents:||ViBook (1.5m USB cable)DVI->VGA cableDVI Adapter (male/male)VESA bracket2 x screws2 x adhesive padsDriver CDSoftware: VT MultiDisplay|
|Supported Operating Systems:||Windows Vista (32/64 Bit)Windows XP (32-bit)Windows 2000MacOS 10.4 IntelMacOS 10.05 Intel|
|Supported Features:||Hot-Plug, Hot-Unplug, Sleep, Hibernation|