OWC Introduces USB 2.0 Display Adapter - Easily Add Additional Displays To Macs & PCs

Increases productivity up to 50% For spreadsheets, multitasking, Photoshop, presentations, research, TV/video viewing, & e-mails Bus powered -- connects to any USB 2.0 desktop or laptop computer

Apr 28, 2009 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today the new OWC USB 2.0 Display Adapter, the easiest way to add an additional display to Macs and PCs via any standard USB 2.0 port. Functioning like a bus powered “external video card,” the OWC USB 2.0 Display Adapter adds an additional monitor to desktop and laptop computers that offer only one built-in display/video-out port. In addition, the adapter also eliminates the cost and hassle of installing a video card into a computer.

Single monitors often do not provide enough viewing area to display desired content; and since the OWC Display Adapter is lightweight and bus powered with no AC adapter needed, it’s easy to bring on the road. The OWC USB 2.0 Display Adapter makes adding an additional monitor to any computer an easy three-step process:

  1. Plug the OWC USB 2.0 Display Adapter into any of the computer’s available USB 2.0 ports.
  2. Plug the second monitor into the Display Adapter.
  3. Load the included driver software.

Clone Your Screen, Extend It, or View a Different Display – Supports up to Six Simultaneous Displays

The OWC USB 2.0 Display Adapter connects to HDMI, DVI, and VGA equipped displays (including the latest HD flat panel LCDs, standard CRT monitors, and projectors) in full 32-bit color at resolutions of up to 1600 x 1200. Up to six adapters can be configured to either clone a user’s primary screen or extend the desktop, allowing visibility of more applications at the same time on up to six individual displays.

Multiple Monitors Increase Productivity 10%-50%

Previously used primarily by financial traders, graphic designers, and video gamers, multiple displays are now a common requirement for modern, everyday computer users that require viewing a volume of personal content and websites simultaneously. Studies have shown productivity gains of 10% to 50% with multiple monitor use, because users are able to perform more work in less time and with fewer errors.

OWC USB 2.0 Display Adapter Multiple Display Uses:

  • Spreadsheets: view large spreadsheets across two screens with display continuity.
  • Multitasking: multitask more effectively without overlapping windows.
  • E-mails: open attachments on one screen while reading the e-mail on the other.
  • Reference: type documents on one screen while viewing reference material on the other.
  • Photoshop: design on one screen and use second display for Photoshop pallets/tools.
  • Presentations: use a laptop to run multiple screens during a large audience presentation.
  • Charts/Data: view investment charts and live market data at the same time.
  • TV/movies: view Internet TV or DVD movies on one screen and your desktop on the other screen.

The OWC USB 2.0 Display Adapter is ready to use straight from the box, so there’s no need to purchase anything extra. It comes complete with:

    • USB to DVI adapter
    • DVI to VGA adapter
    • DVI to HDMI swivel adapter
    • Four foot USB 2.0 cable
    • CD-ROM with user guide and software
    • One year warranty

Available immediately, the OWC USB 2.0 Display Adapter is priced at $99 MSRP from Other World Computing at Up to four adapters can be used with Intel based Macintosh computers running OS X 10.4 and later as well as up to six adapters on PCs running MS Windows XP SP2, Windows 2000 SP4, or Windows Vista with Aero support. For more information on the OWC USB 2.0 Display Adapter, visit:


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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