If you look at the back of desk of most non-OCD-afflicted PC gamers you’ll find a rats nest of epic proportions. We just don’t need more cables. When you start talking about a multi-monitor solution the situation worsens as you end up with another power cable plugging into an already-stressed power bar or UPS and yet another cable heading into the recesses of our towers. Enter the DisplayLink USB Powered HD Display. I’ve had my eye on one of these since I saw them displayed (a pun!) last year at CES, and now they’ve finally arrived. Check out the naughty bits:
Embedded with DisplayLink’s USB 2.0 graphics and connectivity technology for real-time video compression/decompression, AOC’s High Definition Powered Display is a mere 10.6 mm thick and is an energy saving “green” monitor running entirely on power delivered via a USB 2.0 cable.
AOC’s 22-inch USB Monitor offers impressive image quality with 1920×1080 resolution and 5ms response time. Supported on all leading operating systems, the monitor also comes with a convenient detachable stand that allows it to be used with or without the base like a picture frame.
Now they may be pitching this as a multi-monitor solution, but I see an alternate use – troubleshooting. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a USB monitor to plug into mom’s machine the next time she installs a dozen virus-laden toolbars rather than having to drag the cable off your own? Any way you slice it, these monitors sound pretty sweet. I’m going to request one to test, so stay tuned! In the mean time, check out out the Press Release below for all of the details.
Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming.
Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter.
Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 27 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).