updated 04:10 pm EST, Thu December 17, 2009
Device allows extra monitors
NewerTech has launched the USB 2.0 Display Adapter, which lets people add an extra HDMI, DVI, or VGA display to a Mac. Each adapter permits one additional screen, up to a maximum resolution of 2048x1152. Macs can host up to four adapters, while Windows machines support up to six.
The adapter is bus-powered, and enables cloning and extended desktop modes. To connect VGA and HDMI monitors, users must attach a supplied secondary adapter. The product does not allow OpenGL acceleration, so applications that require Quartz Extreme, Quartz Composer or other related frameworks are not fully supported. Keynote, iPhoto and iMovie are all examples of affected programs.
The product requires at least Mac OS X 10.4.11, or Windows 2000 SP4/XP SP2. It is selling from OWC for $96.