MyMac | October 3, 2014
Nemo's 2014 Hardware Accessory Roundup, Part 2: USB3 to HDMI/DVI Adapter and 15 inch MacBook Pro Vertical Docking Station
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This innovative and versatile new video adapter falls into the category of Where have you been all my life, and where were you when I really needed you? In five minutes you can unpack its three component pieces, download the necessary free software, and be viewing your Mac’s content on an external display that has either an HDMI or DVI interface.
DVI has been a common connection for years, from computer to external display, on both Apple and third party monitors. HDMI is standard on all current television sets.
Your external DVI display arrives from the factory with either a hard-wired or removable cable included, so if you have a DVI display you already have the correct fitting to work with this NewerTech USB adapter. Insert the HDMI tip on the extension segment into the main housing unit, and your adapter is ready for the DVI cable tip to be attached.
HDMI is the new frontier for external Macintosh displays. NewerTech does not provide an HDMI cable. You either have an extra one, or you easily and affordably can purchase one online.
NewerTech tells MyMac: We just updated the product page with a link to all the appropriate HDMI cable choices that will fill the bill; so anyone can do one-stop shopping.
Once your hardware is connected, the software is installed, and your computer is restarted, use System Preferences for both Displays Arrangement and Sound Output via the USB 3 adapter. It works! By default my HDMI display appears to the right of my MacBook Pro’s built-in display.
NewerTech’s handy printed Quick Start Guide has all the above information and more, including troubleshooting tips and technical support contact information. Once again, this company fills a need and creates a long-awaited solution.
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