StarTech - USB to VGA Multi Monitor External Video Adapter - Gray

Connect a VGA monitor for an extended desktop multi-monitor USB solution. The USB2VGAE2 USB to VGA external video adapter is the perfect multi-monitor VGA solution for office applications and Internet browsing The USB video adapter features a small form factor and enables a USB 2.0 port to be used with a VGA port. A cost-saving multi-monitor or dual display option that can be used as an external graphics card for either laptop or desktop applications. The USB video adapter can be used with up to four additional (five total) USB2VGAE2 USB video adapters, creating multiple VGA connections that can be used to further extend or mirror the desktop shown on the existing display - all without having to open the computer case to add extra video cards. Application Diagram Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
83% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 17)

Features


Functions: MultiView, Video Capturing

Maximum Resolution: 1600 x 1200

Standard Memory: 16 MB

Memory Technology: SDRAM

Host Interface: USB

VGA: Yes

Form Factor: External

Green Compliant: Yes

Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS

Limited Warranty: 2 Year


Customer rating

4.2
83%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother with it, buy another brand.

    Posted
    firesalt

    I bought this USB to VGA adapter to use for work for a 3rd monitor 3 days ago. After attaching it and installing drivers it worked fin, initially. I went to lock my PC and when I unlocked it the unit reset the resolution and set itself for mirrored mode. I updated the drivers to the latest ones from the website. Worked fine at first (again) until the screen saver came on or I locked the PC and unlocked it again... it would then flicker and move EVERYTHING off of that monitor. Fine I can live with that I suppose... I just won't put icons or windows or THE START/TASKBAR ON IT AT ALL when I lock it up or move them back when I need them. Today (3 days later) is stopped working entirely. I'm done with it. It never worked like it was supposed to and then broke 3 days into use. This is not a good product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great, easy to use but has limitations

    Posted
    DOakley951
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This device is great and works flawlessly, but I set it up for a client who uses (2) 27" monitors connected to his laptop. The native resolution of the monitors is 1920x1080 but the maximum resolution of this cable is 1600x1200 so the monitors have to run at a lower resolution which causes them to look a little distorted when compared to the native 1920x1080 monitors right next to it. Also, because of the refresh rate on the device you cannot watch movies, YouTube videos etc on monitors connected to this devices without the video flickering A LOT. These devices are great for static displays or displays which are not updated as frequently as a video image.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Crashed my Computer

    Posted
    Craigd1157

    Bought a new HP Laptop and purchased the adapter to use an external monitor. I loaded the drivers as directed from the manual. I restarted my computer as directed by the software and that is when the trouble started. The computer would not restart, no video, no nothing. Contacted Tech Support and 3 days later they returned my call. They told me to reload drivers from website. I again told them I had no video. She suggested I load it on another computer to see if I get the same problem. I told her I was not interested in having two computers in the shop. Waited too long to return to BB so I threw adapter in trash.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    Posted
    jeff3755
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Installation pretty easy but won't adapt to higher resolution monitors. Highest I could get it was 1680x1050. (I think it defaulted to 1600x900.) My monitor calls for 1920x1080 so the picture is slightly blurred, pages are slightly larger, and the page "swims" when dragged from the VGA screen to adapter screen side. It's viewable, just annoying. I use it for a business monitor but if you're a gamer, I wouldn't get this model unless your screen resolution is lower. Their Tech Support suggested a more expensive model (USB2VGATRO2).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    Marc03ser
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Products works great, Bought this for my home office to get the use of a third monitor. I have recommended this to many users that want to have a third monitor but want to keep costs low. Normally, I recommend using the monitor attached to this device for something like Email, or something that doesn't have a great refresh rate. Playing YouTube videos through this adapter are slightly choppy, viewable but not the best. Overall, very satisfied with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent! Easy to install

    Posted
    Sharon
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I have used a couple of different USB to VGA dual monitor devices and this by far is the easiest to use and works flawlessly. Some previous ones I tried "flickered" but this one does not....it is great and a real bargain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    psulion267
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    When I bought a new laptop, I didn't realize I wouldn't be able to connect my second monitor. So, I bought this adapter. Just plug it in, install the driver, and everything is ready to go. No problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what it should

    Posted
    Persch
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Needed to get a three monitor setup running on a Macbook pro that only has two thunderbolt outputs. This worked perfectly. Just remember to install the drivers before plugging in the first time.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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