Recommended Hardware i-tec USB HDMI 2x 4K Ultra HD Display Adapter

The i-tec USB 3.0 HDMI 2x 4K Ultra HD Display Adapter. 4k monitor support out of a USB 3.1 connector that can run for hours.

Recommended Hardware: i-tec USB 3.0 HDMI 2x 4K Ultra HD Display Adapter

I like i-tec stuff. You may not have heard of them, but their gear seems well screwed together and survives inhospitable environments – like the bottom of my bag – very well. They get stuff that hits highest specifications or newest standards to market quickly as well, which is always nice.

One of their little boxes of magic I’ve had in long term daily use is the i-tec USB 3.0 HDMI 2x 4K Ultra HD Display Adapter. Dual 4k over regular USB 3.1 seems impossible, but with the latest Display Link drivers and a half-way decent laptop it actually works fine. Note this isn’t going to give you the framerate you want for gaming, but even video plays acceptably well. It’s not just a handy thing for the bottom of the laptop bag, in extended use driving a 4k monitor it will happily run for hours and hours without overheating or in any way being unreliable. I mention this because not all connectors of this kind can manage extended duties without failing (I think, because they overheat). Like most quality gear, this is not the cheapest USB-to-video connector on the market, but if you want one that is going to meet all possible requirements, Just Works, and continues to Just Work after many hours, consider getting one of these.

Written on August 1, 2018