MCT USB 2.0 to VGA Adapter
13 Oct 11)
I found this baby in a surplus shop and had to try it out.
Basically, you hook it into a PC's USB port and you get a VGA display
that hooks cleanly into your Windows 2000, XP, or Vista desktop.
Note that I've seen this device on the web but listed as being made by
other companies. The actual manufacturer is Magic Control
Technology Corp. MCT has a decent web site for drivers, but the
bummer is the device itself doesn't have any identifying marks that
match MCT's driver list. So I took a wild guess and downloaded
the drivers for the UVA200. Turned out to be a good choice, as
the adapter installed perfectly on my Windows XP SP3 installation.
To get this thing working, download and install the drivers with the
adapter NOT plugged into the PC. After the drivers install, you
will be prompted to plug in the adapter. When you do, Windows
will find the adapter, load in the drivers, then prompt you to reboot
the PC. Go ahead and reboot. After the reboot (with the
adapter plugged in), Windows will do one last driver install and your
new VGA display will wake up. If you go to your desktop settings,
you will see an additional monitor available.
Because the VGA monitor is running through USB, do not expect to use
this adapter for gaming. If you want to do simple web surfing or
if you need a second text editing or dev screen, this adapter will work
Just for grins, here is the UVA200 driver from MCT for this
adapter: Driver for
MCT USB 2.0 to VGA adapter