Minideck 3.0

USB 3.0 to DVI Display Adapter

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Overview


Easily add an extra monitor to your computer and enjoy the added graphics performance of USB 3.0 through a single USB port. Perfect for presentations and to improve productivity at work and play.

How it works

The Minideck 3.0 acts as an external graphics card. Meaning it is NOT a dedicated GPU. The actual video rendering is done by the computer itself.

Once the video is rendered by the computer, it is "encoded" through a proprietary algorithm that allows it to be sent via USB 3.0 without delay and it is then "decoded" by the Minideck 3.0's chipset in real-time.

New Chipset

Slow transfer rates can cause you to have choppy streaming and lag when watching video. By upgrading the chipset we have greatly increased the speed of the Minideck 3.0 by adding real-time adaptive compression technology. In order for your computer, the Minideck, and your monitor to transfer data, the data needs to be compressed. This process of compressing and decompressing data can affect your transfer rates. Real-time adaptive compression balances compression methods from moment to moment based on content, USB bandwidth, and CPU power availability to deliver a lag-free video output.

Drivers

After a one time driver installation the Minideck will work just by plugging it in. The driver is included in a USB drive, and the latest driver downloads are included at the bottom of this page.

More Screen Space

We live in the age of multi-tasking, and it's been proven that having more than one screen to multi-task can improve productivity. That’s what makes the Minideck 3.0 so great; you can easily add up to 6 monitors (up to 4 on Mac) via USB. Learn more about the benefits of multiple monitors.


Specifications

Mfg. Part Number

  • SW-30195

Brand

  • Sewell

Features

  • USB 3.0 Host Connection (Mini-B Type for Upstream Link, type-A for Downstream link)
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
  • DL 3.0 Video-Tuned Compression
  • Integrated DVI (with HDCP)
  • Protected video playback via HDCP 2.0
  • Sleek design and small footprint
  • Magnetic, allowing you to easily stack multiple units
  • Max Resolution: 2048 x 1152, and all standard smaller sizes including 1920 x 1080 (1080p: Full HD for HDTVs)

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum OS Requirements (PC): XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server,
  • Minimum OS Requirements (Mac): Mac OS 10.4 Intel Processors
  • (Note: i5 and i7 Processors OS 10.6.5 recommended)

Reviews

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Magic in a Box

More Better - 5/29/2014 12:40:54 PM

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Pros: Big fan of having extra monitors and this little box delivers with clear graphics. As an add-on hardware it was super easy to set up and no real issues for Mac user. Seems to be a little more expensive than the units at the store but Sewell makes quality products that work well.

Cons: As an add-on graphics card this product works well but there is some flickering around the edge of the open application when scrolling within an open window. This is a minor issue given what the magic box is being asked to do.

Other: Overall we are pleased with the product given it is impossible to added a second graphic card to a Mac Air. Rated at 4.5 (almost a 5).

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Couldn't be happier

ThomasFord - 1/10/2014 11:47:06 AM

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Pros: The Minideck 3.0 works. I use it to run a 2nd external monitor off of my laptop. I installed the software on the included usb flash drive, then hooked the Minideck up to my usb 3.0 hub. Now I have two 24" monitors side by side and I can't tell the difference between the one hooked up through the Minideck and the one hooked up to the HDMI port on my laptop.

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USB 3 connection is garbage on the board.

- 10/2/2017 9:46:00 AM

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Pros: Before the connection to the USB 3 breaks, the device works great.

Cons: The USB 3 connection to the Mini Deck is literally soldered on with 2 little tiny specs of solder. While just plugging in the USB some of these devices snapped right off. Others broke over time (minimal movement). We've had over 6 of ours do this.

Other:

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USB 3 connection is garbage on the board.

- 10/2/2017 9:46:00 AM

Before the connection to the USB 3 breaks, the device works great.

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Almost perfect

Chuck - 11/4/2016 10:34:12 AM

There is much to say for the Minideck 3.0 USB adapter. The package is smart and the magnetic stacking feature a nice touch. The video is sharp and clear. It is exceptionally easy to install.

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Good concept, Poor Design since the 3.0 cable

IT Specialist - 5/3/2016 5:31:24 AM

Display adapter easily adds extra monitors for a reasonable cost. Works well 99% of the time.

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Great for multi-monitor configurations

Anonymous - 6/9/2015 11:25:40 AM

Great for expanding your desktop to multiple monitors.

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Magic in a Box

More Better - 5/29/2014 12:40:54 PM

Big fan of having extra monitors and this little box delivers with clear graphics. As an add-on hardware it was super easy to set up and no real issues for Mac user. Seems to be a little more expensive than the units at the store but Sewell makes quality products that work well.

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Driver Downloads

Mac OSX Driver - Mac OSX Driver

Windows Driver - Windows Driver