NEW VIDEO: Tech Choice USB-C to HDMI adapter

First world problems, amirite? You just got a nice shiny new laptop and want to connect it to a monitor. Sure, it has the ability to cast, but that doesn’t give you the fastest response and it’s silly if the laptop is right near the monitor.

More and more high-end laptops are coming with just one or two ports. This creates problems, but it also creates opportunities. Like the “dongle economy” created by smartphones, the “port multiplier” is quickly becoming a must-have for a modern laptop.

Take for example…

This USB-C to HDMI adapter from Solid Signal. Yes, it’s a one-trick pony. Plug one end into your computer and the other end into an HDMI cable. And that’s all you need to do. You’ll have instant connectivity with the lowest possible latency.

This adapter is inexpensive and small and does everything you need it to do. There’s not a whole lot to it, for sure, but what else would you need?

Cable connections are better than casting

Look, I’ll use the casting function of my laptop to connect to a TV I don’t normally hook up to. I’ll use it at a friend’s house or even in our Solid Signal conference room. But when it comes to making a permanent connection, I’ll take a cable any day of the week. The connection is instant and there’s never any issue with connecting. The cable stays out of the way when I don’t need it. I actually have a specific cable which I use only with this adapter. Why not? HDMI cables are so cheap, why not have an extra or two?

A light-hearted video

Our team came up with a light-hearted promotional video for this little product. It’s less than a minute and really gets the point across well. Take a look:

Once you’ve picked up one of these little adapters for yourself, you’ll want to get one for everyone in your circle of friends. After all, you’re not the only one who suffers from such “Modern Problems.”

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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.