Accell USB-C to HDMI 2.0 Adapter review
The Accell USB-C to HDMI 2.0 adapter works with any device that supports DisplayPort ALT mode (got USB C? you probably have that.)
It allows you to take a phone, laptop, or USB-C compliant device and broadcast video at 4K/60hz and up to eight channels of audio out via HDMI.
For what the Accell USB-C to HDMI 2.0 adapter does, it works perfectly as far as I can tell. For video configuration options going over a DisplayPort your OS will have to step up to make things look right, but that will be on your OS and not the adapter.
I plugged my HTC 10 in, phone rebooted and came up with the image on both the phone and the monitor I was using. No configuration or hoops to jump through. Just worked when plugged in. I will cop to having a rooted OS and a custom kernel, so your experience may vary.
These things are extremely handy when you’re going into a presentation with unknown resources (do they have a Chromecast? Will their WiFi work? Am I going to have to pass a laptop around a room?) and if you’re bringing the movies on date night being able to plug in and watch can be worth the cost because what else are you going to do? Talk? Hah.
Accell USB-C to HDMI 2.0 Adapter specs
- HIGH DEFINITION: 4K @ 60Hz with 8 channels of audio
- COMPLIANT with HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 1.3
- PORTABILITY: Self-powered, maximum power usage 5V @ 160mA
- COMPATIBILITY: USB-C Port with DisplayPort ALT mode
- WARRANTY: 2-year replacement
- Reversible USB 3.1 Type-C connector
- Approximate length: 5.9in (150mm)
Not as elegant as being able to wirelessly stream 4K content to a display on the other side of the room, but you never know what wireless limitations you’re going to run into in the field and this takes some of the guesswork and scrambling out of getting ready for a meeting or taming a group of toddlers with YouTube Kids.