Review: Capture Video with StarTech’s USB-C Capture Device for HDMI Video

Review: Capture Video with StarTech’s USB-C Capture Device for HDMI Video

Technology marches on, and with it come different solutions to age-old problems. Back in the “good old days” we needed solutions that could grab video from a low-resolution device like a VHS tape player, but now things have changed. Many video devices over the past 15 years have used the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) to transfer video to a display or other device, so capturing video over HDMI is a real need these days. StarTech’s new USB-C Capture Device for HDMI Video (US$259.99) is a very capable tool for capturing HDMI video to your Mac or PC.

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StarTech’s Sit-Stand Dual-Monitor Arm is a dependable, if pricey, alternative to a traditional sit-stand desk

StarTech’s Sit-Stand Dual-Monitor Arm is a dependable, if pricey, alternative to a traditional sit-stand desk

StarTech has released two new additions to its line of Sit-Stand Workstations: a monitor arm that attaches to a desk and a wall-mounted desk. I’ve had a chance to test drive the $520 Sit-Stand Dual-Monitor Arm, which lets you swing a workstation from left to right, up or down. 

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StarTech chassis is a solid expansion option for Mac laptops despite some video limitations

StarTech chassis is a solid expansion option for Mac laptops despite some video limitations

StarTech’s $316.99 Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Expansion Chassis with DisplayPort is a useful turnkey solution for those wanting to beef up the expansion options on their Mac laptop (or, okay, Windows laptops), though its video options are slightly limited. The chassis lets you add your choice of external PCI Express (PCIe) card to a laptop.

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StarTech launches Thunderbolt 3 PCI Expansion Chassis with DisplayPort

StarTech launches Thunderbolt 3 PCI Expansion Chassis with DisplayPort

StarTech.com has released the $317Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Expansion Chassis with DisplayPort, a turnkey solution for those looking to extend their laptop expansion options. The chassis enables users to add their choice of external PCI Express (PCIe) card to their MacBook or Windows laptop, and features a dedicated port for connecting a DisplayPort monitor. For additional scalability, the chassis also supports Thunderbolt 3 daisy chaining.

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StarTech’s Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station provides full power delivery and lots of connectivity options

StarTech’s Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station provides full power delivery and lots of connectivity options

StarTech’s $405 Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station with Full Power Delivery is one of the first (perhaps the first) docking stations on the market that provides full power delivery for Thunderbolt 3 enabled Mac and Windows platforms, so it’s perfect for Thunderbolt 3-equipped MacBook Pros. What does “full power delivery” mean? The StarTech device packs a 170W power adapter for efficient powering and charging (up to 85W).

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StarTech announces a Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station

StarTech announces a Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station

StarTech has released a $260 Thunderbolt 3 docking station with dual 4K 60Hz display support. It will harness the raw speed of Thunderbolt 3 by supporting two uncompressed 4K 60Hz (3840 x 2160p) displays or a single 5K 60Hz (5120 x 2880p) display, three USB 3.0 devices, Gigabit Ethernet, and stereo audio in/out.

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