What are the best HDMI to USB adapters?

USB (Universal Serial Bus), as its name suggests, is a universal connector in terms of display options. Make sure you get the best 4K display out of your monitor, and the first step is getting a legit HDMI to USB adapter. Here are some adapters suggested by our users whether you use the Type A or C.

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    #1Plugable USB3-6950-HDMI

    Plugable USB3-6950-HDMI

    The Plugable USB3-6950-HDMI is an adapter that features two HDMI 2.0 ports that provide full support to two external HDMI displays with a maximum resolution of 4K. It compatibly works on Windows 10, 8.1, and 7.

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    Dylan Bates
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "Ideal for achieving ultra high-definition outputs. Great for connectig two or more monitors with a resolution of 2160. Experienced a bit lagging when dragging browser with a lot of displayed photos but understandable because usb 3.0's speed is limited. 60hz rate is acceptable"
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    #2Cable Matters 201053-SIL-N

    Cable Matters 201053-SIL-N

    The Cable Matters 201053-SIL-N offers a data transfer rate of up to 10Gbps through the USB Type-C docking station and a 4K display. It is also compatible with Windows PCs with Thunderbolt 3 and laptops with USB-C port.

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    Anthony Dunn
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "This functions both as HDMI to USB adapter and a docking system. I must say it allows for shifting from 4K display to HD mode. My tip is if you wanna maximzie higher transfer rates, use HD mode."
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    #3Plugable UD-3900

    Plugable UD-3900

    The Plugable USB 3.0 is a universal laptop docking station for Windows. It is compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, and XP drivers. The USB graphics require a dual-core 2GHz processor and a 2GB RAM.

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    Dennis McCoy
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "You can actually connect multiple monitors through this. Plugable has always been a trusted brand for cables, adapters, and docking system. 6 usb sockets are a plus for me. Although, this is not compatible with mac."
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    #4LENTION USB-C Adapter

    LENTION USB-C Adapter

    LENTION USB-C Adapter is compatible with MacBook Pro, MacBook 12, Chromebook, Dell XPS and phones like Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8, LG, G5, and Mate 10. 

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    Carl Ryan
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "If you are looking for an HDMI to USB adapter that compatibly works with Apple devices such as your MacBook air (or ipad ir, yes, I have tried this on my ipad air and it worked), I am recommending this one. Been connecting my Mac to my desktop monitor and i have never encountered a problem with it. Btw, I used to have the plugable adapter but then I lost it somewhere so I decided to get his. Pretty affordable compared to other brands."
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    #5Plugable TBT3-UD1-83

    Plugable TBT3-UD1-83

    The Plugable TBT3-UD1-83 is a single-display docking station. It has two Thunderbolt 3 ports that allow for additional displays to be connected.

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    Hu Li
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "Okay, this docking station has 3 usb ports which makes it convenient if you are connecting 1 or more displays or other external hardware. Secondly, I love that it supports MacBook Pro and other thunderbolt 3-enabled laptops. That's all."
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    #6Cable Matters FBA_201018

    Cable Matters FBA_201018

    The Cable Matters FBA_201018 is an HDMI to USB-C cable manufactured by Cable Matters. It can connect to any device that has a USB or HDMI port. It can support up to 4K resolutions.

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    Jerry Beck
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "My favorite thing about this is it works with some android Samsung phones. In case you wanna know what laptop i am using this for, I am using HP Elite X2. And for my phone, I use Samsung note 8."
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    #7CHOETECH CH0018

    CHOETECH CH0018

    The CHOETECH CH0018 is an HDMI to USB cable manufactured by CHOETECH. It can connect to any device that has a USB or HDMI port. It can support up to 4K display resolutions.

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    Kathleen Hopkins
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "When you use this, you won't need to use an additional external hdmi 2.0 cable. One cable is enough for all transmissions and transfers. Recommended HDMI to USB cord!"
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    #8Plugable UD-ULTCDL

    Plugable UD-ULTCDL

    The Plugable UD-ULTCDL is a display docking station that is compatible with USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 systems. It is enabled for host-charging and equipped with 2 video ports for HDMI and DVI/VGA.

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    Austin Lucas
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "My only complaint is that it is NOT COMPATIBLE WITH MY MACBOOK. i dont know if i need to update my OS to Mojave? SOmeone pls help. Still, helpful hdmi to usb for my windows desktop."

Summary

Best What are the best HDMI to USB adapters
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Plugable USB3-6950-HDMIElectronics 16 Paid
2Cable Matters 201053-SIL-NElectronics 11 Paid
3Plugable UD-3900Electronics 6 Paid
4LENTION USB-C Adapter Electronics 5 Paid
5Plugable TBT3-UD1-83Electronics 3 Paid
6Cable Matters FBA_201018Electronics 1 Paid
7CHOETECH CH0018Electronics 1 Paid
8Plugable UD-ULTCDLElectronics 1 Paid
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