Product Type: Belkin International in Output Accessories
Newest Review: ... cost was £5.30 including £2.00 delivery, not bad considering similar cables from imitation brands are available in PC World and Currys... more
Pick it up and plug in. For a fiver!
Belkin PC Monitor Cable
Member Name: JohnJoeSmith
Belkin PC Monitor Cable
Advantages: Cheap, great build quality, does exactly as it says
Disadvantages: White colour may clash with your black computer.
Thanks to some well timed bidding on eBay I had come into ownership of a 15" LCD computer monitor. Unfortunately I do not own a computer, instead only owning a lowly HP laptop. I tend to photoshop (try to at least!) my digital images and this was becoming a bit of a pain on my small laptop display. Now if only I could use my snazzy new monitor with my laptop... Enter the Belkin PC Monitor Cable.
After flicking through DooYoo I found some good 5-Star reviews for this product, a trip to Amazon and one DooYoo voucher later I was in possession of a 2m VGA cable. Total cost was £5.30 including £2.00 delivery, not bad considering similar cables from imitation brands are available in PC World and Currys for double that price. Any price savvy consumer who has bought computer peripherals will be aware of Belkin, they seem to have a foot in every door in the computer industry. They make audio cables, xbox accessories right up to monitor cables, usually up to OEM standards and typically at a fraction of the cost.
This monitor cable is no exception and comes out of the box ready to go in sturdy white rubber. It's hard to describe objectively but the cable feels well insulated and the connectors feel sturdy and weighty in your palm. There doesn't seem to be much penny pinching done here and they feel as good or better than the HP or Sony equivalent. Each connector comes with the usual thumb screws for security, my laptop lacks a connection for these but thankfully my monitor does. They are of the same high quality and allow very little play at the socket. My laptop lacking these connections actually works out as it allows me to connect and disconnect very quickly from the screen, and it also prevents me from forgetting it's attached and pulling the display off the desk when moving my laptop!
A problem with cheaper analogue cables is patchy signal transmission, I'm no visiophile (visual audiophile?) but I can't see any deterioration in the display quality over my laptop screen. Maybe it would show up for HD films or such but seeing as I watch those on my TV via a HDMI cable it's of little consequence even if it did occur. For editing photos and running slide shows it works just fine so I guess it ticks all my boxes.
As I said earlier, anyone who has bought after market computer parts will know Belkin and with good reason. Their parts and cables are of consistently high quality and low price, and nothing is new here. If you need a 2m VGA cable then you've come to the right place, hop on to Amazon and get one now. Five stars.
Summary: Great product, cheap price but top notch quality.
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