There are loads of USB-C to HDMI adapters on the market — so which should you choose? Right now, we’re recommending one above all others: the VSeven USB-C to HDMI Adapter. Here’s why.
All USB-C to HDMI adapters aim to accomplish the same goal: connect a device (smartphone, tablet, MacBook / laptop, desktop) with a USB-C port to a display (TV, monitor, projector) at the highest resolution and frame rate possible.
Right now, the maximum possible resolution and frame rate possible over HDMI is 4K at 60 frames per second. Thankfully, each of the four USB-C to HDMI adapters we stock meet that threshold, so they’ll work at the highest resolution and frame rate possible.
If both your device and your display support 4K at 60 fps you’ll be able to achieve this maximum; otherwise you’ll get the highest common supported resolution and frame rate, e.g. 4K at 30 fps or 1080p at 60 fps.
(There are a wide range of devices that support 4K video at 60 fps, including the Retina MacBook Pro released in Late 2013 and later, the Retina MacBook Pro released in Early 2016 and later, the Mac Pro released in Late 2013 and the iMac released in Late 2014. Apple has a nice support page on this here. Some Android phones, Windows laptops and other devices also support 4K / 60fps; search online for the name of your device plus “4K 60fps” for more info.)
Value for money
As each of our USB-C to HDMI adapters support this maximum resolution and frame rate, that means they’re functionally equivalent — so the most important deciding factor becomes price.
Right now, the VSeven USB-C to HDMI adapter is on sale for just £19.99, a full 33% off its purchase price. That makes it the best value option by far.
Of course, you don’t have to take my word for it — take a look at our full range of USB-C to HDMI adapters for yourself!
We hope this article was helpful. If you have any questions or comments, please share them below. You can also take a look at our recommended range of USB-C multi-port adapters, which includes hubs with HDMI!