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We’re all used to connecting monitors to our computers via connections such as VGA, DVI, and HDMI. But USB? Monitors with a USB connection are rare and often provided lackluster performance – but the technology has moved on since then. Are they now a viable option? Today we’ll find out.

We’ll be taking a look at the AOC E1659Fwu, and at the end of this review, you’ll be able to enter for a chance to win one!

About The AOC E1659Fwu

The AOC E1659Fwu is a 16″ USB DisplayLink monitor that only needs a USB connection to function. There’s no conventional VGA, DVI, or HDMI port, nor is there an additional power cable used to power it. The USB connection does it all. While it works best using the available USB 3.0 connector, there is also a USB 2.0 connector that can be used with older computers.

The monitor is easily installed – all you need to do is install a driver and then plug it in.

The underlying technology is called DisplayLink. With this tchnology, the CPU and GPU are used to create the images that need to be sent over to the monitor. It then compresses the images, sends them over the USB connection, and a chipset in the monitor decodes those images and displays them.

Competitors

Surprisingly, there are still only a few USB-powered monitors available that can be considered as competitors. These include the Philips 221S3UCB and the DoubleSight DS-90U. Out of these, the AOC E1659Fwu has the smallest price tag, and sits in the middle of the pack in terms of screen size.

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In The Box

aoc-boxed

In the packaging, you’ll find the monitor, the USB cable with both 3.0 and 2.0 connectors, a protective pouch, and a CD with drivers. You should ignore the CD, however, because it’s always best to download the latest drivers from the Internet anyways.

aoc-box-contents

There’s plenty of styrofoam that keeps the monitor protected, so it can definitely take a beating in the box without getting damaged.

Design

Once you take it out of the box and take off all the plastic wrapping, you’ll see that the monitor is very simple. The 16″ display comes with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is somewhat mediocre, but most likely a trade-off with performance.

On the front, there are no buttons whatsoever. Neither are there any on any of the sides, but you will find two rubber feet on two different sides. This enables you to use the monitor in either portrait or landscape orientations.

aoc-monitor-back

In the back, you’ll find a stand that you can pull out to keep the monitor upright in both orientations, and there are holes which you can use for a standard VESA mount.

aoc-monitor-kickstand

Build Quality

The build quality isn’t something to brag about. The device is sturdily put together, but the plastic components feel very cheap in your hands, and there is definitely some creaking around the edges. It is a cheaper option compared to the competition, so that’s not a big surprise.

Installing Drivers

Installing the drivers is a simple affair. Just download the latest version from the AOC website, and install them by following the setup instructions. This will only install the bare driver – there are no additional utilities.

AOC expects you to use your system tools to configure the additional monitor. This method makes setup easier as it’s likely that you’ll already be familiar with your system, but it lacks any advanced features. However, this monitor isn’t intended for power users who like to tweak – it aims to be a simple additional monitor which you can plug-and-play.

The monitor supports both Windows and Mac OS X with downloadable driver packags for each. Unofficially speaking, there’s supposed to be support on Linux for the monitor as well since it uses DisplayLink technology, but I tried and wasn’t successful.

Performance

As mentioned, the 1366 x 768 pixel resolution was probably a conscious decision for the sake of performance. Even when using USB 3.0, the performance was decent but not fantastic. AOC claims that the monitor supports up to 60 Hz, but playing videos or simply moving the mouse around the desktop showed that it wasn’t buttery smooth. There’s a very slight stutter that isn’t really annoying or a problem, but it’s obvious that it’s not as silky smooth as your main display.

That being said, performance is good enough for videos and movies which don’t go over 30fps anyways. The only downside to the monitor, once again, is that with the supported resolution you can only play 720p videos. 1080p videos are playable, but they won’t look any sharper than 720p ones.

aoc-monitor-macbook-comparison

You can in theory play video games on it, but it’s only acceptable for casual gaming. Frame rates are unlikely to go past 30fps – so in other words, Solitaire should be no problem, but Battlefield 4 needs a better monitor for sure.

The monitor can be used as the primary display if you’d like. It just falls under the same performance restrictions — in other words, it’s still better for productivity rather than gaming even if it’s the only active display.

If you use the USB 2.0 connection, expect the performance to decrease even more. I didn’t have any USB 2.0 ports to test it out with, but I’m sure that it won’t perform nearly as well as via the USB 3.0 connection.

Display Quality

The display quality isn’t great either. The colors are faded (which isn’t surprising considering it has a 500:1 contrast ratio) and each pixel is clearly visible without having to get extremely close to it. Everything is identifiable and text is legible, so the quality isn’t horrid – but if you’re looking for accurate representation with vivid colors and deep blacks, you’re not going to get that at all.

aoc-usb-monitor

Additionally, you can’t change the display brightness of the monitor. There’s no way to control this via the operating system (besides the main display if you’re on a laptop), and there are no buttons on the monitor either. Somehow, I found this to be a major flaw that I wish could be fixed. AOC says that the brightness averages to about 200 cd/m^2, which means that it’s pretty bright – approximately 3/4 of the maximum brightness of most monitors.

Conclusion

The AOC E1659Fwu is best described as acceptable, but not recommendable except for certain scenarios. It isn’t bad for something that only needs a USB cable to run, but it’s still not great. Primarily, this monitor might be ideal if you simply need a quick and simple monitor on-the-go and don’t have any major expectations out of it. I do enjoy the fact that you can power and use it using a single USB connection and nothing else. But otherwise, you’d be far better off with an actual monitor that uses a VGA, DVI, or HDMI connection as a second display for a home setup or some other semi-permanent or permanent solution.

Our verdict of the AOC 16" USB Monitor:
MakeUseOf recommends: Don’t buy it, unless you really need an on-the-go monitor and have no expectations of quality.
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The Winner

Congratulations, Rachel Bonneau! You would have received an email from jackson@makeuseof.com. Please respond before June 11 to claim your prize. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

Send your products to be reviewed. Contact Jackson Chung for further details.

  1. VS S
    September 1, 2015 at 4:12 am

    i was using AOC before, i could not stand for the image lagging. Then my friend introduce me Gechic portable monitor series. I love it so much. It is really designed for on-the-go people like me. HDMI/VGA input, light and thin for maximum portability. Check out their official website: http://bit.ly/1PQjZbw

    • Mihir Patkar
      September 1, 2015 at 7:29 am

      Why would portability be so important in a monitor?

  2. Morrison
    May 31, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Second screen for word processing, viewing largely static webpages (which is sounds like this display can handle) can't go a miss.

  3. Michelle S
    May 31, 2014 at 1:41 am

    I could definitely use a second monitor when I'm working remotely.

  4. Rose F
    May 30, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I have to multi-task from home to earn a living so the 2nd Monitor would speed up productivity.

  5. kishan
    May 30, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    i want to win coz i found this gadget very useful :)

  6. Helen
    May 30, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Yes - split screen work for design and planning, as well as working on other projects that need more screen space!

  7. Bill Fleet
    May 30, 2014 at 3:39 am

    Almost all the time.

  8. Denis Barthel
    May 29, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    hat soeben fröhlich und gut gelaunt mitgemacht ?

  9. vimm
    May 29, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    in the living room

  10. Rebekah Ballingall
    May 29, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I need a spare monitor so I can have two things going at one time on full screen rather then split screen

  11. Becky Downey
    May 29, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Sometimes I work away from the office, so this would be good!

  12. raymond crisostomo
    May 28, 2014 at 10:56 am

    yup if im on traffic always

  13. Omar Jones
    May 27, 2014 at 10:29 am

    It would be perfect for web browsing while I play my vids and movies on the primary display!

  14. Wei Lian Leong
    May 27, 2014 at 12:25 am

    I need it everyday. Makes programming so much easier.

  15. Mary L Cottingham
    May 26, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Any time I travel for work...

    At my desk, I'm used to primarily working on one screen and keeping my email/IM software open on the other. I don't have the real estate to do that when I'm on the road. It sounds like this would be perfect place to put Outlook and Jabber while running ArcGIS and other apps on the main screen of my mobile workstation.

  16. Jarvis J
    May 26, 2014 at 7:13 am

    with it i can get a large screen if having a laptop with smaller screen.like i do

  17. Fred B
    May 25, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I would really like to win this monitor it would keep me occupied for quite some time working out how best to use it to my advantage

  18. Scott
    May 25, 2014 at 3:04 am

    My wife often wants to see something on my monitor so I could set up the separate monitor to face her rather than having to stop working and turn my monitor towards her.

  19. Boris G
    May 24, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    When I'm in space, guys, I need a nice little monitor to carry around... no good dragging a huge screen into the open!)

  20. Carol O
    May 24, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I would use it while dining out, hopefully it will hook up to wi-fi. I would also take it with me if I had to go into the hospital because I have MS. Thank you for all the great contests you put out!!

  21. toni
    May 24, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    In the car if we get lost and are phones died!

  22. Michelle Lee
    May 24, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I'll need it when I go out and do my school project with my friends.THanks for the giveaway ^^

  23. Kelly Rivett
    May 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    I constantly work on the road,
    you really can't imagine my load.
    I could be in the middle of a farm,
    a quarry, a beach or even a barn.

    Portable technology is really a need,
    so I can achieve my work and really succeed.
    A tiny netbook really doesnt work,
    as the screen is so small it sends me beserk.

    Something like this screen will take the pressure off,
    and won't want to make my boss throw it in a trough.
    He will be able to see when I mean,
    when I point to information on the screen.

  24. Zeus A
    May 24, 2014 at 8:36 am

    watching a movie

  25. Ren
    May 23, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    I use dual screens pretty much on a daily basis - this would be amazing to use a bit more portably/

  26. Milana
    May 23, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Portable monitor would be great to use at uni because it's not as heavy asa laptop but still has all the features I need!

  27. Amit Konstabler
    May 23, 2014 at 7:08 am

    watching a movie on a trip with my smartphone

  28. Nurul Azziera bt Mohd Jafri
    May 23, 2014 at 4:43 am

    This is a requirement for me coz I need it to easier my life. I can find the information on the web, or just find some entertainment on a boring day. But I really wish it would be mine :)

  29. Michael
    May 23, 2014 at 2:48 am

    Helper monitor for my netbook!

  30. Daniel G
    May 23, 2014 at 2:46 am

    for work or for personal entertainment

  31. Shelly Herzhaft
    May 23, 2014 at 1:22 am

    many times wished I had a portable monitor, visiting my mom and when watching tv

  32. Chris P
    May 22, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    gaming it would be amazing

  33. mahesh
    May 22, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Well while watching movies in bed and showing something to my students(m a teacher)..

  34. Barbara C
    May 22, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    yes, because i am losing my eyesight, when i am in the hospital at a patient and i take my lap top i need a protable bigger screen to see with. babscorbitt at gmail dot com

  35. Radite P
    May 22, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    AOC monitors positioned as an additional monitor for business presentations and for multi-screen applications such as heavy users of social networking, photo editing, and the use of spreadsheet applications that need a more extensive.

  36. Srikant M
    May 22, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    A portable monitor could come in handy when you're travelling or going on a short trip wherein it would be cumbersome to carry your (heavy) laptop. The monitor could serve as a companion to your smartphone/tablet.

  37. Maribel
    May 22, 2014 at 7:21 am

    I need one rightnow bec i dont have a laptop or a tablet, i only have a phone.

  38. Vironica M
    May 22, 2014 at 5:10 am

    I need monitor for my macbook air 11"

  39. Herman S
    May 22, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Thank you for the giveaway. I need monitor for my notebook companion

  40. kevin
    May 21, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Watching a movie in bed. I would love to have a portable monitor for in bed. Or in the car.

  41. Rick McClenthen
    May 21, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I can think of many times I could use a portable external monitor when I Skype, when the majority of the family members/friends are huddled around my small laptop screen.

  42. Bube
    May 21, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Yes,it would be awesome to have this computer :)

  43. bioadam
    May 21, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Dual screens are how I get my work done. A second monitor for my laptop would be the best!

  44. Fahmi Herlambang
    May 21, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    yes i do :v

  45. Roberto Rother
    May 21, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Yes, whenever I'm using my smaller laptop, and would like to have a bigger screen, eg when watching a movie, working on spreadsheets, etc.

  46. souhail
    May 21, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    yes a portable monitormeans clearer screen and better watching of videos

  47. Taylor H
    May 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    When I'm working on a speadsheet on my 10" netbook, this monitor would be useful.

  48. nicole g
    May 21, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    as a busy working mom could bring this all over with me! Awesome

  49. Mithun
    May 21, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Could be useful in web programming

  50. adithya
    May 21, 2014 at 11:28 am

    its always nice have a extra moniter

  51. Karin Shaim
    May 21, 2014 at 11:25 am

    well, it would be awesome since I could use it in school!

  52. ryo
    May 21, 2014 at 9:32 am

    when i saw an email from my phone and need to work it immediately. I don't want to run back home or office to have better view from my PC or laptop.

  53. Toms T
    May 21, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Multitasking - comparing ir reading information from one source while writing to another needed things.

  54. Marko G.
    May 21, 2014 at 7:47 am

    For Programming

  55. PrinceR
    May 21, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Multitasking on my laptop without having to minimize windows

  56. Joanne S
    May 21, 2014 at 6:27 am

    It would be great for a monitor for my sons computer. portable second monitor.

  57. Bailey T
    May 21, 2014 at 4:26 am

    A portable moniter would be incredibly useful for things like live-streaming and presentations. While live streaming I often think I could use a second monitor. For presentations, having a tablet-thin teleprompter style moniter would be incredibly helpful and would allow significantly more freedom of movement than a laptop.

  58. Tina F
    May 21, 2014 at 4:22 am

    For a portable second monitor would be great

  59. Antwone
    May 21, 2014 at 4:10 am

    What I need is performance and Mobility .

  60. Marie R
    May 21, 2014 at 2:52 am

    A second monitor would be useful at work when I'm constantly working between my local machine and a remote desktop connection.

  61. jeff
    May 21, 2014 at 2:05 am

    at the moment i can't think of a reason for a portable monitor

  62. Azmi A
    May 21, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Here is my chance to replace my old monitor

  63. Mere Verzi
    May 21, 2014 at 12:47 am

    For a portable second monitor. :)

  64. Youssef Azza
    May 20, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Indeed this would be useful !

  65. Chris R
    May 20, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    For a portable second monitor.

  66. Kurt Liget
    May 20, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    This would be useful.

  67. Lyndsey Skidmore
    May 20, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    When I go out of town on work placement training courses... Im in class by day and studying in a hotel room by night!

  68. Cora R
    May 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    can think of many times it would come in handy.

  69. Corry Flegg
    May 20, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    I would make great use of a portable monitor when editing photos, recording music, or programming.

  70. Endracion
    May 20, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I can think of plenty! I've often found myself hoping I could use a second monitor on the go, since at home/work I make use of 3 monitors. There's always a good reason to throw something on the second monitor!

  71. Travis Faulkner
    May 20, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Yeah I think I could use one. I'm a radio reporter and have to edit audio and write at the same time so that would be awesome.

  72. Scott Clute
    May 20, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    This would be helpful to do video editing, or drafting on the road.

  73. Rozlind A
    May 20, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    watching movies on the laptop

  74. Madhur Tewani
    May 20, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Easy way for presentation at a place where projector is not available or not possible due to lighting conditions (outdoors), this USB powered portable monitor will be a boon.

  75. Sean M
    May 20, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Could I use this? Not really, but since you're giving one away....

  76. filip adrian
    May 20, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Super gadget!

  77. Nick K
    May 20, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I've got dual 1920x1080's set up, and they are mostly fine, but a third, smaller monitor would actually be very useful for certain things.

  78. Sabin1981
    May 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    I'd use this for a bartop arcade cabinet o/

  79. Gaurav Bhargava
    May 20, 2014 at 11:51 am

    anytime I am making a presentation

  80. Nikica T
    May 20, 2014 at 8:00 am

    for qucik presentation on the go and watching movies

  81. Malhar Ujawane
    May 20, 2014 at 4:41 am

    Being a college student from small country like India, its difficult to manage to get a projector as an allowance from college. So a portable USB monitor would be a great perk, and would allow me to use it on the go and deliver presentations more effectively.

  82. Jim Reliand
    May 20, 2014 at 3:55 am

    Would be useful when working on merpultiple spreadsheets. Or spreadsheet on one and ERP or email on the other.

  83. Tawnda M
    May 19, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    A portable monitor would be awesome for those times you want to share a video while visiting someone... but they don't have a computer... Just plug the whatever in to this baby & you don't have to feel bad about the tiny screen...

  84. Kendra D
    May 19, 2014 at 11:59 am

    To be able to zoom in on text or other websites for low vision users

  85. Boris Kuznetsov
    May 19, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Super gadget! Let's hope ...

  86. Louis Smith
    May 19, 2014 at 8:50 am

    The purpose of video editing, photography editing, or both but on separate displays in order to increase my productivity.

  87. kelly nicholson
    May 19, 2014 at 7:19 am

    ILL THINK OF SOMETHING

  88. Chona Gomba
    May 19, 2014 at 6:54 am

    When you're in a class and teaching and the projector decided to not work and you really need to show a slide show to your students..

  89. Elizabeth S
    May 19, 2014 at 2:13 am

    It would be great for watching movies or videos.

  90. Hunter
    May 19, 2014 at 1:30 am

    A portable monitor would be great for BYOC competitions, power-user college students, instant multitasking at work... Personally, I would use the display for online TV streaming while doing other things on my main screen (laptop). It's great for comparing websites, documents, or looking through manuals/DIY though,

  91. Suresh K Volam
    May 19, 2014 at 1:09 am

    While on the move.

  92. professandobey
    May 18, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    This could be good for getting a lot of work done in a coffee shop.

  93. Carl D
    May 18, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Just when you want to show many people a video

  94. Reed Marshall
    May 18, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    when designing with CAD

  95. Priyanshu
    May 18, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Better FOR Laptops to extend its display for BETTER view of Presentations or Excel Documents.
    As it is portable

  96. ruksana
    May 18, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    For entering sweepstakes :)

  97. Joanna
    May 18, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    It would be great to have an extra screen for when I have more than one window open.

  98. Juliana ALmagro
    May 18, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Watch movies

  99. Himanshu Sharma
    May 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Multi Tasking on Laptop!!!

  100. Mehul B
    May 18, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    For playing games...........

  101. Adly A
    May 18, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Watch Tv series. Yep. :)

  102. paulie
    May 18, 2014 at 11:14 am

    just for general multi-tasking

  103. Prayag Verma
    May 18, 2014 at 11:02 am

    AOC 16? USB monitor would be the best for watching movies

  104. Sebastian Short
    May 18, 2014 at 9:03 am

    to watch movies using a pi

  105. Merchant_9@yahoo.com.au
    May 18, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Watch movies and play games!!

  106. Myra V
    May 18, 2014 at 7:30 am

    when I'm watching a video or movie. even when using skype

  107. Jon D
    May 18, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Not likely for me to need one

  108. Alan Tong
    May 18, 2014 at 3:19 am

    When I want to stream movies or TV shows... or having multiple windows open.

  109. nikki robak
    May 17, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    to watch movies outside

  110. Catherine R
    May 17, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    For watching movies on a bigger screen than my laptop.

  111. Daniel
    May 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    wich is the price?

  112. Alessio A
    May 17, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    I would use it for dual screen to record my songs or photoshop, so I can do everything faster :)

  113. Bharat P
    May 17, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    I Love watching Movies, and unfortunately I dont have a great screen on my Laptop, AOC 16" USB monitor would be just the idle mate for my laptop :D

  114. Zsolt J
    May 17, 2014 at 11:59 am

    I do not have an extra monitor at home, so when I'm working from home, I could sure use the extra monitor, to be able to do my job just as in the office

  115. Rafael Kireyev
    May 17, 2014 at 11:09 am

    small but outside office presentation

  116. Gerald S
    May 17, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Out at the shack.

  117. ?? ?
    May 17, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Plug in my android mini box. :)

  118. Mark Hansen
    May 17, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Nope, I can't. A friend of mine does though.

  119. Ms Terry Ash
    May 17, 2014 at 4:34 am

    Need an extra monitor when doing an installation for a client via the Cloud.

  120. Moja M
    May 17, 2014 at 4:08 am

    When I'm about to get sleep, I can use the monitor. :)

  121. Igor S
    May 17, 2014 at 3:20 am

    yes, I can

  122. David Smith
    May 17, 2014 at 2:56 am

    This might work with my Raspberry Pi if I can get drivers to work or just as a second monitor off my Win 8.1 desktop or laptop.

  123. Peter H
    May 17, 2014 at 2:28 am

    When I need to show off.

  124. lp
    May 16, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    when I need an extra screen. thanks

  125. cong
    May 16, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    I WANT TO WINNN

  126. E
    May 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    yes I can!

  127. Vjosan
    May 16, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    I need a portable screen for multitasking.

  128. Shanaan Cameau
    May 16, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    give my smartphone a bigger screen

  129. Skimminok
    May 16, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Suppose I need withdraw a photo or video from my smartphone on a big screen. Then the monitor may be useful :)

  130. Kathy Kuykendal
    May 16, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I need a second screen for my laptop and also need it for my tablets.

  131. Raazan M
    May 16, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Maybe, dunno.

  132. Stephen
    May 16, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    I can think of several instances. I do a lot of tech work with various charities, and having a portable monitor might be a very handy device!

  133. Lusia M.
    May 16, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I would use it with my laptop - I often use a second screen.

  134. Ruven
    May 16, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    For streaming.

  135. Neil John Ocampo
    May 16, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    When multi tasking, and multiple viewing, editing videos and stuffs.

  136. JTT
    May 16, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I need a portable monitor for multi-tasking.

  137. Terry M
    May 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Hook it up to my Raspberry Pi :)

  138. Prabhdeep S
    May 16, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    It would be helpful when I am with someone and while one of us want to see a movie and the other one wants to read a book or work on something. Also, while multi-tasking, one screen can be useful for one thing like making notes and searching a doubt on Google while watching a video lecture on the other screen.

  139. Lester
    May 16, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    When someone stepped on my wife's laptop and cracked the screen!

  140. Chris Deese
    May 16, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Not really...

  141. peppe
    May 16, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    It's usefull with an android minipc stick!

  142. Anuj S
    May 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Would love to try that out myself! The only issue with me would be the lag but since don't plan on getting one for gaming, I guess I can put that somewhere else and hook it up with a mini PC. :)

  143. Roman V
    May 16, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Testing an appearence of website on the portable one, while working with the code of website on the second :)

  144. Krzysztof K
    May 16, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    two screens are very comfortable, good idea

  145. Rich
    May 16, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    No

  146. Jeremy Dixon
    May 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Yes, for working on two different programs at once!

  147. Lev
    May 16, 2014 at 11:53 am

    This kind of monitor in handy and helpful doing presententaions from any device with mall screen!

  148. Dorothy H
    May 16, 2014 at 11:38 am

    When I need a bigger monitor for my phone to watch a movie.

  149. Jono M
    May 16, 2014 at 11:22 am

    when you need a bigger screen to show something than you currently have with you such as from phone on to screen

  150. Valery Ramirez
    May 16, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Yes, when I developing software at the house of a friend

  151. John G
    May 16, 2014 at 10:35 am

    no

  152. Timothy C
    May 16, 2014 at 8:22 am

    When I'm too lazy to get out of bed and want a screen I can sit in front of me.

  153. Luca B
    May 16, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Great as portable second monitor for any pourpose.

  154. Paul Y
    May 16, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Good for impromptu monitoring in a teaching environment...

  155. Aleksandr Ch
    May 16, 2014 at 6:22 am

    I need a portable monitor for making presentations

  156. Vadim
    May 16, 2014 at 6:07 am

    For programming, a second monitor is welcome.

  157. Jenny
    May 16, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Yes! When I am following a Youtube tutorial for cooking, doing my hair, etc!

  158. Denis
    May 16, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Best piece of iron, excellent lipstick in the mirror

  159. Victor Obizuyk
    May 16, 2014 at 5:29 am

    I could use it for a bigger screen

  160. Mukola Obizuyk
    May 16, 2014 at 5:27 am

    I need to when working on spreadsheets.

  161. Chris P
    May 16, 2014 at 5:20 am

    I would need a larger screen to watch videos from smaller devices.

  162. Anthony
    May 16, 2014 at 5:10 am

    It be great to extend the netbook / Chromebook's monitor

  163. Ravi
    May 16, 2014 at 4:16 am

    it will be helpfull for all activities which involve moving !! ;) for me it will handy for watching movies comfortably at my bed !!

  164. Pam P
    May 16, 2014 at 3:41 am

    I could use it for a bigger screen! Would be awesome!

  165. Herb
    May 16, 2014 at 2:47 am

    I need to when working on spreadsheets.

  166. Gibran R
    May 16, 2014 at 2:23 am

    When I want to watch a film while trying to do homework at school :P or when I'm trying to show someone some videos without having to stop working on my laptop.

  167. Cybelle Oliveira
    May 16, 2014 at 12:41 am

    I can use for everyday use

  168. D-J Russell
    May 16, 2014 at 12:21 am

    So you can hook it up to your phone or tablet & watch films on a decent sized screen.

  169. Stanthur Hippolyte
    May 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    would be great for my car diagnostics.

  170. Daniel G
    May 15, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Browsing facebook while working

  171. Scott H
    May 15, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    I think it would be handy at a hackathon for team programming.

  172. Bogdan
    May 15, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    At work.

  173. Dmitriy S
    May 15, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Watching live stream video.

  174. Sergey
    May 15, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Best for class presentation.

  175. Brady W
    May 15, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    No, but would be much better than my current 19" 45 lbs. CRT monitor lol.

  176. Louise McNicol
    May 15, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Yup, I'm always trying to do loads of stuff at once, to-ing and fro-ing, rather than tabs it would be fab to use 2 monitors at once

  177. Rory
    May 15, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    It would be handy at work for extra screenspace

  178. Sam K
    May 15, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    I can use a portable monitor for everyday use. very useful

  179. Michael
    May 15, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Or use it for quick designing work. Even consulting with Power Point slide deck.

  180. Mike Bisceglia
    May 15, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Anytime a second display is needed, or to replace a primary display that's broken on a laptop.

  181. Carol Robertson
    May 15, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Danny Stieben, there is no such word as anyways. The correct word is anyway.

  182. nitin hassija
    May 15, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    When you are out with friends and every one would like to view pictures, videos or any media, instead of looking at the phone and passing on, we could really make use of a portable monitor.

  183. Jim Morgan
    May 15, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Great for sharing.

  184. Gaurav K
    May 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I need a portable monitor for making presentations when I have to travel or for watching movies when I go on a vacation with my friends.

  185. Ramon Martinez
    May 15, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    It really would be helpful to have a second monitor handy especially if you love multitasking.

  186. Jenny N
    May 15, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I could use it when homeschooling my children. My son would love use of this extra monitor.

  187. djw
    May 15, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Will be great when I need a second screen for multitasking

  188. Charlz Vic Perez
    May 15, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Best for class presentation.

  189. Victoria Jose
    May 15, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    2 screens for the win for me!

  190. Zyra Anne Perez
    May 15, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    When Im testing an environment!

  191. Julie Gonzales
    May 15, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    WHen Im in a deserted place like a toilet!

  192. Kany Vic Perez
    May 15, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    When my laptop monitor broke down!

  193. Isaac C
    May 15, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    When sharing monitor with friends

  194. Grigas Saulius
    May 15, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Watching a movie and working, working with 2 word documents at once, playing games on laptop and friends watching movie on portable monitor (if that's possible)

  195. Denis K
    May 15, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    navigate through the network while sitting on a comfortable couch is much better than every day to sit at the same computer desk

  196. Martin
    May 15, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Constantly Hot-desking! Requires one of these.

  197. Peter N
    May 15, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    It'd be great to have the productivity boost of multiple monitors when I'm on the road!

  198. Rebecca P
    May 15, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Cooking while using recipes!

  199. Ted W
    May 15, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    reading with friends?

  200. Tejash C
    May 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Watching a movie in another room so that the kids are not disturbed!

  201. Mihir C
    May 15, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Watching a movie in toilet!

  202. Darlene
    May 15, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I'd add it to my tablet to use explorer and chrome without having to close screens!

  203. Svetlana L
    May 15, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I'd use it together with my main screen.. suppose when you're working and same time you need to do some other stuff...

  204. Lee Morelli
    May 15, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Oh yes, when I'm in the watercloset.

  205. Linda Peavy
    May 15, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    A portable monitor would make it easier to work around the house while the kids were busy in their rooms or sleeping.

  206. Joel
    May 15, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    I think this would be nice to keep at the office, and to easily bring home if need be.

  207. Cristina Mocanu
    May 15, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    No, not really. Maybe for a faulty laptop but that's about it.

  208. Irma T.
    May 15, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    When I watching a movie I need a second and portable monitor for that :) :)

  209. maida cicvara
    May 15, 2014 at 11:59 am

    wonderful prizes bass I need this laptop because my computer is defective whoever his being happy and who would not be wonderful wonderful prizes you

  210. Andrew L
    May 15, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I could use a portable monitor as a second display to carry with my laptop.

  211. Paul-kristjan A
    May 15, 2014 at 11:55 am

    News feeds nowadays go from top to bottom, would be great for a second screen that people, who are active, can use.

  212. Em Robin
    May 15, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I can never have enough monitors at home. When I'm not at home--"in the field", I could use a portable monitor for clients to see much more easily what's on my computer.

  213. H Wu
    May 15, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Be easy on the move for reading up multiple articles.

  214. Stephen L
    May 15, 2014 at 11:25 am

    On the plane!

  215. Todd H
    May 15, 2014 at 11:19 am

    This is perfect for setting up next to the monitor on my Dev machine. I can pull up my PDF text books without having to switch to the main monitors because of the portrait mode.

  216. Simone
    May 15, 2014 at 10:23 am

    when I use large excel sheets or I need to monitor a fixed thing doing other works

  217. Milinda A
    May 15, 2014 at 10:03 am

    It will help to see long source codes while programming.

  218. Mai Tran
    May 15, 2014 at 9:50 am

    When I need the food recipes in the kitchen...every day.

  219. Jonathan S
    May 15, 2014 at 9:37 am

    When you are working with office products and would simultaneously watching a movie you need a second and portable monitor.

  220. Brad Fuller
    May 15, 2014 at 9:14 am

    I would do Web Design with it. I can put it next to my ultra books display to do that.

  221. Antonio Iacobone
    May 15, 2014 at 9:11 am

    mmmm...maybe I could use togheter with my main screen...to display other infos on it

  222. Nick Gonzalez
    May 15, 2014 at 9:11 am

    When you're listening to music and you want to use the second screen for itunes or whatever you app you use for music

  223. John D
    May 15, 2014 at 8:55 am

    to maximize resolution of my crappynetbook

  224. Beh H
    May 15, 2014 at 8:46 am

    When I need a second monitor to edit movies.

  225. Johnna Rhodus
    May 15, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Having a second monitor would be good for working on the go!

  226. Petra S
    May 15, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I'd probably make use of it most by bringing it into the kitchen for recipes. Beats printing out every single recipe. Saves trees.

  227. FFabian
    May 15, 2014 at 8:18 am

    for my crappy netbook with a small display

  228. Vic L
    May 15, 2014 at 7:46 am

    more wide screen when viewing movies from smartphone.

  229. Jitendra A
    May 15, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Will be an excellent addon for my work. Can you to split windows

  230. Anonymous
    May 15, 2014 at 7:28 am

    When i watching viedeos.

  231. Bjørnar B
    May 15, 2014 at 7:01 am

    yes, when im on travel

  232. Paul H
    May 15, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Handy as a 2nd screen

  233. Dave W
    May 15, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Dual screen.

  234. Jurmy C
    May 15, 2014 at 6:32 am

    A sec monitor is always handy while you work, info on one screen work page on a the other...

  235. Karan
    May 15, 2014 at 6:21 am

    While watching the movies from my laptop on the go.

  236. Alexandru M.
    May 15, 2014 at 6:19 am

    I don't know, maybe in a hospital? Science lab? For home personal use to resurrect your old laptop with a burned screen?

    I guess one could find a couple of uses for a portable monitor.
    Nice review!

  237. moorandro
    May 15, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Bedside monitor would be the best for me :)

  238. Mary Lloyd
    May 15, 2014 at 5:34 am

    I would plug it into my old laptop whose monitor burned out so I could use the software loaded on it again.

  239. Alexandru S
    May 15, 2014 at 5:24 am

    My girlfriend always asks me to let her at my laptop to watch Big Brother. If I'd had this second monitor I could just plug it in, use an extended desktop and we could both do our things at the laptop at the same time.

  240. Anita
    May 15, 2014 at 5:20 am

    For gaming.

  241. marko
    May 15, 2014 at 5:14 am

    when watching a movie from a smartphone

  242. Jasmin
    May 15, 2014 at 4:55 am

    Anything in particular really. Razer perhaps.

  243. Ionut B
    May 15, 2014 at 4:45 am

    on my travels

  244. Mario
    May 15, 2014 at 4:25 am

    I would require a portable monitor in instances where I need to watch videos whilst surfing the web.

  245. Paskal
    May 15, 2014 at 4:24 am

    I'd like a portable monitor when I'm visiting my Datacenter for some maintenance or server upgrades.

  246. AlSam
    May 15, 2014 at 4:04 am

    Don't have one...don't use them

  247. Joe
    May 15, 2014 at 3:56 am

    no favorite

  248. Michael T
    May 15, 2014 at 3:49 am

    Sennheiser

  249. Kevin
    May 15, 2014 at 3:44 am

    Any one headset from Sennheiser is good

  250. Bob Johnson
    May 15, 2014 at 3:44 am

    Turtle Beach Ear Force X12

  251. Boet W
    May 15, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Am I entering for a monitor or headphones?

    • Jackson
      May 15, 2014 at 4:00 am

      The monitor. Sorry, we've fixed the widget.

  252. Dave
    May 15, 2014 at 3:37 am

    Wrong video.

  253. Phuc LV
    May 15, 2014 at 3:32 am

    the new sony 9.1 headset

  254. John P
    May 15, 2014 at 3:31 am

    The video and the question are about the headset, not the monitor…but I love the monitor and don't use a headset.

    • Jackson
      May 15, 2014 at 4:00 am

      Sorry, fixed!

  255. Aaron
    May 15, 2014 at 3:23 am

    Don't have one although I do like my Monoprice 8323.

  256. Jo-anne P
    May 15, 2014 at 3:19 am

    We are pretty addicted to Razer

  257. Thomas Ticknor
    May 15, 2014 at 2:57 am

    The Logitech G430 Gaming Headset

  258. Mandip D
    May 15, 2014 at 2:45 am

    Sennheiser Game One

  259. Stephanie O.
    May 15, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Just got some Plantronics and they are decent.

  260. arthur nelson
    May 15, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Sennheiser PC 363D

  261. Lucian Cornea
    May 15, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Dont use any

  262. anita
    May 15, 2014 at 2:06 am

    sennheiser

  263. Bienvenido C. Masaluñga Jr.
    May 15, 2014 at 1:53 am

    Razer / Steelseries brand.

    And is the widget correct?

    • Jackson
      May 15, 2014 at 4:01 am

      A few entry methods were wrong, but we've fixed them. Your entries will still count though.

  264. JeffC
    May 15, 2014 at 1:39 am

    I don't have one.

  265. Dan D
    May 15, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Astro A50

  266. Va D
    May 15, 2014 at 1:27 am

    Logitech G930

  267. Lee
    May 15, 2014 at 1:24 am

    It's not really a headset, but I use Senheiser HD 203 headphones. Got them free with my old iPod Touch and they worked great for years (up until recently when the wire broke, but that's easily replaceable).

  268. Lane P.
    May 15, 2014 at 1:18 am

    Logitech Wireless G930 w/ 7.1 Surround Sound

  269. Carol O
    May 15, 2014 at 1:18 am

    I don't like headsets. I just use really good speakers.

  270. Wessie E
    May 15, 2014 at 1:16 am

    None really

  271. Ariel A
    May 15, 2014 at 1:14 am

    Sennheiser gaming headset is my favorite.

  272. Nicole A
    May 15, 2014 at 1:09 am

    I dont use a gaming headset but i do wish i had one lol

  273. Car S.
    May 15, 2014 at 1:06 am

    The stand is..interesting.

  274. Sergei
    May 15, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Sennheiser G4ME ONE

  275. James
    May 15, 2014 at 12:54 am

    A great idea that may get better with refinement? I could use this right now. I long since gave up a desktop but I really need a two monitor setup for a project.

  276. Raymond C
    May 15, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Razer Kraken Pro

  277. allen g
    May 15, 2014 at 12:48 am

    My Logitech USB headset is still my fav

  278. Shawn Stover
    May 15, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Turtle Beach Ear Force X12

  279. Doris Gardner
    May 15, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Sennheiser

  280. robert young
    May 15, 2014 at 12:32 am

    I don't have one

  281. Robert Arnott
    May 15, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Sennheiser

  282. Nikki S
    May 15, 2014 at 12:12 am

    I don't have one yet

  283. Greg Turner
    May 15, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Sennheiser PC 363D

  284. John T
    May 15, 2014 at 12:08 am

    ive used dozens, but the best by far has been the Logitech G930s

  285. András K
    May 15, 2014 at 12:06 am

    I don't have one

  286. Denis K
    May 15, 2014 at 12:04 am

    tesoro kuven 7.1

  287. Snoo
    May 15, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Speakers.. good quality speakers are my choice for gaming.

  288. Greg Turner
    May 15, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Nice headset! I would use them alot!

  289. Paul T
    May 14, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Steelseries Siberia V2 - good looking, comfortable & great performances!!!

  290. Abdelghani B
    May 14, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    i don't think mine have a name hhh

  291. Eugene Y
    May 14, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    SteelSeries Siberia v2

  292. Mike
    May 14, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    Almaz Attitude One

  293. Bailey Dexter
    May 14, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Right now I use the Xbox 360 Wireless Headset

  294. David Phok
    May 14, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Right now im using the Spin one from TTesport its not my favorite but its not bad

  295. Rene Warmuth
    May 14, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Plantronics RIG Stereo-Headset

  296. Yuman Chen
    May 14, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound

  297. Rúben Santos
    May 14, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    I don't know much about headseats, but I have Razer high in my wishlist.

  298. Raúl Dubini
    May 14, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Razer Chimaera

  299. Karama O
    May 14, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    The Razer Kraken. Awesome headphones they are...

  300. Julian
    May 14, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    I'm not particular on what I use for gaming as long as I can hear what's going on. in any case I would love to try our this monitor.

  301. Larry
    May 14, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    You are confusing me. What's the connection between the AOC E1659Fwu USB monitor and the Turtle Beach Titanfall Ear Force Atlas Headset?

    By the way, the correct word is "anyway", not "anyways".

  302. Keith W
    May 14, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    I don't use one - so no favorite.

  303. Anne F
    May 14, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    The video and the question are about the headset, not the monitor...but I love the portability of the monitor for presentations!

  304. MarkTGT
    May 14, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Love my behind the ear Logitech.

  305. Bill
    May 14, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    no real favorite - I have a Sennheiser set right now

  306. Stephen G.
    May 14, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    The only headsets I've used are Clear-Com ones, and they're definitely not for gaming, so I don't have a favorite.

  307. Joel G
    May 14, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Even though this is a Monitor review and giveaway, my favorite headsets are Razer and Corsair brand. Every headset they make, it's worth the money.

  308. Milan K
    May 14, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I currently don't have one, I use my studio AKG K240 :)

  309. Nikhil N
    May 14, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    I dont have any gaming headset .

  310. Ervin
    May 14, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    I love my Plantronics Gamecom X40

  311. Tyler
    May 14, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Xbox 360 Wireless Headset

  312. Gord
    May 14, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    No favourite here, but there can be if I win!

  313. James
    May 14, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Turtle Beach Ear Force X12

  314. Mklopez
    May 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    I dont like to play with a headset.

  315. effe
    May 14, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Sennheiser PC 363D

  316. Roger C
    May 14, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Not a gamer, so I don't have a favorite.

  317. AleksandraH
    May 14, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Dont use any

  318. Aidan
    May 14, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I love the Sennheiser PC 363D

  319. Justin
    May 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Monoprice Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Headphones. Can't beat the sound for the price

  320. Maarten D
    May 14, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I don't think the punchtab widget is right. The vid is from dave Leclair's Headset, and the question is: 'What's you fav headset?'

    • Jackson
      May 15, 2014 at 4:02 am

      Yup, sorry about that. We've corrected it and your entries are still valid.

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