If you have a DVI-equipped Mac or PC that you want to hook up with the gorgeous 24-inch or 27-inch LED Cinema Display (available refurbished for just $599 and $849, respectively), you will need one of them adapter boxes because Apple’s display only understands DisplayPort interface. Kanex’s cryptically named C247DL cable lets you feed the display from a full resolution dual-link DVI source – that’s right, the whole 2560-by-1440 pixel resolution. Additionally, it sports a USB-to-Mini-DisplayPort converter so you won’t lose the added functionality of the display’s iSight camera and USB ports found on its back.
The included USB cable also powers the adapter and allows for audio transfer to the display’s speakers. The box is especially handy for users with legacy Macs, including early-2006 and early-2008 MacBook Pros, as well as mid-2005 and 2007 Mac minis. And what’s in it for the PC types? Well, if your PC packs in a high-end graphics from AMD or Nvidia, you can now play the latest games living room style, on Apple’s monstrous 27-inch display. Price? Just $149 a pop, available at the Kanex online store.