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I recently installed a new monitor and a new arm for both that monitor and my older one, and had problems with the newer one's cable constantly falling out. My screen would flicker on and off pretty consistently and made doing any work difficult (aside the flickering, everytime it went off and on again it would shift my screens programmes around). So I ordered this locking cable on behalf of my boyfriend's recommendation and honestly haven't had a problem since. It was easy to install and the length I got was just right so I don't have any excess cable getting tangled up anywhere. The price is fine too. Giving it 4* as I have only had it a couple days and want to test the longevity of it.
This item was received using Next Day Delivery via Amazon Prime. Came in a standard Amazon cardboard envelope.
It the cable packaging you will find a white slip and the cable, the white slip has generic information on it. The cable should be wrapped up with a white cap both ends.
The cable is black and is protected by a rubber sheath, this is a durable cable that allows for a lot of bend. Mine has around 6cm until it hits the wall (from the back of my PC) then it has to drop at a right angle to fit into the space.
Be aware that when disconnecting this cable there are some press switches on either side of the connector, if you don't press these the Display port wont move.
Over all I'm happy with the Quality and performance, for me personally the press switches are an annoyance; but I can understand the need to try and prevent your display port from unplugging itself.
Hardware wise, it does what it says on the box, running 1080p at 144hz but I just have a slight problem with it that could be major. End of cable has button that when plugged in to my AOC monitor, faces inward therefore unreachable by hand. If you plan to unplug the cable then you may risk damaging the connector end and I think this is a design oversight (they could have buttons on the side of plug like a squeeze mechanism rather than the faces). I will keep a close eye on the cable and see hoe long it lasts for.
Review after a fortnight of usage: This cable clips in and is much more stable than the stock cable which came with my new monitor. My previous cable was very intermittent with whether it would display a picture and this new cable just seems to be much better build, a better picture quality and provide a satisfying click when inserted into the DP slot.
I had some initial problems with this cable which were shortly overcome. The connection between my PC and monitor didn't seem very stable as the screen would flicker and display 'no signal' messages. This was eventually fixed and I am yet to experience any further issues. Cable works as expected and I am now able to overclock my monitor to 75Hz.
I have finally found a DisplayPort cable that supports my 1440p ultra wide monitor with free sync at 75 hz! At first it was not recognised, so used another cable and uninstalled my and drivers, rebooted and it was working. Then reinstalled and got up to 75hz. Very happy. Cable feels nice quality, maybe plastic on connectors could be a little nicer, but they are smooth with working latches,