With Apples policy to get rid of established connection methods and switching entirely to USB-C, we faced the need for keeping hardware connected to the new Apple devices.
As there are many offers for adapting USB-C to any other connectors, we looked thoroughly through these possibilities.
In the end we found a charming solution, Philips’ Brilliance 258B6 (Review)
It provides USB-A, HDMI, DSUB, DVI, Audio connectivity, Ethernet, Display Connection and Power Supply via one single USB-C Slot so other devices could still be connected directly at the MacBooks USB-C ports.
While this setup has been runnig smoothly with mostly Dell Notebooks with Windows and Fedora, macOS was sometimes having issues.
The most annoying one has been intermittend Network connection loss. We have discussed this topic at length and could determine, that there is no fault at our network setup.
After a lot of testing, Philips came up with a solution: Installing the correct driver! You may find version 1.0.17 here.
Having installed this specific version, the monitors started to act as expected.
Another issue some users had to face, was a random vertical shift by one pixel.
Using the OSD you might want to switch off “Pixel Orbiting” and this strange behaviour stopped.
So if you’re thinking about buying a new monitor for your new devices, this monitor might be a very good choice.

Tim Albert
Tim Albert
Systems Engineer

Tim kommt aus einem kleinen Ort zwischen Nürnberg und Ansbach, an der malerischen B14 gelegen. Er hat in Erlangen Lehramt und in Koblenz Informationsmanagement studiert, wobei seine Tätigkeit als Werkstudent bei IDS Scheer seinen Schwenk von Lehramt zur IT erheblich beeinflusst hat. Neben dem Studium hat Tim sich außerdem noch bei einer Werkskundendienstfirma im User-Support verdingt. Blerim und Sebastian haben ihn Anfang 2016 zu uns ins Managed Services Team geholt, wo er sich nun insbesondere...