Why You Need This USB-to-Ethernet Adapter

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…USB 3.0-to-RJ45 Ethernet Adapter

This week, we’d like to tell you more about this Tech Choice USB-to-ethernet adapter. When you look at it, it might not seem like much. It’s just a small, black electronic device with a wire and a USB connector coming off of it. But as the old saying goes, looks can be deceiving. This tiny device is a powerhouse in terms of what it does. And what is that? The one Gigabit speed you need for streaming, gaming, downloading, and more.

Here’s the thing, some devices are Wi-Fi only, like the Nintendo switch, some laptops, and Chromebooks. This gives these devices an ethernet port that offers increased speeds. This is something that all gamers want, and this adapter from Tech Choice delivers. In fact, this increased speed provides three very real benefits to gamers, streamers, and just about everything else. Let’s take a deeper look into these benefits.

1. Faster Downloads for Files

How does this adapter benefit gamers? Let’s say it’s a Friday night and your kids buy a game on the Nintendo store. Without this adapter, the joy of playing a new game could get sucked away by an exceedingly long wait to download it over Wi-Fi. (In some cases, the game might not be done downloading until the next day!) This adapter will significantly shorten that download time. This makes your kids happier, which in turn makes you happy.

Are you wondering how well this adapter works for gamers. Here’s a review that one customer gave about this product: “In case you are wondering if this particular gigabit ethernet will work with the Nintendo Switch, it does indeed work 100 percent. It works at 1Gb speeds right out the box. The best part is that fits without any issue from the back of the switch’s dock. Once you plug this in, the wired icon shows up in the switch’s OS menu and your connection will work natively without any issues.”

If you’re planning on using this with the Nintendo switch, there are a couple of things to remember:

  • Plug it into the 3.0 port on the inside of the dock beside the HDMI and power ports.
  • Works right out of the box. Just connect it and go!
  • Disconnect the adapter after your done using it for the night to prevent the switch from getting warm. (This helps prolong the life of the device’s internal battery.)

2. Less Latency for Gamers

If you’re a gamer, you already know what this is all about. If you’re not, we’re happy to explain it to you. In this context, “latency” refers to the gap of time between when you commit an action on the game and when the game responds to your command. While all of this seems instantaneous, there could be a latency of one second between these two actions. Anyone who’s ever gamed online knows that latency is a very serious thing. Simply put, the less latency you have, the better. It usually means the difference between winning and losing.

3. Improved Downloads and Streaming Quality

Gamers aren’t the only ones who have a need for speed. Any computer user can benefit from the faster download speeds this adapter delivers. Let’s say you’re working on a Chromebook and need to download a large file. You’ll appreciate this device because it can save you from what could be an agonizingly long wait to download that file you need. That makes this adapter a lifesaver for anyone who telecommutes or has a side gig working from home.

These days, a lot of people enjoying streaming their favorite movies and TV shows. This has made streaming service providers like HBO GO so popular. If you’re a streamer, then you’re probably familiar with these common problems:

  • Poor internet speed
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Limitations of your streaming device
  • Your streaming service provider

The usual fix for these issues is “turning everything off then turning it on again.” This restarts your modem, router, and streaming device so that some of these problems go away. It also means you have to wait longer to enjoy your shows. This USB-to-Ethernet adapter makes that wait time go away. This means no buffering, and no more checking your modem’s connection speed or your Wi-Fi router’s connection speed.

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So, there’s a lot more to this Tech Choice USB-to-Ethernet adapter than what’s on our product page. Like I said, this is to be expected. Our product descriptions give you an overview to help you know if you’re getting the device you need. If you’re not 100 percent sure that the device you’re looking at is the one you need, call us at 888-233-7563. The techs in our customer service department will answer your questions and even make a product recommendation if you need it. We’re here to help you when you need it.

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.