Introducing the new pi-top Display Cable and how it works!
The Display Cable comes as part of the new pi-top! You can use it either to connect to your pi-top  through VNC or you can use it to connect to a HDMI screen but you'll have to use the adapters if you want to do either.
pi-top  Display Cable is not compatible with USB-C Ports
The Display cable looks like a regular USB-C cable though it isn't quite the same. The Display Cable doesn't follow USB-C protocol: it has HDMI, USB On-The-Go (OTG) as well as USB 2.0 but like any USB port, it also has 5 Volts, so you can use the pi-top and Display Cable to charge USB Devices! Be careful though, the battery on your pi-top will die quicker.
Because the Display Cable doesn't follow USB-C protocol, it means that you'll need either of the two adapters to use the pi-top with VNC or with a HDMI Screen. It's possible to connect the Display Cable into your computer's USB-C port, though usually nothing will happen.
Connect the pi-top  to a HDMI screen works in the same way. Remove the USB-A Adapter from the Display Cable and replace it with the HDMI Adapter and plug it into your monitor. Depending on your OS, you may need to plug in the cable to the monitor before powering the device
The Display Cable is not compatible with USB-C Screens. Please always use the HDMI adapter to connect to a screen.
The 5V supply from the cable also has a maximum current draw of 2.0 Amps.
If you'd like to learn more about the Display Cable then please contact support either through the Alanbot or the Support page.