It's too bad it just works with TVs. I bought into a wireless tech about a year ago that will work with any monitor with an HDMI input. It takes a small xmitter dongle plugged into the Surface and a small receiver plugged into the HDMI input of a monitor. Do our Surfaces have Miracast compatibility. If so, do you need a xmitter plugged into a USB port on the Surface or does it use the built in WiFi xmitter? Miracast is so new, I haven't done my research on it yet.
Miracast support is native to all the Surface Family (with the exception of the original RT) running 8.1/RT...this adapter will work on any screen or projector that has an HDMI Input.
No dongle needed on the Surface, its uses the same Wireless HDMI that is enabled via WiFi Direct, Intel calls their implantation WiDi, Samsung calls theirs ScreenShare, they are all now Miracast Compatible.
Just get a new brick Rick, make a USB cable Mable, get a USB hub Bub and set yourself free.
it's really not my habit To intrude
Furthermore, I hope my meaning
Won't be lost or misconstrued
But I'll repeat myself
At the risk of being crude
There must be fifty ways
To Power a USB device
Fifty ways to power a USB device.