Belkin has released new details on its Thunderbolt Express Dock that allows users to connect multiple peripherals to their MacBook or Ultrabook via one Thunderbolt cable. This is especially helpful if you use your notebook in a desktop workstation setup and need to take it on the go as well. It takes away the hassle of connecting and disconnecting multiple devices.
Always Innovating's HDMI Dongle has a mundane name but packs plenty into its thumbdrive-scale casing: a TI Cortex-A9 OMAP 4 processor running Ice Cream Sandwich, turning any TV into a full Android computer. Running at between 1GHz and 1.8GHz depending on load, the HDMI Dongle packs the same specs as a decent smartphone: a healthy 1GB of RAM, microSD, WiFi and Bluetooth, with support for up to 1080p Full HD and H.264 video decoding.
The highly popular Home Theater rocking company Onkyo today has just announces the worlds first A/V Receivers that will have full capability for both Silicon Image's new InstaPrevue feature, as well as MHL (mobile high definition) support. Model numbers and specifics were not mentioned although we'll be seeing plenty at their CES unveiling in January.
Right this moment you are two USB dongles and a handful of simple clicks away from displaying your computer's display on your HDTV, no questions asked. What we've got here is the Warpia StreamHD wireless HD media transmitter and right out of the box you'll be able to plug in and make it happen, just so long as you're using a Windows computer and your television is able to work with HDMI, as all good high definition televisions should be these days. Take a look here at how neat this little setup is and how you, yes you, can now watch Netflix on your non-internet television without the heinous acts of purchasing an Xbox or an iPad 2. Of course if you've got those, then there's no reason for this, right? Wrong, mister, there's so many things you could do with this little set of gadgets that it's unreal.
Tiny computers you can fit in your pocket aren't new - they're called smartphones - but FXI Tech reckons there's also a place for its PC-in-a-thumb-drive, the "Cotton Candy" stick. Toting an HDMI plug on one end and a USB on the other, with an ARM Cortex A9 dual-core CPU, ARM Mali-400MP GPU, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and a microSD slot sandwiched in-between, the Cotton Candy hooks up to displays and other computers and loads up its own Android OS for easy cloud access.
It appears this week that HP is set to release the next entry into the Ultrabook classification of notebook PCs with the Folio, a 13.3-inch ultraportable laptop made to be rough. Mister Ritchie Djamhur, retail buyer and trainer as well as host of the lovely blog Ritchie's Room has the exclusive first look at this device in a set of photos complete with details that include an ever so slightly re-branded Pavilion dm3 chassis, lovely silver exterior, and two choices on innards. Is this your first Ultrabook, you HP loving users you?
For those of you looking to set up a media center in your living room, your options are ever expanding. What we got a chance to take a bit of a closer look at this week at Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular 2011 was no less than Kingston's latest effort in external harddrive technology, this being the Wi-Drive wireless flash storage device. You'll be able to add a whole 16 or 32GB to your harddrive completely wirelessly and, what's better than that, share the content with any compatible device in the room.
Silicon Image first gave us HDMI connections that switched quicker; now it wants to preview exactly what's plugged into each of those ports. The company - whose InstaPort technology is found in Samsung sets among others - has outed InstaPrevue, offering a live, picture-in-picture glimpse of what's playing through each HDMI input.
This week we've been getting a look at a whole handful of Android tablets at IFA 2011, one of the most inexpensive of which being the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e. The "e" in the name here stands for "Entry" aka "Entry-Level" meaning that it'll certainly be ViewSonic's least expensive tablet on the market for the time being. We got the opportunity to take a close look at this lovely white-bordered Android tablet and we'd just love to show you what it's all about.
We have Samsung's Vice President of Consumer & Enterprise Services Gavin Kim to thank for the full rundown of the Samsung Galaxy S II's full new features rundown, all of it presented by him on his very own Galaxy S II device through its MHL (Mobile High-definition Link) port made capable of sending out a mirrored-display through a normal, everyday HDMI cable. You may remember the same functionality from the Infuse 4G, a device which was in many ways the herald of the Samsung Galaxy S II as it's officially announced today. What Kim has for us on stage in NYC at the GSII big reveal event is a look at everything you should expect from the three announced devices today as they compare to the original GSII released a few months ago internationally.
While IR emitters aren't exactly new, neither have they traditionally been either discrete or attractively designed. Sewell's InjectIR kit isn't exactly pretty, but - by squirting an IR repeater signal down the generally unused CEC channel of your HDMI cable - it's easily hidden, meaning wall-mounted HDTV installations can be cleaner than ever.