Screen-recording is nothing new, but this little guy called 4K HDMI Grabber from Taiwanese audio/visual products maker Pengo, touts compatibility with all latest 4K enabled gaming consoles, including Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Playstation 4, and Playstation 4 Pro. With Pengo 4K HDMI Grabber, you are free to use any UVC-enabled application to capture and stream with software of your choosing, including OBS, XSplit, and Bandicam. Continue reading This Tiny HDMI Device Will Capture 4K Gameplay With Lag-free Passthrough
Folks, the days of sharing information from any device on your big screen through messy cable is over – thanks to this little device called AirTame. We not sure if this gadget really intends to tame the air, but it will sure make life a whole lot sweeter as far as ‘casting’ contents to your HDTV or projector is concerned. For the longest time, we have been living out with HDMI cable, which is perfectly fine then, until individual wireless casting solutions come along, including the likes of Chromecast and Apple TV. However, those only works with their respective platform, but AirTame here is the Mr. Nice Guy that will play well across all major platforms. Continue reading This Tiny Device Wants You Say Goodbye to HDMI Cables, Lets You Share Your Screen Wirelessly
(photos: Apple) Apple TV | US$99.00 | www.apple.com
with the slew of media players in the market going full steam into HD 1080p streaming, it makes Apple TV a little less desirable – regardless of how much you may have loved the fruity brand. but that was then. now that Apple has officially announced its new Apple TV that supports full HD 1080p movies and TV shows from iTunes, it should improve its standing in the media player segment slightly. though it will not be by much. nevertheless, expect features like Apple-designed single-core A5 processor, support for AirPlay (plus iDevice mirroring), WiFi (a/b/g/n) and interfaces such as HDMI, optical audio, Ethernet and IR receiver. Continue reading Apple TV is finally 1080p capable
(image: SANUS) SANUS Super Slim HDMI Cable | US$tba | www.sanus.com
tech-geeks who pay attention to every single detail, right down to the cables they use will be delighted that SANUS, the AV accessories maker, has announced the new Super Slim HDMI Cables. the cable is said to have a gauge that is almost 50% thinner than traditional HDMI cables, allowing it to contort in tight spaces and are available in three lengths: 2.5-feet (ELM4303), 6-feet (ELM4306) and 8-feet (ELM4308). beside the obvious support for 1080p transmission (up 16-bit color depth), it is also 3D capable and features a 40% shorter connectors for easy connection behind mounted TVs. the clever design uses an ultra-flexible cable design that bends easily without kinking thus giving installer a peace of mind when installing the cable in tight spaces. Continue reading SANUS announced new Super Slim HDMI Cables
(photo credit: dlink.com) Boxee Box by DLink | from US$200 | www.dlink.com
DLink has joined the flock of media players in the market with Boxee Box. yes, it is a box that looks as though a quarter of the box has sunken onto a flat surface. last month we reported on the Western Digital TV Live Hub and we go ‘wow’… however the Boxee Box definitely had us go ‘Wow… wow…”
not only did this Linux-based Boxee Box look gorgeous but it is packed with features. first off, the box offers full 1080p playback via the HDMI, optical out, two USB ports, Ethernet port and standard audio out. the biggest boost for Boxee Box perhaps is the content it promise to deliver.
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something that caught our eye is the remote which doubles up as a QWERTY keyboard. we completely understand the pain of trying to scroll through the (on screen) alphabets just to make some searches, thus we welcome the implementation of QWERTY keyboard with open arms. the QWERTY definitely will be make users feel more at home when using this set top box. those who gone through the onscreen input ritual (Playstation 3, WD HD TV Live etc) will know what we mean.
we certainly love the Boxee Box and hope it will land on out shore soon. for those in North America, you are are just so lucky! and with HULU and NETFLIK in the pipe line, couch potatoes will be totally spoilt for choice!
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finally, a new media player has been rolled out by Western Digital. the WD TV Live Hub (WD added a ‘Hub’ to this new iteration of their popular Full HD 1080p media player) now spots a 1TB networked hard drive. it’s definitely a much welcomed move. connectivity department remains largely unchanged with the usual Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4, Composite A/V, Component video and Optical audio. Continue reading 1TB storage on the new Western Digital TV Live Hub