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HDMI adapter for iOS devices allow 720p video playback

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(image credit: Sanwa Supply) Sanwa HDMI Adapter | US95.00 | www.sanwa.co.jp

Sanwa announced a HDMI adapter suitable for use with both iPhone 4 and iPad, which allows you to view your videos on these iOS devices on the big screen in 720p resolution. i guess the 720p output makes it a ‘pro’ for this item, as for the cons, it only will only work with iPhone 4 and iPad. so iPod Touch users will be disappointed.

the price tag of US$95 is a little steep as compared to the original Apple 30-pin-to-component (which retails at US$39) item but it is hard to compare both as you can say that both are of different level. if you’re looking for something that supports 720p playback, then this Sanwa item is the gadget of choice. however if 576p (maximum) resolution is cool with you and you need something that supports iPod Touch, the Sanwa item will not be the one to opt for.

seriously, i wanted to give it a try but the price tag, though not strictly prohibitive relative to my meagre pay, is still stopping me from giving it a shot. aside from video playback on your big screen, this adapter also enable the display of images or presentations generated from Keynotes. neat but i am not sure if i can justify the cost cos’ if i could have transfer my movies or Keynotes to my MacBook and hook up to a projector or LCD display.

the Sanwa HDMI adapter is available at FlutterScape.

Scosche sneakPEEK II switchable HD & SD cable for iOS devices

Scosche sneakPEEK II iPad video cable 544px(photo source: scosche.com)
i hesitated a little when was putting this up. i asked: am i going to put up another Apple-related accessories? there are just way too many iPad/iPhone accessories flooding the market. despite many claims (or predictions) that Android is going to overtake iPhone/iPad sales, but then the wave of iPad/iPhone accessories hurling to us like a giant tsunami, suggest otherwise. or at least not any time soon. however, this Scosche (Scosche – sounded like Porsche, doesn’t it?) item sounded too good to give it a pass.

if big screen is your kind of thing, then iPad screen is definitely not for you but then again, we all gotta have an iPad, don’t we? so what do we do then? we hook it up with a video-out cable to our big screen, such as the Scosche sneakPEEK II switchable HD and Standard Definition (SD) A/V cable. in fact, it works with most of Apple portable devices that plays video with the 30-pin connector. on the end, connection to the TV is via either composite (SD) or component (HD) cables. sorry, dude – there is no HDMI here. a micro USB cable is included which allows you to charge while you play, ensuring you never run out of juice in a middle of a movie.

combine with the Just Mobile UpStand, it could be a perfect set-up.

visit Scosche website.

new to A/V jargons? read more on what is: composite, component and HDMI.