It's not exactly a minty fresh concept, but if you're bored with networked media streamers slinging content and content alone, Awind's McTiVia might just be the nugget of unconventional that you've been after. For all intents and purposes, this is a souped-up wireless router that pipes all content from your Mac or PC onto your HDMI-equipped HDTV. The goal? To create cord-free HDTVs, in a sense. It's capable of controlling up to eight computers via mouse or keyboard, and it also doubles as a WiFi access point for those needing to usher themselves into the modern century. She's expected to hit retail in late May for $199, and we'll be doing our darnedest to test one out as soon as shipments begin.
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"McTiVia in the USA!" Brought to You by CompuExpert

Wireless Mac/PC sharing device awarded Best in Show at Macworld Expo 2011;
Coming to North America in May 2011
McTiVia
The McTiVia is a wireless Mac/PC to TV device


Lake Forest, Calif.-April 14, 2011-CompuExpert, a division of Digital Interactive Systems Corp., announced today that the award-winning McTiVia from Awind will be available in North America at the end of May. The McTiVia is the first networkable device that can show all content from either Mac® or Windows®-based computers on your TV wirelessly. Easily share any content from your computer with friends and family in the comfort of your living room, including video, music, photos, presentations, websites and more. The McTiVia was recently recognized by Macworld with a Best in Show award at the 2011 Macworld Expo.

"CompuExpert is constantly traveling the globe in search of innovative products such as the McTiVia," said Ammar Adra, president of CompuExpert. "We're excited to make it available to Mac and PC users in the United States."

Simple to set up, the McTiVia connects to your high definition television via HDMI cable and uses your home network to access content from the computer. Up to eight computers can be controlled from the McTiVia via mouse or keyboard. The device will also serve as a wireless access point for your home.

The McTiVia is expected to be available at retail throughout North America in late May 2011 for a suggested price of $199.