Fancy taking advantage of the Nexus 4 and new Nexus 7's oft-ignored Slimport feature? Kanex is launching a Slimport to HDMI adapter that'll let you share your smartphone's display without too much pain. The 11.75-inch lead supports 1080p video with 8-channel digital surround and even comes with its own microUSB port to keep your device charged during use. At the same time, the company is outing a MHL 2.0 to HDTV adapter that'll let units like the Galaxy SIII, S4 and Note 2 duplicate their screens on the biggest, erm, screen in the house. Both are available from today, setting you back $30 from Kanex's website.
Kanex Unveils New SlimPort to HDTV Adapter
Share your videos, photos, games and more on any screen without running out of battery.
BREA, CA - August 6, 2013 – Kanex®, a leader of innovative connectivity solutions for homes and businesses worldwide, today announced the availability of its new SlimPort to HDTV Adapter. Companies such as Google are now using SlimPort connections on their newest devices, and is said to become the new industry standard for audio/video interface to connect mobile devices to HDTVs and displays.
The Kanex SlimPort to HDTV Adapter allows you to mirror content from your SlimPort enabled device to an HDTV at full 1080p with 8-channel digital surround sound. A microUSB port on the adapter allows you to connect the microUSB cord to a wall charger so you can charge your device while connected. But one key feature is that the adapter will also work without a power source and draws minimal power from your mobile device.
"The number of devices being equipped with SlimPort is growing and we want to provide our customers with the latest accessories", said Kelvin Yan, president of Kanex. "SlimPort is one of the most versatile and easy-to-use technologies making its debut and will allow our customers to get the most out of their mobile devices."
The Kanex SlimPort to HDTV adapter uses the Micro-USB port on your mobile device that has SlimPort technology built-in. The adapter allows you to output uncompressed HD video to an HDMI display such as an HDTV, monitor or projector and supports bandwidth up to 20.16 Gbps. (4-lanes) No installation or drivers are required to setup the device. Simply plug and play.
Kanex Slimport to HDTV adapter is compatible with any SlimPort enabled smartphone or tablet like the new Google Nexus 7 tablet, Google LG Nexus 4, Google LG Optimus G Pro, Windows 8 tablet, Fujitsu Stylistic Stylist QH582 or Asus PadFone Infinity.
Pricing and Availability:
Kanex SlimPort to HDTV adapter will be available on the Kanex website at www.kanexlive.com/slimport. MSRP $29.95
Kanex MHL 2.0 To HDTV Adapter Now Available
Experience HD Video Content And Full Digital Audio Surround Sound From Your Mobile Device.
BREA, CA – August 6, 2013 – Kanex today announced the current availability of their MHL 2.0 to HDTV adapter, the company's first MHL 2.0 adapter for MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets. The Kanex MHL Phone to HDTV Adapter is a Micro USB to HDMI adapter that allows you to mirror games, photos and videos from your phone to an HDTV.
"As the market for devices continues to grow rapidly, consumers are expecting more options when it comes to mobile accessories," said Kelvin Yan, president of Kanex. "Kanex is expanding consumer options with quality performance devices at a lower price."
The microUSB port on the side makes the adapter backwards compatible with older members of the Galaxy family, which require additional power in order to function. MHL 2.0-enabled phones, like the Galaxy S 4, accept a higher charge to be passed through the adapter, allowing you to play video without needing to attach a charger.
At 60 frames per second, users can browse pictures and play games with no lag. And since it operates your phone in MHL mode, you can receive calls, texts and emails while connected. Set us is easy as well. No installation or drivers required. Just plug and play!
The Kanex MHL 2.0 to HDTV adapter is compatible with any MHL enabled smartphone or tablet like the Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 or Note 2.
Pricing and Availability:
Kanex MHL 2.0 to HDTV adapter will be available on the Kanex website at www.kanexlive.com/mhl2. MSRP $29.95