Big wheels keep on turning, and product announcements keep on churning out of CES. This one: IOGEAR is announcing a Wireless HD Kit and a Solar Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit.
The Wireless HD Kit (GWAV8141K) , IOGEAR tells us, will help “eliminate home theater clutter.” While it’s not clear how the Kit will help us “customize [our] living space”, it is clear it will let us stream video from a variety of sources, including Blu-ray/DVD players, DVR/set-top boxes, VHS players (VHS? Who still uses VHS?), computers, and media servers to home theater PCs or HDTVs. Inputs are: two HDMI ports, one composite port, one VGA port, and one component port. Outputs are: one HDMI port, one composite port, and one component port.
The Kit, touted as “Plug and Play”, will allow broadcasting of HD (1080p/60 Hz) content and digital audio to four separate HD/non-HD displays. (Package contents list suggests you only get one transmitter and one receiver in the Kit. Just guessing, but it looks like you’ve to pick up the other three receivers separately.) Customizing your living space isn’t going to come cheap--IOGEAR has attached a $899.95 price tag to the Kit. You’ll find it on store shelves in March.
The Solar Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit (GBHFK231) , does pretty much what its name says. It connects to any Bluetooth enabled cell phone, allowing communication through a built-in microphone and speaker. (You can also use a headset.) The Kit is Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR compliant. And it has an integrated solar panel to keep it charged. (It also can be charged via USB). IOGEAR’s asking price is $69.95, and is available now.
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