My 2 Cents: This thing looks too cool…with DisplayLinks USB to VGA technology you got to love how easy it is to display anything anywhere. Can’t wait to get a hold of this one when it comes out….a simple way for me to display my laptop on my HD TV. Also it will be too nice when this WirelessUSB comes built-in to most products.
The WUSB to VGA kit from Iogear includes two compact components.
If you’ve always wished to connect an external display to your laptop without having to physically hook a cable between to the two, then I have good news for you.
Iogear introduced on Tuesday its Wireless USB to VGA Kit for streaming PC content to an alternate display. This is going to be one of the first implementations of Wireless USB (WUSB).
WUSB technology has been under development ever since 2004 and the first time I saw its demo was during WINHEC 2006. As the name suggests, it’s essentially the current USB 2.0 technology without USB cables. WUSB can operate at full USB 2.0 speed (480Mbps) within a 10 feet range — longer than the length of most standard USB cables — and up to 110Mbsp within a 30 feet range. For now, most computers and legacy peripherals has to be upgraded to WUSB with add-in cards and hubs. Going forward, most computers and devices will hopefully have this technology built in, just like USB 2.0.
The WUSB VGA kit from Iogear will allows for quickly displaying your laptop’s visual content on to an external display such as an LCD, a HDTV or a projector, just like you would currently do that by hooking the two with a VGA cable. The kit allows for displaying anything you see on the laptop’s screen including 720p HD video content on the alternate display up to 30 feet away. For non HD content, the kit supports resolutions up to UXGA (1600×1200) or WSXGA+ (1680×1050), which are higher than the native resolutions of most laptops. It can also take advantage of a television’s picture-in-picture function so that you can view the laptop’s content and watch TV at the same time.
The WUSB to VGA kit consists of a Wireless USB adapter that connects to a Windows PC and a wireless VGA adapter to plug into a VGA display. You will still need a VGA cable (not included) to connect the wireless VGA adapter to the display, however. Aside from the VGA cable, the set up is compact enough for you to easily carry on the go.
The kit is compatible with both Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems and will be available for the general market sometime in October for about $230.