You hate cables. I get it. Especially HDMI cables. But despite all of the wireless streaming technologies built into today’s electronic devices, there are times when you just need to make a physical connection to get your content on the big screen. There are, of course, any number of wireless HDMI adapters on the market, which let you connect a component to a transmitter, run a short cable from the receiver to your display, and route your high-definition signal through nothing but the air in between (especially handy if your gear is at the front of the room and your projector is hanging from the ceiling in the back), but given how many of today’s connected devices rely on MHL, standard wireless HDMI just doesn’t always cut it. Which is where DVDO’s new Ai3 comes in.
The Air3 lays claim to being the first WirelessHD adapter that delivers full 1080p60 content not only from HDMI and DVI, but MHL-equipped smart phones and other devices, as well. (I’m going to go out on a limb and assume you can add the Roku Stick to that list. I don’t see why not.)
The Air3 relies on 60GHz wireless technology (not a typo) to ensure near-zero latency and no interference from Wi-Fi, and has a range of ten meters, assuming you don’t have any walls in the way. DVDO says that the latency is at the sub-frame level, meaning the Air3 would be perfectly acceptable for video gamers, and it features full support for 3D, 7.1-channel high-resolution audio, and even HDMI-CEC.
The company will be demonstrating the $199.99 Air3 at this week’s CEDIA EXPO 2013 in booth 3727.