Startech.com are a helpful company to know about — they seem to specialise in simple, helpful doodads that help you connect all of the bigger gadgets in your life together. If you ever think “I wonder if there’s a way to connect my X to my Y”, chances are good that someone at Startech already had the same thought and made a product to do just that.
Today’s review is a perfect case in point, as we’re looking at a doodad that answers the question “Can I connect to my wired speaker system / Hi-Fi via Bluetooth?” The answer is yes, and the doodad in question is the Bluetooth Audio Receiver with NFC (or BAR for [...]
StarTech produce a wide range of adapters and other useful PC peripherals. Today, I’m looking at their Mini DisplayPort to DVI Dual Active Adapter. The idea here is to connect a computer with a Mini DisplayPort output to a monitor that doesn’t support the advanced (and expensive) DisplayPort standard.
In my case, this was to connect a MacBook Pro (early 2011 model) to a Crossover 27Q 1440p monitor. The Crossover 27Q is a brilliant low-price 1440p monitor, but as a consequence of its low price point it only has a single output: DVI-D. Its high resolution means that a standard mini Display Port to DVI adapter won’t work, so we turn to an active adapter [...]
Innergie have created a line of products to tackle the issue of having a myriad of laptop chargers that are only compatible with a single device. With the mCube Lite, they have created a slim, stylish charger for charging laptops and USB devices.
Read on to see how the mCube Lite stacks up.Features:Ultra Slim & Light Weight Multi Purpose Universal Adapter Fast USB Charging Energy Saving Multi Built-in Protections In-Flight Safe Great CompatibilitySpecifications:AC Input – 100-240Volt AC/1.5A 50-60Hz DC Output – Notebook: 19.5 Volt DC/3.08A USB Output – 5V DC / 1A Output Power – Continuous 65W; Peak 75W Dimension (LxWxH) [...]
There are an increasing number of XBox-compatible headsets these days, both official and unofficial, all pushing benefits like improved comfort, convenience and sound quality. Speedlink have decided to move in an alternative direction, providing a universal adapter which allows the use of existing PC headsets that utilise standard 3.5mm inputs.
Read on to find out how the adapter stacks up.FeaturesAdapter for connecting your existing PC headset to the Xbox 360 Perfect for going online with the Xbox Live function Handy and small With a stylish Xbox 360 design