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April 20, 2011

USB to HD Adapter Adds HD Display with Audio through USB 2.0 Port, No Technical Degree Needed

Filed under: Audio,AV,HDMI,PC to AV,USB,USB to HD,Video,Wireless HD Kit — admin @ 7:10 am

Anyone who’s tried to install a video card in a computer knows it’s not a simple DIY project. In homebuilding terms, it’s akin to furnace or electrical work and not something for the inexperienced. However, fiddling with your computer’s internals can be a thing of the past with the new IOGEAR USB to HD Adapter.

usb to hd adaptor USB to HD Adapter Adds HD Display with Audio through USB 2.0 Port, No Technical Degree Needed

A.K.A the GUC2025H, the new adapter connects additional HD displays to a desktop or laptop computer using a USB 2.0 cable, something all computers have (as opposed to HDMI). Throw in an HDMI to DVI Adapter and you’ve got a set-up that will complement almost every modern computer and TV combination.


April 6, 2011

HDMI – Don’t Believe the Overpriced Hype

Filed under: Audio,AV,HDMI,Home Entertainment,Video — admin @ 7:54 am

If there’s one thing Internet users like, it’s a good list. Whether it’s the top 10 ways to tell if your man is cheating or five killer iPhone apps for foodies, as Internet users, we’re drawn to random bulleted rankings like college kids to dollar drafts.

While scouring the Internet recently, we came across an interesting story by Geoff Morrison from Sound and Vision titled Seven Home Theater Myths Debunked that highlighted some obvious and not-so obvious beliefs people have about the gear and performance that makes up their home theaters or media rooms. Most people know that owning an HD TV doesn’t guarantee your watching HD content. You need an HD equipped source component (like a Blu-ray or HD cable receiver) and the necessary cables. File that under obvious.

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August 12, 2010

Achieve Wireless Independence with Your Home Entertainment System

Filed under: Audio,AV,Avior,CEDIA,HDMI,Video,Wireless AV Kit,Wireless HD Kit — admin @ 8:42 am

In July, we celebrated our independence, and now with the 2010 CEDIA Expo coming up and our Wireless HD Kit poised to win an award for best new product, we believe the day of independence from wires in your home entertainment setup is not too far away. In the mean time, we must be content with reducing as many wires as possible. In this week’s post we provide some ideas on how to minimize your wired footprint.


July 13, 2010

Spruce Up Your Home Theater on a Budget

Filed under: Audio,AV,HDMI,Video,Wireless,Wireless AV Kit — admin @ 9:28 am

In today’s economy, the average consumer’s budget may not afford a complete home theatre transformation, but there are some affordable solutions that will make noticeable improvements. Today’s topic explores ways to upgrade without the need to downgrade your wallet size.

As always, we appreciate your feedback and experiences, please take the time to share with us here in the blog comments, on Facebook or on Twitter.


February 9, 2010

Keep Your Gadgets Communicating

Filed under: AV,HDMI,KVM,Wireless — admin @ 10:37 am

Are your holiday gadget gifts still uninstalled? Or worse … still in the box? Have you begun the installations only to find a key cable missing? Are your new gadgets gathering dust alone, dying to be connected and used?

At IOGEAR, we’re here to help! Read on for ideas on how to use our many devices designed to connect, de-clutter, enhance or just help your gadgets reach a new level of cool.


February 2, 2010

TVs of the future: Boosting the latest home electronics with IOGEAR

Filed under: Audio,AV,CES,HDMI,Video,Wireless — admin @ 4:09 pm

Following our glimpse of everything great and good at CES 2010, it’s time to cast an eye towards some exciting developments in the TV market. Hot off the heels of Toshiba’s recent announcement of their brand new state-of-the-art CELL TV, the consumer electronics industry is buzzing with speculation on the future of the humble television.

Toshiba’s CELL TV technology promises an enhanced picture quality and precise image accuracy by sampling multiple frames and restoring the native pre-sampling signal curve – put simply, providing more brightness, more contrast, more detail and more 3D capability.


September 21, 2009

Home Entertainment: Re-Loaded

Filed under: Audio,AV,Convergence,HDMI,Home Entertainment — Tags: — admin @ 9:21 am

Take a step back and look at how you and your family use common spaces, specifically the living room.  The living room was traditionally a place for people to gather and discuss current matters, how the day went and future plans.

With technology came multimedia.  First was the radio, then television, video, gaming systems and multimedia computers. Now, broadband Internet and wireless technology has pushed computers that were once confined to the office into our living space.


September 4, 2009

CEDIA 2009 preview

Filed under: Audio,AV,CEDIA,HDMI,IOGEAR News,Wireless AV Kit — admin @ 11:01 am

It’s been a busy week here at IOGEAR as we prepare for the 2009 CEDIA EXPO, September 9-13 in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Attendees this year will be able to test drive our recently launched Wireless Audio / Video Kit, a product that bridges the gap between the computer, home theater, and stereo systems by streaming both audio and video content (providing HD resolutions up to 720p) to an in-room VGA or DVI display as far as 30 feet away.


July 15, 2009

4 HDMI Devices -> One HDTV, Keyboard & Mouse = The Ultimate Living Room

Filed under: Audio,AV,Convergence,HDMI,Home Entertainment,Video — admin @ 1:25 pm

The living room truly is where families live today, not like before when it was only used to entertain guests or watch the occasional television show. Nowadays, the living room serves as a sanctuary of sorts; part media room, home office and gaming center. Due to the number of devices connected to each other, it can be somewhat difficult to enjoy all of them in a clean and simple fashion. IOGEAR’s revolutionary HDMI Control Center aims to alleviate some of the confusions.

May 29, 2009

The Digital Transition is on: What does this mean for your home entertainment system?

Filed under: AV,HDMI — Tags: — admin @ 6:19 pm

The countdown to the digital TV transition is back on and Americans have until June 12, 2009 to prepare.

With television going all-digital, there are easy steps that you can take to improve your entertainment setup. So how can you make the most of the newer, sharper broadcasts? Read on.