Alereon Wireless Laptop to HDTV Extender
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Photoshops of a device called the Motorola Shadow have appeared today followed by some intriguing rumors. While the Shadow is reminiscent of a Droid, possibly its successor, sources are indicating that this will in fact be the Google Nexus Two. If this is true, you may be seeing this device sold straight from Google unlocked like the Google Nexus One. No word on its specs or pricing, however from the leaked image, it's apparent that it will feature a touchscreen and slide out QWERTY keyboard. Also, it will presumably run the Android OS. (www.google.com/nexus1) The ability to stream content wirelessly from your PC to your HDTV is becoming a standard component needed for your multi-media system. Alereon just announced their wireless solution, which comes in pair with a USB dongle receiver and a sleek base receiver for your TV.
Alereon's Extender is easy to setup. This new NoWire wireless USB extender, which does away with the need for any software or drivers, uses your wireless USB dongle to mirror your laptop display on your TV, which itself must be outfitted with the Alereon TV receiver that connects via HDMI or VGA (with some help form a 3.5mm audio jack). That obviously limits your options a bit, but the good news is that the extender can also take advantage of some software and drivers for Windows for some more advanced functionality. Once you’ve got the pair set up, you’ll be able to beam movies wirelessly from your laptop to the HDTV for playback. This is an simple and clean solution, that frees you from the hassles of tangling wires. No word on a price just yet, but it looks like the extender will be available sometime in March.