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December 12, 2007 - 8:15 am - Posted by iDunzo

Wireless USB display adapterDisplayLink and Alereon have announced a wireless USB display adapter.

The dongle will packetize the video signal and transmit it through the ether, whereupon it will be reassembled into a picture which “looks to a user exactly like a wired display”.

The adapter supports 32-bit color and “real-time video playback” at resolutions up to 1680 x1050.

At first, the inevitable skepticism set in. Why bother with a cable free display when you have to plug it into a power source anyway? The press release shut me up.

Planned applications include “USB-connected monitors, video-capable USB laptop docking stations, Skype video phones, picture frames”.

The adapter will be on show at next year’s CES, and should be available soon, at $150-$250 for the transmitter/receiver set.

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