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WKB-1000 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard With TouchPad

The WKB-1000 is a combined wireless keyboard and touch pad oriented towards Media Centre/Entertainment/Home Theatre PCs. It is light and slim, weighing 540g (1.2lbs) and measuring 422x180x19mm (16.6x7.1x0.75 inches). It…

WKB-1000 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard With TouchPad
Breathe Easier With The POWERbreathe Lung Exerciser

The POWERbreathe Lung Exerciser is like a "dumbell for your lungs". It is a resistance training tool that strengthens your inspiratory muscles - the muscles that you use for breathing…

Breathe Easier With The POWERbreathe Lung Exerciser
Happy Birthday Vlad!

Happy Birthday to Vlad, who turned 31 last Sunday.

His birthday was celebrated amongst many friends, electronic synth-pop music, kava, drink, platters of food, caramel mud cake and lots of gadgets…

Asus P5G41C-M LX Socket 775 uATX Motherboard with DDR2 and DDR3

In a previous post I explained how on my main desktop system - a socket-775 Core 2 Duo E4500 system - I can only access 3.25GB out of 4GB of…

Asus P5G41C-M LX Socket 775 uATX Motherboard with DDR2 and DDR3
Micro USB Cables for the HTC Desire and other HTC Android-Based Smart Phones

Earlier this year, I replaced my 2007-vintage Nokia E70 with an HTC Desire, which runs Google Android (originally 2.1, now upgraded to Froyo 2.2). It is by no means a…

Micro USB Cables for the HTC Desire and other HTC Android-Based Smart Phones
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HDMI over Cat 5 Extender

Written by Vlad on August 12, 2010 – 12:40 pm - 2,427 views

HDMI Cat5 Extender and HDMI Cat6 Extender

HDMI over Cat 5 extenders lets you extend the distance between any HDMI-equipped DVD player, Media Centre PC or Games Console and your TV screen using cheap Cat5 or Cat6 network cable. The most common use for HDMI extenders is when you have a large Plasma or LCD TV that is located far away from your Stereo or Hi-Fi cabinet.

The extender consists of two components – a transmitter, which connects to the HDMI output device, and a receiver, which connects to the HDMI input of your LCD or Plasma TV.

The transmitter and receiver are then connected over a longer distance by two lengths of Cat-5 cable. One Cat5 cable carries the HDMI DDC (control) signals and the other Cat-5 cable carries the HDMI Video and Audio signals.

Why I Bought the HDMI over Cat 5 Extender

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