One input selector, two video streamers added to lineup
Accessory manufacturer IOGear added three new products to its lineup today at the Consumer Electronics Show. The Wireless 5x2 HD Matrix, Wireless Mobile and WiDi to HDTV, and the Wireless 1080P Computer to HD Display Kit were all shown. All three devices will be available at retail shortly after conclusion of the expo.
DTS virtual surround via USB
Iogear recently released a USB sound adapter, the Theater Sound Xperience, that brings DTS virtual surround to Windows machines. The hardware accessory is paired with a software utility that provides further options for enhancing music and voice recordings. In our full review, we determine if the device lives up to the company's promises.
Sends 1080p and 3D video to up to two rooms
IOGEAR is now offering a system for wirelessly sending 1080p video to HDTVs. The GW3DHDKIT is a transmitter, receiver, and remote controller package that allows a user to stream standard, HD or 3D resolution content from up to two HDMI enabled devices to a TV screen. The imagery can be sent to up to two rooms and has under 1ms of lag.
Connects up to 4 USB devices wirelessly to router
IOGEAR has unveiled a new USB Sharing Station to connect multiple devices to a Wi-Fi network. The GUWIP204 supports up to four USB devices including printers, multi-function devices, external hard drives, MP3 players, flash drives, speakers, and cameras. IOGEAR has also embedded a 100Mbps Ethernet port.
Connects Ethernet-enabled devices to Internet
IOGEAR today announced the GWU627 Universal WiFi Adapter. The company claims that the adapter is truly "universal", connecting any vendor's device with an Ethernet port, such as a Blu-ray player, game console or LCD/LED TV to the Internet via a local network router.
Iogear adapter delivers HD video from USB port
Iogear has just unveiled a USB to HD Adapter (GUC2025H) that allows users to connect extra displays to a computer using only a USB 2.0 cable. The adapter carries both the video and audio. The adapter has one USB 2.0 connection and one HDMI port.
IOGEAR outs six-device Bluetooth keyboard
IOGEAR has recently unveiled a new Bluetooth keyboard, the Multi-Link Bluetooth Keyboard with Touchpad. Also known as the GKM611B, it allows users to switch between device such as game consoles, desktop PCs, notebooks, home theater PCs and other Bluetooth-enabled gear it can control. The range extends out to 30 feet, like other Bluetooth devices.
IOGEAR intros 3 USB hub
IOGEAR on Monday announced the release of its 3-port USB 2.0 Mobile Hub, which not only expands the available USB ports of a Windows or Mac laptop or PC, but also includes a mini USB cord for transferring data from or charging cellphones or other compatible portable electronics. Both the mini-USB and USB cords tuck away into the sides of the hub for a clean and organized package.
IOGEAR Net ShareStation
Connection accessories maker IOGEAR on Tuesday announced it will debut its DVI Net ShareStation device at the CEDIA Expo which kicks off on Wednesday. The DVI Net ShareStation lets up to six users share one monitor via a connected Ethernet network. It connects to a host monitor via an included DVI / VGA adapter on one end along with an Ethernet network jack on the other. The device supports resolutions of up to 1600x1200 pixels.
IOGEAR USB to VGA kit
Iogear on Tuesday announced it will soon launch its Wireless USB to VGA Kit, allowing Windows users to clone their desktop, view photos, or stream videos up to 720p from their PCs or laptops to other displays or projectors equipped with VGA connections. The wireless connection is good for distances of up to 30 feet, potentially allowing one person to watch multimedia content from the PC while another is otherwise using the computer.
IOGEAR intros KVM switch
Interface and network connection device maker IOGEAR on Monday introduced its USB Laptop KVM (Keyboard, Video and Mouse) Switch, which allows users to control two computers, be they desktops or notebooks, or one of each, with one set of peripherals. IOGEAR claims their newest release is the first such product that will allow a notebook to control the whole of a second PC, including its display output. The KVM switch uses a USB 2.0 connection and includes IOGEAR’s software that allows users to transfer files between the connected PCs.
Iogear emergency charger
On Thursday, Iogear introduced the GearJuice Rescue Charger to supplement its GearJuice mobile pocket power portable battery and JuiceMeter portable battery tester. The company promises an extra 15 minutes of energy to mobile devices such as MP3 players or phones that use a mini USB connection for charging.
IOGEAR USB network hub
IOGEAR on Monday announced the launch of its USB Net ShareStation device, which allows USB device sharing across a network. The USB Net ShareStation allows any combination of up to four hard drives, flash drivers, printers, speakers or webcams to be shared and controlled between networked computers with the help of a USB 2.0 hub.
IOGEAR expands KVMP line
IOGEAR on Tuesday introduced three new additions its KVM product line. The company's new 2- and 4-Port KVMP Switches with USB 2.0 hub and 2.1 Stereo (GCS1802 for $200 and GCS1804 for $300) allow small and home office users to share USB 2.0 peripherals, such as printers and scanners, with multiple computers. Users can control several machines with a single keyboard and mouse, and using a single monitor; in addition, audio enthusiasts can also listen to favorite songs, programs and audio clips in high-quality through PC speakers, as both products support 2.1 stereo sound. Designed for avid gamers and graphic designers, IOGEAR's 4-Port Dual-Link DVI KVMP Switch (GCS1204 for $450) supports up to 3840 X 2400 resolutions, allowing for easy viewing of intense graphics that may normally appear distorted and blurry at lower resolutions.
Iogear's USB video card
California-based Iogear on Monday announced a new connectivity solution, the USB 2.0 External DVI Video Card. The product allows users to quickly and painlessly add up to six monitors to their existing Windows desktop or laptop for multitasking. The external device supports resolutions up to 1600x1200 pixels and 32-bit color. The DVI port allows a DVI monitor to be integrated via a computer's USB 2.0 port, or a VGA screen thanks to an adapter.
DVI Video/Audio Extender
IOGEAR on Monday took the wraps off its DVI Video/Audio Extender Kit that enables digital signage professionals to distribute video and audio signals up to 100 feet away with a single cable. The kit consists of two DVI units, a local transmitter and a remote receiver, which users connect with a CAT 5e/6 Ethernet cable. Using DVI cords, the transmitting component links to the native source and the receiving extender hooks up to a DVI display. Designed for audio/video set-ups in remote, insecure locations, the device can broadcast audio and video material for different environments, including exhibits, trade shows, train stations and airports.
IOGEAR today launched the Portable Media Player, its unusual take on the concept of a media hub. Rather than design a networked but fixed device like the Apple TV or Monsoon Hava, the company's new system is meant to be picked up and carried on vacation or between meetings, measuring only slightly larger than its remote and supplying many of the navigation controls on the player itself.
IOGEAR's digital pen ships
IOGEAR today unveiled its Mobile Digital Scribe, a functional pen with a digital receiver that stores up to 50 pages of notes and images which users can upload to a computer. The pen works on any paper and uses standard ink refills, while an ultrasonic transmitter and infrared sensor capture hand movements and a receiver attached to a notepad stores up to 50 pages of data. The Mobile Digital Scribe is compatible with 12 languages and works with Windows Vista as well as Microsoft Office 2000 and newer. The pen is priced at $130.
CardBus WUSB adapter
IOGEAR continues to extend its wireless USB product line with the introduction of a CardBus-based WUSB peripheral for notebooks. Working with any certified WUSB device, IOGEAR's new offering is a certified Wireless USB CardBus HMA and works much like its USB dongle ($100) counterpart, but with a few advantages: it frees up USB slots and also decreases bandwidth over the USB bus, according to the report. Designed for older notebooks -- newer models usually have ExpressCard slots -- users can opt for the CardBus-device to work with external WUSB hubs, such as the recently introduced by Belkin. Pricing or availability were not noted in the report and IOGEAR's website has not been updated. [via EverythingUSB]
IOGEAR unveils new switch
IOGEAR today unveiled the Dual-Link DVI KVMP & MultiMedia Switch (site not updated, alternate switch shown at right) at Macworld Expo. The 2-port switching device allows users to share a Dual-Link DVI display, USB keyboard, mouse, and 7.1 surround-sound between two computers. The Dual-Link DVI KVMP & MultiMedia Switch supports seamless switching and consistent resolutions among computers with various operating systems by remembering the monitor's optimum parameters, according to IOGEAR. IOGEAR plans to ship the new switch for $400 in February.
IOGEAR Bluetooth Kit
IOGEAR today ended its year with a pair of Bluetooth devices made just for phones. The Hands Free Car Kit clips to the overhead visor on most cars and provides any phone that fits the Bluetooth hands-free profile with a speakerphone to place and answer calls without reaching for the device itself. The kit likewise pairs with Bluetooth-capable computers to serve as a breakaway speakerphone for Skype and other VoIP servics. It comes with echo and noise as well as an 8-hour battery life, and ships today for $70.
SATA, eSATA upgrades
IOGEAR on Monday introduced new Serial ATA (SATA) and External SATA (eSATA) products, including PCI and PCI-Express card adapters, enclosures, and cables. The new storage upgrades and accessories offer a faster, cost-effective option for increasing their disk drive speeds, the company said. The new product line facilitates data transfers at speeds up to 3Gbps -- six times quicker than USB 2.0, while the SATA PCI and PCI-Express solutions also add RAID (redundant array of independent disks) capabilities to existing laptops and desktops. IOGEAR's new enclosure converts internal SATA hard disk drives into durable external USB 2.0 or eSATA drives that can take full advantage of the robust SATA feature set.