UltraVideo HDMI to VGA Adapter Review

Accell sent us the UltraVideo HDMI to VGA Adapter ($59.99) to review. There are quite a few HDMI to VGA Adapters but they are all much poorer quality than Accell’s adapter. All you have to do to connect your VGA monitor to your HDMI port is to plug it in and plug in the supplied USB power cable. It is that simple there are no drivers needed it is just plug in and play.

Here is the datasheet for the adapter:

  • Compliant with HDMI 1.3a and DVI 1.0 specifications
  • Supports 10 bits RGB color output
  • Supports up to 1080P, 1920×1200, 60Hz, reduced blanking
  • Supports up to 225MHz video timing
  • EDID control and MCCS pass-through from display to source
  • Automatic sink detection
  • USB or AC Powered

The design of the adapter is sleek and simple to use. It is just as fast to set up as plugging in a standard cable. With VGA starting to out of date sometimes you end up in a situation where you need to connect to VGA. This is where the adapter has become vital.

Sportiiiis HUD display Review

4iiii Sportiiiis Review
The hardest thing to learn about running or biking is being able to keep at a good pace. If you can’t keep at a good pace you will burn out quickly or you will need to run/bike forever for it to be a workout. This is always a challenge because it takes lots of time and practice to figure out what your heart rate should feel like, and even more difficult sticking to this once you are going.

Continue reading

Google I/O 2012: Keynote, Day 1 Recap

Hugo Barra: “Last year we said we crossed the 100m mark in devices. I’m thrilled to announce our latest milestone:400m Android devices.”

That is a amazing feat. A 400% increase from Google I/O 2011. Great job Google.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be coming in July OTA for ICS compatible devices. It will come with Project Butter UI, Google Now, and richer notifications. Continue reading

Kindle Fire Metro Edition

On Episode 87 of The Android Realm Podcast, I explained how to get GoLauncher running on your Kindle Fire to make it a “proper” Android tablet without rooting, ROMing or any of the other potentially risky methods of getting Android proper running on your Kindle. This post is an update on how to get Launcher7 running on your Kindle to make it look like Windows Phone 7 or Windows 8 with the Metro interface.

Kindle Fire running a Metro Interface

Continue reading