When the iPad 2 was introduced earlier this year, one interesting accessory that was launched together with the tablet was the Apple Digital AV adapter. Basically it allowed you to mirror whatever was on your iPad 2, iPhone 4 or iPod touch 4G on a HDTV. While the device itself is a good idea, it required you to have an extra HDMI cable as well just to make it work.
Well, the folks over at RedMere, have decided to do away with that clunky solution and have come up with their own. They designed a chip that allows manufacturers to create ultra thin HDMI cables that plugs directly into your iOS device (through a 30-pin connector) while the regular HDMI end goes into your HDTV. This means that users won’t have to carry around both an adapter and a spare HDMI cable if they plan to carry it around with them. Not to mention, the new cables will be thin enough to easily roll up to bring around.
While RedMere only creates the chips used in the cables, they don’t manufacture the cables themselves, so no prices for such cables have been announced yet, but keep your fingers crossed that they won’t cost a bomb. Expect the cables to hit the market by July this year. Hopefully Apple won’t be taking any action against RedMere – after all, they pretty much made their Digital AV adapter useless.