March 02, 2012
| by Rachel Cericola
Still trying to hook your PC up to the TV? Forget all of those wires. Warpia is making it easy—or EZ. The company just announced the Warpia StreamEZ Wireless HDMI Streaming Kit.
This new product can connect a PC, set-top box, Blu-ray player or pretty much any other AV device to your HDTV, all without additional wire clutter. All you need is an HDTV output on both of the devices you are hooking up. The package comes with a transmitter and a receiver, and promises streaming up to 1080p with 5.1 surround sound (when available).
Once everything is hooked up, you can easily stream Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Hulu or anything else on the web, without having to hook your HDTV to the web. It also allows users to place equipment with ease, meaning you don’t need that cable box or Blu-ray player close to the HDTV to enjoy the benefits.
“Warpia StreamEZ is the first product on the market to offer the versatility of PC streaming combined with wireless HDMI functionality for set top boxes and Blu-Ray/DVD players,” says Mike Walsh, Warpia’s president. “The StreamEZ is a solution that provides consumers with maximum entertainment options whether they are watching a movie from their set-top box or streaming content from their PC, they can now do it without the clutter of cables.”
According to Warpia, the StreamEZ solution can deliver content up to 30 feet away and is compatible with PCs and Mac products. (Mac laptops, however, need a Mini Display Port to HDMI connector, which is not included.)
Warpia is selling the StreamEZ now, with an MSRP of $219.99.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.