By Andrew Liszewski
Sometimes even the smallest of innovations can make a big difference. Panasonic, a company that doesn’t normally come to mind when you think of cable makers, has quite literally developed a new twist on the HDMI cable. While current HDMI cables can require up to 9cm (3.54 inches) of space behind a flatscreen TV depending on where the connections are located, the new Panasonic Free Angle HDMI cable features a connector that can be swiveled 180 degrees, requiring only about 3cm (1.18 inches) of space. It doesn’t make a big difference if your flatscreen is sitting on a TV stand, but if you wanted to mount it on the wall, I imagine these would be extremely convenient. The cables should be available this August in either 1.5 meter (4.92 feet) or 3 meter (9.84 feet) lengths.