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IOGEAR Wireless USB To VGA Adapter (Also, My 3,000th Post!)

IOGEAR Wireless USB to VGA Kit (Image courtesy IOGEAR)
By Andrew Liszewski

Up until recently my computer has been in close proximity to my TV, but now that they’ve parted ways, I’ve lost the ability to easily connect them up without having a VGA cable running between rooms. But that’s exactly the problem the Wireless USB to VGA adapter from IOGEAR solves. The USB adapter pictured on the right connects to your PC or laptop, while the VGA adapter on the left connects to your external display, getting rid of those unsightly cables in-between.

Now the range is limited to about 30 feet but you can push a half-decent resolution of either 1600×1200 (UXGA) or 1680×1050 (WSXGA+). The IOGEAR site also claims you can stream videos up to 720P in resolution, though the range is then limited to about 15 feet, and you’ll need a system with at least a 2GHz CPU. But even with those limitations it seems like a nice alternative to trying to hide cables under a rug, and you can order one directly from the IOGEAR website for $229.95.

And on a side note, even though I find it hard to believe, this is officially my 3,000th post here on OhGizmo! Thanks to everyone who checks out the site every day, I hope I’ve educated or entertained at least some of you. And thanks to David for hiring me all those years ago, and to my fellow writers here at OG! and to all the gadget bloggers who help make this job as entertaining as it is.

[ IOGEAR Wireless USB to VGA Kit ] VIA [ Jonzee ]







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  • GCPiper

    Congrats on the 3,000th post!

  • Brian

    Been following you for years. Great stuff. My favorite blog.

    -Brian (medical student)

  • David Ponce

    Hey Andrew, congrats dude! You know how much I value your work, and I'm extremely proud of what you've accomplished over the years. Here's to the next 3,000!! :)

  • Mark

    Congrats on the 3,000th post, Andrew.
    I read the site daily (mon-fri) and hope you guys continue the great work you've been doing for all these years now.

    As for the product: 230 bucks?! that's pretty steep considering it only gives you 15 feet when streaming video and the alternatives at hand.

  • gibsonav

    Only problem with it so far seems to be overlay issues when you go full screen on an external (LCD). wonder if they ever fixed that?

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    More information about Wireless USB, news from the developer scene and latest product announcements are available at Wireless USB Blog.

  • http://www.ohgizmo.com/ Evan Ackerman

    Damn, I've got a lot of catching up to do…

    :) Congrats on 3k!

  • Jul333

    Love your posts Andrew! Congratulations!

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    Nice info in your site, I will bookmark your blog ASAP

  • bjornsikkes

    Hi i have some troubles with this product.
    When the computer starts he wil reach with a good visual to the login menu from xp.
    But after that I got a screen with no input a second later he shown me the background imago from xp with no icons and the without explorer (start menu etc etc).
    Does someone know's the reason for this problem and better does someone knows the solution to this problem ?

    Regards

    Bjorn

  • bjornsikkes

    Hi i have some troubles with this product.
    When the computer starts he wil reach with a good visual to the login menu from xp.
    But after that I got a screen with no input a second later he shown me the background imago from xp with no icons and the without explorer (start menu etc etc).
    Does someone know's the reason for this problem and better does someone knows the solution to this problem ?

    Regards

    Bjorn

  • http://www.facebook.com/iain.ford Iain Bear Ford

    Does this product work in reverse. I.E VGA in my Laptop and USB in my TV

  • http://www.facebook.com/iain.ford Iain Bear Ford

    Does this product work in reverse. I.E VGA in my Laptop and USB in my TV