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The iPhone 7 Is Invigorating The Dongle Market, For Proof, Here’s the iLDOCK

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Last time we wrote about a similar dongle, it was for Belkin’s offering, which had a bunch of shortcomings. For one, it simply added a second lightning port so you could charge and listen to headphones at the same time, but if your headphones were “old school”, you would’ve needed an additional dongle for it to work. Well, with the iLDOCK, if you’re planning on staying in the 3.5mm camp and don’t want to double-dongle it, you can do what normal humans do and charge your phone while listening to music stress-free. Granted, you’re still stuck having to carry a stupid dongle for this, but hey, it’s $18 for 2 so even if you lose one, you have a backup.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ UberGizmo ]

Colorblind? The Eye2TV HDMI Dongle Will Color Correct Your TV For You

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For most people afflicted with it, colourblindness is a mundane reality of life: it’s not the end of the world, but you do wonder how things might look if you didn’t have it (yours truly does). The Eye2TV HDMI dongle plugs into any television and adjusts the colors on the fly to compensate for what colour-blind people don’t see. It sits between your source and your TV, altering the signal in real time. There are different levels of correction to accommodate the varying types of colourblindness, and other viewers with normal vision will reportedly not see that much of a difference.

The Eye2TV Adapter uses Eyeteq, “which is a new mathematical image processing technology based on world-leading research at the University of East Anglia, and has been transformed from the lab to real product by technology company Spectral Edge Ltd.” We will include a link at the bottom where you can download an app to test what the technology does. You’ll be able to upload pics and have them corrected, to determine if this is something you want to get. And if it is, the Eye2TV Adapter will set you back £50, or about $74, on their Kickstarter campaign. It’s far from being funded though, so if this is something you care about, spread the word.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ MedGadget ]
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Headless Ghost HDMI Display Emulator Looks Useful, At Least For Some

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Despite the name, the Headless Ghost HDMI Display Emulator isn’t some kind of Halloween prop. It’s a tiny HDMI dongle that mimics a display and fools a computer into thinking it’s connected to one. This is for people who often remotely connect to display-less machines, and who would benefit from being able to do so at full resolution. You see, many PCs automatically lower the output resolution if they don’t detect a display, some even going as far as disabling the graphics card altogether. But if you’re running software that would benefit from having the GPU chugging along, like cryptocurrency mining software, then the Headless Ghost is especially useful. As a matter of fact, if you have a farm of machines built specifically for that purpose, you’ll be happy to know that you won’t be needing a display for each PC, but that an inexpensive £10 (~$16 USD) dongle will do. It can mimic resolutions ranging from 800×600 to 4096×2160.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Technabob ]