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Review: iAdapt V2, Kanex Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter

A few weeks ago, we highlighted here on the website that HDMI Org had ordered the removal of all HDMI-Mini DisplayPort cables from the market, due to the lack of licensing programs for them. Adapters like Kanex's iAdapt V2, fortunately, remain totally legal and available and that's why we decided to try it out.

Kanex - iAdapt V2

Supercompact and with a tasteful look combining white with silver, the adapter connects to the Mac via the Mini DisplayPort (which matches the Thunderbolt of recent machines) and has an HDMI input on its other end, where you connect an HDMI cable- Conventional HDMI and you can then connect it to your HD projector or TV, for example.

Kanex - iAdapt V2

The Kanex adapter supports up to 2.25Gbps per channel, maximum resolution of 1920x1080p @ 60Hz and 12-bit color depth per channel, perfect for modern HDTVs. My LG 42LD460 is no wonder, but I spent it very well, in my case.

Kanex - iAdapt V2

Perhaps the coolest aspect of this adapter is that it also transmits audio supporting uncompressed digital channels LPCM 7.1, 5.1 or 2, and is also compatible with digital channels with Bit-Stream compression (Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio) .

Kanex - iAdapt V2

When connected to the TV, the adapter supports both mirroring (mirroring) of the screen as well as the extended monitor mode, so you can work with it as if it were a second monitor. There are no limits to the type of content displayed; watched movies in Full HD 1080p with him without any problem.

Kanex - iAdapt V2

The adapter works with MacBooks Late 2008, MacBooks Pro Early 2009, MacBooks Air Late 2008, iMacs Early 2009, Macs mini Early 2009, Macs Pro Early 2009 or newer, but not all of them support simultaneous audio transmission.


PRS
  • great price.
  • Nice look, very compact.
  • "It just works."
CONS
  • Does not come with HDMI-HDMI cable.
  • For less recent Mini DisplayPort port limitations, not all Macs support simultaneous audio transmission.

The iAdapt V2 has a suggested price of US $ 30, and for those interested, the Kanex line is also composed of the iAdapt DVI (US $ 20) and iAdapt VGA (US $ 25) models. Soon the company will have a distributor with these products for Brazil; we will update this post and let you know on our Twitter as soon as we have a link to do so.