Monday, 10 September 2012

AirBridge Promises to Seamlessly, Wirelessly Connect Your iPad and TV

Ever dreamed your TV could mirror exactly what you’re looking at on your iPad without having to connect it physically? That dream is closer to becoming reality thanks to a new Kickstarter project called Airbridge. Airbridge is a hardware add-on for Apple devices that will allow you to stream whatever is on your gadget screen via wireless. All you will have to do, according to the creators, is plug the dongle to your iPad or iPhone and snap the base to the TV and the two devices will automatically connect to each other. No need to deal with cables, no need to set up or configure anything. Airbridge will even create a Wi-Fi network if needed. The goal is seamless and completely effortless plug-and-play. “We want technology to play effortlessly well with other technology,” states the Kickstarter page of the project. “We want it to act like a silent servant – reliable, durable, and making lives easier, and in a way that’s not frustrating, unnecessarily difficult or complicated to use.” The applications for a device like this are endless. It could be used to give Powerpoint presentations, saving you the trouble of connecting your computer to the TV or the projector. Actually, you don’t need those either. Via Wi-Fi, Airbridge will allow you to share your presentation to other iOS devices that have the Airbridge App installed. Those users will also be able to take notes, snap screenshots and even record video. Once Airbridge is plugged into your iOS device, you will be able to easily share files via drag-and-drop to other devices in a range of 40 foot. Airbridge could be a powerful entertainment tool too. You will be able to stream movies and video games with no loss of quality with a resolution of up to 1080p, its creators say. Airbridge will come in two versions: Lite and Pro. The Pro version will give users more connectivity options and better network capabilities. SOURCE: MASHABLE

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