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Belkin prices up delayed wireless HDMI box

The smart choice: opportunity from uncertainty

Belkin's anticipated wireless HDMI box, FlyWire, will finally hit shop shelves in October, the accessory maker has said. That's later than expected - and it'll cost more too.

Belkin previewed FlyWire at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Back then, the company said it was looking forward to a summer release.

Belkin FlyWire

Belkin's FlyWire: pricey wireless HDMI

It also said it expected the box to cost between $499 and $599. It now turns out it'll cost $700 to connect a single room's devices - or $1000 if you want the multi-room model.

FlyWire delivers multiple uncompressed HDMI audio and video streams using proprietary wireless technology that operates in the 5GHz band. There's a receiver unit for your HD TV. The FlyWire has six inputs - three HDMI, two component-video and one composite-video - and can switch between them.

All very clever, of course, but it seems a lot to pay just to eliminate a dozen or so wires from the back of your telly. That said, the multi-room option is attractive, and it's a smart way to connect a large, wall-mounted screen to picture sources.

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