Veebeam HD Wireless Streamer
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Although i have to admit i would prefer a cable connection over an wireless one any day of the week (stability/safety issues) i have to agree that sometimes wireless connectivity could come in quite handy in some cases. Here at RWL we have reviewed most of the known hardware media players in the market some of which feature streaming capabilities, however usually the cost for such units is quite high and most of the times they are not very easy to use. With this in mind a new player on the block called Veebeam is offering the ideal solution for people who want to stream FullHD (1080p) media content from their PCs or Notebooks directly onto their TV screen, the Veebeam HD.
The company operated in a stealth mode for over two years as it systematically honed every facet of the product to ensure it met consumer expectations. The Veebeam team includes an impressive group of veterans with experience bringing to market a wide array of consumer hardware, mobile phones, Bluetooth and WiFi products. The team has a track record of building successful products and services at such companies as Virata, Texas Instruments, SiGe, IBM, Best Buy, Logitech, VUDU, and AOL. Veebeam is a privately held, venture-backed, corporation created by the 2008 merger of Staccato Communications (San Diego, CA) and Artimi (Cambridge, UK). It maintains offices in Burlingame (CA), Cambridge (UK), and Bangalore (IN).
So what does the Veebeam HD device do exactly? Well like i said it's used to stream content directly from your PC/Notebook to your TV screen by using the latest Wireless USB technology. Now in order to stream FullHD media content not only does Wireless USB feature more bandwidth than let’s say the conventional Wi-Fi but it also creates a secure point-to-point connection between your PC/Notebook and your TV screen thus keeping interference by other devices into a minimum. The only drawback of the Veebeam HD is that you actually need to be inside the same room for it to work flawlessly and although this was expected i would like to see a future version capable of streaming HD material between even greater distances.