You don’t have to buy an AirPlay device or the Apple TV to stream stuff from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you ask Cywee, all you need is their little adapter, which beams video and audio to a receiver that attaches to your big screen. It also works with the last-gen iPod nano. PCD will likely be bringing this clever accessory to market under its own brand name in time for the holiday season for less than $100.
The device only handles 480p, and the receiver connects to your TV via composite cables. Still, the playback was pretty smooth. Plus, you’re not limited to photos and videos. According to the company, if a given app or game supports Apple’s video output API, it should work. The first video below is a Chopper 2 game. You can even capture video and see the viewfinder live on your TV.
Check out more details and a video and gallery below to see this neat little add-on in action.
How does this setup work? Cywee uses RF technology on the 5.8-GHz band, and it requires line of sight. That means the range is limited to about 15 feet. We noticed that the signal cut out occasionally, especially when someone accidentally touched the receiver, but this was not the final device. The adapter itself attaches right to an iPhone or iPad’s dock connector, so it’s just plug and play.
Next year Cywee promises to roll out an 802.11n version of this adapter that will handle 1080p and a receiver that will connect to your TV via HDMI. The company is also working on a micro USB version of its product for Android and other devices. Check out the videos and gallery below and let us know what you think in the comments.
PCD-Cywee Adapter Streaming from iPad
PCD-Cywee Adapter Streaming from Camera