NewerTech announced today that the NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Accelerator is now shipping after selling out immediately after NewerTech’s announcement in November. The NewerTech HDMI Accelerator is a simple adapter that plugs into the Mac mini’s HDMI display port to make “headless” display-free Mac minis used as storage and media servers think there is a display attached. The NewerTech adapter activates the Mac’s video drivers and GPU (graphics processing unit) for 100% full video performance with no more choppy images, slow performance, or mouse lags.
Adapter for 100% Silky Smooth OS X Video Experience
Because of the Mac mini’s compact size, superior storage, performance, and low cost, it is often used as “headless” networking, storage, production studio media, and home theater servers with no need for a display which takes up space and power, or need for a keyboard or mouse. However, when the Mac mini is used without a display during Screen Sharing, its GPU isn’t activated. As a result, the interface lags, resulting in choppy screens and slow video, animation, cursor movements, menu navigation, and typing. Plugging the NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Accelerator into the HDMI port of the Mac mini solves this problem, engaging the GPU so your remote interface works exactly how you’d expect.
“Our HDMI Accelerator is so popular because previously when the Mac mini was used as a server, the best option was just to grin and bear the slow video performance whenever you needed to remotely access your mini. With our adapter, the Mac mini thinks there is a display attached, so you’re back to the 100% silky smooth OS X experience you know and love,” said Larry O’Connor, President, NewerTech.
Best-Selling HDMI Video Accelerator Shipping Now
Re-stocked after instantly selling out, thousands of NewerTech HDMI adapters are now being used by ARA (Apple Remote Access) users around the world for faster video in Mac mini display-free units. “After having an initial production run flying out the door and selling out, we’ve restocked the HDMI Headless Video Accelerator adapter substantially to ensure ongoing supply and are back with availability after 8 weeks of shortage,” said O’Connor.
Version Available for Macs without HDMI Port Available or Preferred
In addition to the HDMI Headless Video Accelerator, NewerTech also offers the Headless Video Accelerator for Mini DisplayPort, a video accelerator for all Macs without an available HDMI port. Compatible with Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt connections, the Headless Video Accelerator for Mini DisplayPort activates full GPU/video performance on non-HDMI Macs without an attached display for no more choppy video. Info at: eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/CBLMDPHEAD/.
NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Accelerator Specs:
- Designed to the highest standards.
- Includes proper shielding to prevent unwanted interference.
- Small size does not interfere with cables.
- Works with: Mac mini Mid 2010 (Mac mini4,1), Mac mini Mid 2011 (Macmini5,1 / Mac mini5,2 / Mac mini5,3), Mac mini Late 2012 (Mac mini6,1 / Mac mini6,2), Late 2014 (Macmini7,1).
- Interface: HDMI.
- Maximum Resolution: 1080p.
- Driver: not required.
- Required Software: OS X 10.6.8 or later.
- Dimensions when plugged in: .25”(h) x .68”(w) x .58”(l).
- Weight: .2 oz.
- Warranty: 3 Year NewerTech Product Limited Warranty.
The NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Accelerator is available immediately through MacSales.com at: eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/ADP4KHEAD/ and major retailers. The NewerTech Headless Video Accelerator for Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt is also available now at: eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/CBLMDPHEAD/. For more information, see www.newertech.com/products/hdmi_headless_video_adapter.php, website: www.newertech.com.