Best Buy Wants You to Spend $1000 on a HDMI Cable

Best Buy, who must think that if people are silly enough to shop there, they might be a big enough sucker to get ripped off on HDMI cables, is offering a "diamond" "high-speed" 2-foot HDMI cable for the most ridiculous price of $940. What a steal! » 8/22/12 11:30pm 8/22/12 11:30pm

Zillions Of Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI Cables To Be Recalled

Uh oh—it appears that Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI cables are unlicensed, so manufacturers have been selling illegal cables this whole time. This doesn't bode well for Apple, but also for Toshiba, Dell and HP, who all use the port. » 7/08/11 6:20am 7/08/11 6:20am

The Great Cable Rip-Off, For Visual Learners

Expensive cables are a big rip-off. No surprise there, we wrote about it at length in our "The Truth About Monster Cable" trilogy in 2007. (1, 2, and 3.) But if you're a visual learner, Mint.com offers this helpful infographic. » 3/31/10 4:20pm 3/31/10 4:20pm

Sanus' ELM410 HDMI Cables Give You 180 Degrees of Freedom

Now this makes sense—an HDMI cable with a connector that can be positioned within a 180 degree radius. That will be a big space saver if you are trying to run cords in tight spaces. » 1/05/10 11:09am 1/05/10 11:09am

Don't Get Screwed: A Guide to Deals on Cables and Extras For Your…

Unwrapping a nice lustworthy gadget only to learn that some crucial part is sold separately can be a major drag. But exercise patience: It's dumb to run to the first open store for HDMI cables and extra game controllers. » 12/22/09 3:20pm 12/22/09 3:20pm

Light-Up HDMI Cables Make Sense, But Not Like This

I love the idea of light-up HDMI cables but I'm not sold on these, from Japan's Donya electronics retailer. In a sense, they are completely backwards. Have you guessed why? » 4/03/09 10:00pm 4/03/09 10:00pm

New Honeywell HDMI Cable Heals Self, But At What Cost?

Honeywell, maker of all kinds of scary top-secret stuff, has just unveiled its design for a "self-diagnostic and self-healing" HDMI cable. No, this isn't like the self-healing armor that for all we know Honeywell also helped design; these new cables use a chip to correct signal as it passes through, and LEDs to tell… » 8/30/07 10:37am 8/30/07 10:37am