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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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…