Kanex ships 10-foot MHL cable

Kanex announces the availability of its 10-foot MHL Passive Cable for MHL-enabled HDTVs and 10-foot MHL adapter for legacy HDMI TVs.

The MHL standard makes it possible to turn a mobile device into a full-featured home entertainment and presentation system when coupled with an HDTV.
The MHL standard makes it possible to turn a mobile device into a full-featured home entertainment and presentation system when coupled with an HDTV. Dong Ngo/CNET

A few months after making the first MHL-HDMI adapter available for existing HDMI displays, Kanex announced today that it's now shipping a 10-foot MHL Passive Cable for use with HDTVs that have built-in support for the MHL standard.

In case you don't know, MHL is short for Mobile High-Definition Link, a new mobile audio/video interface standard for directly connecting portable devices to high-definition displays. The standard enables a supported mobile device, such as the Samsung Galaxy S II or the HTC Flyer , to mirror its display, including HD video playback (up to 1080p) and gaming with sound (up to 7.1 surround), on a large HDTV or displays. The standard also supports charging and makes it possible to control the mobile device via the TV's remote control.

Kanex says the new 10-foot MHL Passive Cable is designed exclusively for MHL-enabled HDTV displays, such as the Toshiba WL800A, Samsung UN46D7000, and upcoming 2012 HDTVs. In addition, the company also announced today another 10-foot MHL Adapter, which is similar to the company's previous adapter but much longer and doesn't require another HDMI cable to work.

The 10-foot MHL Passive Cable and MHL Adapter are available now, costing about $15 and $35, respectively.

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