Wire free: Unboxing WAVI

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Wire free: Unboxing WAVI

ASUS WAVI

Up close and personal.

We’ve got our hands on WAVI – half of the WAVI Xtion kit you may have heard about. This is the wireless display half that throws your desktop image from the PC to your TV over 25 feet of air space. No wires keeps things neat and stops your kids or pets from eating it, tripping over it or simply looking at it to breaking it. Yep, we’ve all been there.

You can read the full details in James’ review, while we’re going to let you know exactly what you get in the box right here.

ASUS WAVI kit

Ta-da! The exact ASUS WAVI kit you get in the box

The WAVI box packs in everything necessary to get the kit up and running; there’s the two silver WAVI terminal boxes that send and receive data between each other, their respective power plugs, two HDMI cables and a USB cable for hooking one end up to a PC as well. WAVI can support a couple of USB peripherals or the Xtion gesture control, which are plugged into the TV-end of the WAVI pair in order to control your PC directly from the living room or across the office.

On each of the WAVI parts themselves there are separate power buttons so you don’t have to yank out the plug every time, and on the front there are two lights showing if it’s actually powered up and when they are talking to each other.

WAVI plugged in

WAVI plugged in

WAVI uses the AMIMON WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) technology that includes HDCP content protection for Blu-ray movies, and it can transmit standard TV resolutions up to FullHD 1080p. It’ll even do 3D 1080p movies at a standard 24Hz as well. It’s a neat package as the 4 x 5 MIMO antennas are entirely contained within the boxes, so there are no ugly sticks poking up out the back either.

WAVI sockets

WAVI sockets

Let us know what you think – is wireless the future or are you considering ripping up the carpet to hide your cables under it? Drop your comments below!

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