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MLinq

Kanex mLinq - USB to HDMI Audio Video Adapter

ITEM: MLINQ

The Kanex mLinq is a premium grade USB to HDMI Audio Video adapter designed to enable a simple and cost effective way for extending and connecting your Mac to a second or third display in high-definition. Mac users can now utilize up to three displays showing stunning content from; the notebook screen, a second display via the Mini DisplayPort to your Apple LED Cinema Display and the third from the USB port to your HDTV.

Have a blast for your past Macs
For legacy Macs (2006-2009 models) that does not include a Mini DisplayPort connector, our mLinq is a perfect solution allowing you to connect to any HDMI enabled external display such as an HD projector, monitor or an HDTV. So, unleash your desktop applications by extending your legacy Mac onto a newer display for extra workspace, viewing photos and more!

3rd Display for your Mac
Ever wonder how to hook up a 3rd display to your Mac? Well, it's simple! Just connect the mLinq to your existing USB port and create a panoramic workspace by viewing your desktop across multiple displays without sacrificing continuity.

Quick and simple
Set-up is a breeze for those who have plugged a USB cable or any other USB peripherals before. The mLinq needs a one-time software installation, then plug and play. Even hot swap with ease, with no need for hardware updates.

Powered from within
Don't bother with cumbersome power supplies that take up space. The mLinq is powered via USB. With a built-in LED light, the adapter will conveniently communicate to you when it's on and working.

 

 


Frequently Asked Questions

Will the Kanex mLinq work with my older style Mac running a G3, G4, or G5 series processor?
No, our Kanex mLinq will only work if you’re Mac is running an Intel-based processor. The older style G3, G4, and G5 processors are not supported.

I have hooked everything up correctly but I am only getting a video signal and no sound! Have I missed any steps?
In order to get audio via the mLinq adapter, you will need to set up your sound output options; Open System Preferences, Sound, and select the output tab. From here you should be able to select the USB adapter for sound output.

Do I need to install the software/ driver before I connect it to my HDTV?
Yes, the mLinq requires a one time easy installation and after that, you are ready to plug and play.

If you already have a monitor running out of the mini-displayport, can you use this to run a third monitor? Does a Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard support this?
Yes you can use this as a third monitor option. It is tested to be supported with Mac Snow Leopard OSX

Can I have more than one mLinq connected to my 2011 Macbook Pro for a possible fourth display?
No,you can only have one plugged in to the Macbook pro since USB recognizes the Mlinq as one display per graphics card output, but you can surely plug your Apple Cinema Display using the mini Displayport on your Macbook pro.

This will work with the new iMac thunderbolt port to output video and sound to a tv correct.
Yes, this will in fact work with the new thunderbolt equipped iMac's however this does not use the thunderbolt port. This is a USB device.

I have the iMac 27 inch (late 2009 model) I want to hook up my XBOX 360 to this using this kinex mLinq. Will it work at 1080p with audio? Thanks
The mLinq is designed to output video/audio signals to an external display, not input video signals. For your situation, you will need the Kanex XD to connect your XBOX 360 to the iMac. Remember, the limitations of 720p is the iMac, not our product. The 27" iMac EDID only allows for 2 input resolutions (720p OR 2560x1440). If the EDID supported 1080p then you wouldn't have any issues running at 1080p, but since it does not support that resolution, you must set your source to output @ 720p. http://www.kanexlive.com/blog/support/

Will the mLinq work with the new Mac OS X Lion 10.7?
Yes, the mLinq works excellent with Mac OS X Lion; Please download the latest drivers from our specs tab

Is the audio output 2.0 or 5.1?
The Kanex mLinq provides 2ch. audio via the USB port.

Kanex mLinq USB to HDMI Audio Video



 
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Technical Specifications

Signal Inputs/Outputs:    USB (x1)/ HDMI (x1)
Operating Frequency:   

Vertical Frequency Rate - 50/60Hz

Video Amplifier Bandwidth Max - 1.65Gbps/165MHz
Resolutions (HDTV):    480i, 576i, 1080i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p, 1920x1080, 1600x1200 (desktop display)
Power Requirements:    No external power source needed. Maximum power consumption via USB (1.65W)
Compatible with:    

Mac OS X* -  Lion 10.7.0, Snow Leopard 10.6.2, Leopard 10.5.8, Tiger 10.4.11 or Later

*Mac (Intel-based only)

Windows - Windows 7 (32/64bit), Windows Vista (32/64bit), Windows XP (32bit)
Warranty:    Limited 1-Year Parts& Labor

Compatibility:
iMac
    Early 2006
    Late 2006
    Mid 2006
    Mid 2007
    Early 2008
    Early 2009
    Late 2009
    Mid 2009
    Mid 2010
    Late 2011
    Mid 2011

Mac Pro
    Late 2006
    Early 2008
    Early 2009
    Late 2010
    Mid 2010

Macbook Air
    Early 2008
    Late 2008
    Mid 2009
    Late 2010
    Mid 2010
    Mid 2011

Macbook Pro
    Early 2006
    Late 2006
    Late 2007
    Mid 2007
    Early 2008
    Late 2008
    Early 2009
    Mid 2009
    Mid 2010
    Early 2011

Mac Mini
    Early 2006
    Late 2006
    Mid 2007
    Early 2009
    Late 2009
    Mid 2010
    Mid 2011

Macbook
    Late 2006
    Mid 2006
    Late 2007
    Mid 2007
    Early 2008
    Late 2008
    Early 2009
    Late 2009
    Mid 2009
    Mid 2010
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