Just when you thought you had a grasp on modern technology, another
new standard is introduced. In the near future (?) you’ll begin seeing
plugs in camcorders and other A/V devices that none of your other
cables will fit in. This is most likely a variation on the new HDMI 1.3
standard called a mini-HDMI connector. It is similar in shape to the
current HDMI plug, but a little smaller.
A new mini-HDMI connector next to the current HDMI plug
In addition to the cute new form factor, the HDMI 1.3 standard
increases the current HDMI standard’s bandwidth from 165 MHz, or about
4.95 gigabits per second, to 340 MHz, or about 10.2 gigabits per
second. Basically, this means you get a more consistent, clean audio
and video signal from point A to point B.
So prepare for the up-and-coming technology, likely to be released
with major A/V hardware providers like Sony. And when you see it, don’t
freak out, just contact us with any questions you may have about mini
HDMI and mini HDMI cables.