Best Buy's in the home theater business? They sure are. The company has
been for some time, too, with their Insignia
line offering low-cost
HDTVs to buyers on a budget. But another in-house brand has been gaining
steam as well, with Rocketfish providing numerous home theater
solutions for people looking for ways to make their existing speakers
wireless or connect their 1080p sources without wires.
Today, Best Buy is introducing two new Rocketfish products, and you
won't find these in any other store. The first is probably the most
important. It's the 4-port WirelessHD
Kit, which allows users to connect
four HDMI sources (a Blu-ray player, PlayStation 3, Xbox
360 and media
streamer, just as an example) and then send one of those sources to a
nearby HDTV without an HDMI wire connecting the two. It uses WirelessHD
60GHz signal technology to broadcast 1080p without any wires, and it
works up to 32 feet. The Rocketfish WirelessHD kit can also help reduce
clutter by enabling easy wall mounting of an HDTV while “hiding” source
components out of sight. Also, the kit auto-switches from source to
source as they are activated, freeing you from making that change
manually. It's priced at $299.99, which is hundreds less than similar
solutions that launched only a year or two back.
The next new product is the Rocketfish Rocketboost Wireless Stereo
Headphones, which act to give music lovers a way to listen to their
tunes, games, etc. without a wire. Included with the headphones is a
docking station that,
when connected to other devices, lets consumers listen to music
the home wirelessly with an over-the-ear design. These are listed
Best Buy Simplifies Home Theater With Two New Rocketfish Products
4-Port WirelessHD Kit and Rocketboost Wireless Stereo Headphones replace cord clutter, bringing easy connectivity to HDTV installation and high-performance personal audio
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) the nation’s largest consumer electronics retailer, today announced the arrival of two new Rocketfish™ products available exclusively at Best Buy. Both the 4-Port WirelessHD™ Kit and Rocketboost™ Wireless Stereo Headphones simplify home theater experiences by offering easy solutions to connect and enjoy content, eliminating the need for the complex cords and hassle that can limit where HDTVs are installed or where and how people enjoy personal audio throughout the home.
Available for $299.99, the Rocketfish 4-Port WirelessHD Kit sends full HD 1080p HDMI signals (including 3D) up to 32 feet without wires, presenting a simple, affordable solution for installing HD video where cables are not possible—such as over a fireplace or with ceiling-mounted HD projectors. The Rocketfish WirelessHD kit can also help reduce clutter by enabling easy wall mounting of an HDTV while “hiding” source components out of sight.
The 4-port WirelessHD kit operates in the 60GHz frequency range for crystal-clear, interference free wireless audio/video transmission without any type of signal compression or “bit-dropping” – just as if the components were connected with a high-speed HDMI cable. With four HDMI inputs on the auto-switching transmitter and latency of less than 4 milliseconds, the kit is perfect for all HDMI connections, including fast-action gaming systems, and is easy to set up and operate.
Priced at $119.99, the Rocketfish Rocketboost Wireless Stereo Headphones provide uncompressed digital CD-quality sound that can be streamed from any audio component in the house, including an HDTV, disc or portable music player. Included with the headphones is a docking station that, when connected to other devices, lets consumers listen to music around the home wirelessly with an over-the-ear design that fits comfortably for hours of enjoyment.
Many Rocketfish products take advantage of Rocketboost Wireless Audio technology, utilizing standard connections for speaker line and line level inputs, and designed for compatibility with almost any brand of equipment. In addition to the new Rocketboost Wireless Stereo Headphones launching today, the Rocketfish line of Rocketboost enabled simplified connectivity solutions also includes a Wireless Amplified Audio Receiver, a Wireless Sender/Receiver, a Wireless Outdoor Speaker and a Wireless HD Audio Starter Kit, among others.
Consumers can see the Rocketfish 4-port WirelessHD Kit and Rocketboost Wireless Stereo Headphones at all Best Buy retail locations or learn more at bestbuy.com. Key features include:
Rocketfish 4-Port Wireless HD Kit
* Connects up to 4 HDMI source components to transmitter
* Compatible with 1080p/60 and 3D video
* Supports HDMI CEC remote control functionality, also includes IR remote for port switching on components that do not support CEC
* Receiver can be mounted to wall or ceiling (bracket included)
* Includes two 4ft Rocketfish HDMI cables (model RF-G1160a)
Rocketfish Rocketboost Wireless Stereo Headphones
* Compatible with all Rocketboost Wireless products
* Headphones receive audio from other Rocketboost products
* Docking station sends audio to headphones and other Rocketboost products
* Works with all other audio components (TV, CD/DVD player, mp3 player)
* High-performance audio - uncompressed digital CD-quality sound, adjustable volume control
* Easy to Use - Easy setup, rechargeable batteries with convenient base docking station