When might I need a Micro HDMI Connector?

The newest version of HDMI cables, HDMI 1.4, has a range of different connectors to choose from. One of these, the HDMI micro connector, can be extremely useful. It is a 19-pin connector just like mini and standard HDMI connectors and can do everything they can – except that it is a lot smaller.

So, we know that HDMI micro connectors have many advantages – namely, their compact size – but which devices can they be used with?

Currently, you can use an HDMI 1.4 micro connector with mobile phones (mostly smart phones), portable mp3 and other media players, digital cameras and camcorders. To put it simply, you can use micro HDMI connectors on any portable device which supports HDMI, especially where space is limited but you still want HDMI quality.

However, you can now use HDMI micro connectors with some tablet computers such as the Motorola Xoom and the BlackBerry Playbook. It is understood that the Apple iPad and iPad 2, amongst the popular of all tablet computers currently on the market, can be connected using standard HDMI 1.4 connectors (Type A). For other types, you will need to check with the manufacturer.

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