Best Buy Intros the $299.99 Rocketfish 4-port Wireless HD Kit


If you’ve been looking for a relatively inexpensive solution to wirelessly connect your HDMI equipped A/V gear to your HDTV, Rocketfish’s 4-port Wireless HD kit (RF-WHD200) might be the answer to your needs. The $299.99 kit provides a wireless 1080p/60 and 3D video connection from up to 32-feet away using WirelessHD 60GHz technology (latency is stated to be less than 4 milliseconds). In addition, the 4-port transmitter and can auto-switch (though it does include an IR remote) to an active component like, say, when you switch off your cable box to use your game console. Note: this product is available exclusively at Best Buy at the moment (similar single HDMI port product from Gefen goes for $999).

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, Nov. 2, 2010 – 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

About Best Buy Co., Inc.

With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, China, Mexico and Turkey, Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services with a commitment to growth and innovation. The Best Buy family of brands and partnerships collectively generates more than $49 billion in annual revenue and includes brands such as Best Buy; Best Buy Mobile; Audiovisions; The Carphone Warehouse; Future Shop; Geek Squad, Jiangsu Five Star; Magnolia Audio Video; Napster; Pacific Sales; and The Phone House. Approximately 180,000 employees apply their talents to help bring the benefits of these brands to life for customers through retail locations, multiple call centers and Web sites, in-home solutions, product delivery and activities in our communities. Community partnership is central to the way we do business at Best Buy. In fiscal 2010, we donated a combined $25.2 million to improve the vitality of the communities where our employees and customers live and work. For more information about Best Buy, visit www.bby.com




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