Rocketfish sells everything from phone cases to chargers, GPS devices, and computing and gaming peripherals. But one particular area of focus for the company is home theatre accessories. These range from cables of differing types and lengths, to switches, and wireless speaker kits.
Here are four particularly notable items from the line to enhance your AV setup, plus one product for helping to keep your mobile device screens squeaky clean.
I often stream content from my phone, tablet, or computer to the bedroom TV using my Google Chromecast, which plugs directly into the TV’s HDMI port. But this typically means I have to unplug another device because the TV just doesn’t have enough ports to accommodate the number of HDMI-based AV devices my family uses.
And we’re not alone. For many of us, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, cable/satellite boxes, and other media devices are all fighting for space on the AV rack or shelf, and thus those few coveted HDMI ports.
With this switch, you can maximize one HDMI input on your TV for connecting up to four HDMI devices. This is especially useful if your TV only has the one HDMI input, or even two. But even with TVs that have plenty of HDMI inputs, it always seems as though we have just one more device we wish to connect than port available.
Having one of these switches means not having to plug and unplug devices manually when you want to play Xbox instead of watch TV, or check out a flick on Blu-ray for Sunday night movie night.
If you want to avoid running extra wires within your home theatre system, check out this wireless kit, which creates a wireless connection between your stereo amp and speakers for outputting low-latency, high-fidelity audio.
It works using a sender device that connects to an amplifier, and the partner receiver piece, which connects to two surround speakers. The devices speak to one another over the 2.4 GHz wireless band.
Sometimes an extra-long cable is needed to connect your TV to its content source. This one runs a full 6 feet, and can support the transmission of signals up to 1,080p (full high definition), HDMI 1.4 (for content like 4K and 3D), and most screen refresh rates.
The cables have 24K Gold-plated contacts that help to improve signal transfer and resist corrosion, 3-layer cable shielding that provides 360-degree resistance to EMI and RFI interference, and silver content soldering to help maintain signal integrity.
This 4-foot cable can be used to connect both high-definition and standard-definition components, ranging from TVs, to cable boxes, DVD players, and AV receivers. It’s high-speed, and can reliably transmit both digital audio and video signals.
If you’ve got some legacy devices in your setup (VCR or DVD player, anyone?) this will help you keep that gear in your AV loop, so to speak.
As earlier noted, while Rocketfish has a strong focus on AV accessories, the brand also makes accessories in other areas, like with this mobile device screen cleaning kit.
We use our phones and tablets 24/7, at home, at work or school, on the bus, and walking about. We shove them in our pockets, purses, backpacks and briefcases. And manipulate them with our mucky fingers. Even with a screen protector, the screen can get dirty, and rife with smudges and fingerprints. So it’s important to clean them periodically.
This kit consists of a 4-ounce bottle spray bottle of cleaning solution that’s both ammonia and alcohol-free. The included microfiber cloth lets you clean the screen without leaving any streaks behind. And your device will smell nice, too: the cleaner is scented like apples! Drop the bottle and cloth into the convenient carrying pouch so you can throw the set into your purse, backpack, or briefcase for on-the-go cleaning as needed.
While the kit is aimed at mobile device screens, like tablets, smartphones, and e-readers, there’s no reason you couldn’t also use it to get your small-sized LCD TV to sparkle.
We are often so excited about our high-tech AV gear that we forget about the less-sexy accessories that are pertinent to the experience. You can’t curl up on the couch to watch a movie, binge watch your favourite shows, relax with some background music, or pump up the tunes for a party, until all of the necessary devices are successfully communicating with one another. And the aforementioned accessories can help make that happen.
You can grab these and other Rocketfish products from the Rocketfish Store at Best Buy Online.