Not just the web but anything that’s on your PC, from your desktop to YouTube, can be streamed via wireless USB by the Veebeam – even in HD, in fact their slogan is ‘If it plays on your PC it can play on your TV’.
So how does it work? You buy the Veebeam in either standard definition (£99) or HD (£139), install the software, plug the unit into your TV and the wireless USB adaptor into your PC (or Mac) and you’ll see your desktop appear on the TV screen. You can then play anything you would normally play on the computer and watch it on telly.
System-wise it supports Mac OSX and Windows 7, Vista and XP. The minimum requirements are 2.2 GHz or greater Intel Core 2 Duo or Intel i3, i5, and i7, so it’s ideal for laptops but not compatible with Netbooks. Veebeam comes with a 30 day money back guarantee and a one year warranty.
Veebeam uses a technology called Wireless USB, which creates a secure point-to-point connection between the PC and TV. WUSB gives you more bandwidth, better security and less interference over short distances than WiFi but the laptop and TV need to be in the same room to maintain that high speed connection.
There are 2 modes to Veebeam, Desktop and Play-To mode. Desktop is the default and is the one you’d use for web browsing, looking at photos and other files, whereas Play-To mode is for playing back high quality video media (not websites), however it can multitask so you can do email and web while watching.