Kanex XD Lets You Use Your Console & Blu-ray Player With Your iMac

This will be interesting for the gamers among you, if you own a 27-inch iMac or 27-inch Apple LCD Cinema Display, then you can connect your console to the screen. The Kanex XD enables you to take any device with a HDMI connection – such as your PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or Blu-ray player – and hook it up to your iMac or Cinema Display via the Mini DisplayPort connector.

It’s perfect for casual gaming at your desk or catching a Blu-ray in your lunch hour, and it’s a great way to make the most out of your expensive Apple display. It looks great. Its small, sleek and sophisticated aluminum design will look right at home the moment you place the XD next to your Apple iMac or Cinema Display..

Setup is completely effortless: take your XD out of the box and plug it into the power outlet, then connect the HDMI cable from your source to one end and the Mini DisplayPort cable from your iMac to the other. All cables are supplied with the XD, so you won’t need anything extra to get you going.

If you’re stuck in a small office or apartment and you don’t really have room for both a TV and a big Apple display, using the XD to turn your existing Apple equipment into a TV works incredibly well.

Will the Mac Mini see an update soon?

If you’re looking to pick up a new Mac Mini for those hot summer days, then you might be out of luck.

Several online sites have reported that supplies for the Mini are getting smaller and smaller by the hour.

Apple Insider reports that some “Bulk buyers and education buyers have had their orders pushed back to June 14”.


All of this could indicate that we will soon see a long needed update to the Mac Mini, while specs are still scarce, sever posters suggest that we might see the addition of an HDMI port to the machine. This would especially make sense if the long rumored update to the Apple TV were to become a reality.

While we wait for confirmation on an update, what would you like to see the new Mac Mini include in terms of specs?