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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 10:55 AM

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Note: At the time of this writing, the information below is applicable to the following devices:

  • LG Optimus G Pro
  • Nexus 4
  • Asus PadFone Infinity
  • And the Nexus 7 (2013)

  The original Nexus 7 (2012) edition is not SlimPort enabled.

Mobility DisplayPort, also known as MyDP or SlimPort, uses a micro-USB connector and passive cables to support DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA connectivity between mobile devices and external displays.

The MyDP implementation used in the aforementioned devices, was developed by Analogix, and based on the VESA DisplayPort standard.

There are two elements to a SlimPort connection — a SlimPort transmitter and a SlimPort adapter (sold separately).

  1. A SlimPort transmitter is responsible for converting HDMI output of the device’s application processor to an adapter. The aforementioned devices — one of which is the Nexus 7 — directly integrates the SlimPort transmitter into the phone.

  2. A SlimPort adapter (shown above) bridges the connection between the Micro USB port on the phone/tablet to an HDMI port on the back of a television.

SlimPort Android App

SlimPort Android App

Once connected, SlimPort will mirror all Nexus 7 content directly to your TV set. We're talking audio, home screens, app drawers, apps, etc.

Use cases include games, office applications (e.g., PowerPoint presentations), movies, and photos. Add a Bluetooth enabled controller to the mix to interact with action packed games directly on your TV.

An added benefit, is that SlimPort does not impact battery life in any way. In fact, you can simultaneously charge the Nexus 7 (2013) while the SlimPort in use.

The SlimPort adapter is available at Amazon for $29:

Nexus 7 (2013), LG Optimus G Pro, Nexus 4, Asus PadFone Infinity — SlimPort SP1002 High Speed Micro USB (male) To HDMI (female) Connector Cable

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