Video Accelerator eliminates lag for headless Mac minis.

Press Release Summary:

NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Accelerator, when plugged into display-free (headless) Mac mini's HDMI port, makes host device think display is attached. Consequently, video drivers are loaded and GPU is fully activated. This enables 100% full video performance without any choppy images or mouse lags when Mac mini is used as storage device or media server. Measuring .25 x .68 x .58 in. when plugged in, adapter requires OS X 10.6.8 or later and supports 1080p max resolution.

Original Press Release:

NewerTech Announces HDMI Headless Video Accelerator -- Eliminates Lag Time for Display, Video and Mouse via Remote Access

Activates Full GPU/Video Performance on Apple Mac Minis without an Attached Video Display -- Makes Mac mini Think a Display is Attached

For Mac mini Display-Free “Headless” Units Used Remotely as Networking, Storage, Media, & Home Theater Servers

Woodstock, IL – NewerTech, a leading performance upgrades and accessories company for Macs, PCs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods since 1984, announced today the NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Accelerator, a simple adapter that plugs into the Mac mini’s HDMI display port to make display-free “headless” Mac minis used as storage and media servers think that there is a display attached. Using the NewerTech adapter, video drivers are loaded and the GPU (graphics processing unit) is fully activated for 100% full video performance with no more choppy images or mouse lags.

Plug It In & Restore Video Performance

Because of the Mac mini’s compact size, superior storage, performance, and low cost, they are often used as “headless” networking, storage, production studio media, and home theater servers with no need for a monitor, keyboard or mouse. When the Mac mini is used without a monitor, its GPU isn’t used. As a result, the interface lags, resulting in choppy screens and slow video, animation, cursor movements, menu navigation, and typing. Plugging the NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Accelerator into the HDMI port of the Mac mini solves this problem, engaging the GPU so your remote interface works exactly how you’d expect.

“In the past, when using the Mac mini as a server, the best option was just to grin and bear the slow video performance whenever you needed to remotely access your mini, which is an entirely inadequate experience,” said Larry O’Connor, President, NewerTech. “With the NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Accelerator, the Mac mini thinks there is a display attached, so you’re back to the 100% silky smooth OS X experience you know and love.”

NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Accelerator Specs:

• Designed to the highest standards.

•Â Includes proper shielding to prevent unwanted interference.

•Â Works with:  Mac mini Mid 2010 (Macmini4,1), Mac mini Mid 2011 (Macmini5,1 / Macmini5,2 / Macmini5,3), Mac mini Late 2012 (Macmini6,1 / Macmini6,2), Mac mini Late 2014 (Macmini7,1)

•Â Interface:  HDMI.

•Â Maximum Resolution:  1080p.

•Â Driver:  not required.

•Â Required Software:  OS X 10.6.8 or later.

•Â Dimensions when plugged in:  .25”(h) x .68”(w) x .58”(l).

•Â Weight:  .2 oz.

•Â Warranty: 3 Year NewerTech Product Limited Warranty.

Availability & Pricing

The NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Accelerator is available immediately priced at $19.50 through Other World Computing at: and major retailers. For more information, see, website:

About NewerTech

NewerTech Inc. creates performance upgrades and accessories for Macintosh and PC computers, iPods, iPhones, and iPads, and is headquartered in Woodstock, Illinois. Dealer inquiries are welcome at 1-815-308-7001 or by e-mailing For more information, see our website: , or on Facebook: and Twitter: @NewerTech.

NewerTech's Industry Awards Include:

– Best in Biz Bronze Award for Most Innovative Consumer Product of the Year, 2014

– CustomerRetailer EXC!TE Award (2012)

– American Business Award "People’s Choice" Stevie® Award (2012)

– Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval

– American Business Awards "Stevie" Gold (2013) and Silver (2014)

– Handyman Club of America Seal of Approval

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