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NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Accelerator Now Shipping – Speeds Up Display, Video, Keyboard & Mouse via Remote Access – Re-stocked after Instantly Selling out




Re-stocked after Instantly Selling Out Thousands Are Now Deployed with ARA (Apple Remote Access) Users Around the World for Faster Mac mini Display-Free “Headless” Units Used as Networking, Storage, Media, & Home Theater Servers

Activates Full GPU/Video Performance on Mac mini without Attached Display – No More Choppy Video – 

Version Also Available Providing Same Acceleration Using Available Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Connection

February 4, 2016, Woodstock, IL — NewerTech, a leading performance upgrades and accessories company for Macs, PCs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods since 1984, announced today that the NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Accelerator is now shipping after selling out immediately after NewerTech’s announcement in November. The NewerTech HDMI Accelerator is a simple adapter that plugs into the Mac mini’s HDMI display port to make “headless” display-free Mac minis used as storage and media servers think there is a display attached. The NewerTech adapter activates the Mac’s video drivers and GPU (graphics processing unit) for 100% full video performance with no more choppy images, slow performance, or mouse lags.

Adapter for 100% Silky Smooth OS X Video Experience

Because of the Mac mini’s compact size, superior storage, performance, and low cost, it is often used as “headless” networking, storage, production studio media, and home theater servers with no need for a display which takes up space and power, or need for a keyboard or mouse. However, when the Mac mini is used without a display during Screen Sharing, its GPU isn’t activated. 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.

“Our HDMI Accelerator is so popular because previously when the Mac mini was used as a server, the best option was just to grin and bear the slow video performance whenever you needed to remotely access your mini. With our adapter, 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,” said Larry O’Connor, President, NewerTech.

Best-Selling HDMI Video Accelerator Shipping Now

Re-stocked after instantly selling out, thousands of NewerTech HDMI adapters are now being used by ARA (Apple Remote Access) users around the world for faster video in Mac mini display-free units. “After having an initial production run flying out the door and selling out, we’ve restocked the HDMI Headless Video Accelerator adapter substantially to ensure ongoing supply and are back with availability after 8 weeks of shortage,” said O’Connor. Priced at only $19.50, the HDMI Headless Video Accelerator is shipping now, available at: See video explaining how to use it at:

Version Available for All Macs without an HDMI Port Available or Preferred

In addition to the HDMI Headless Video Accelerator, NewerTech also offers the Headless Video Accelerator for Mini DisplayPort, a video accelerator for all Macs without an available HDMI port. Compatible with Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt connections, the Headless Video Accelerator for Mini DisplayPort activates full GPU/video performance on non-HDMI Macs without an attached display for no more choppy video. Info at:

NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Accelerator Specs:

  • Designed to the highest standards.
  • Includes proper shielding to prevent unwanted interference.
  • Small size does not interfere with cables.
  • 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)
  • Interface:  HDMI.
  • Maximum Resolution:  1080p.
  • Driver:  not required.
  • Required Software:  OS X 10.6.8 or later.
  • Dimensions when plugged in:  .25”(h) x .68”(w) x .58”(l).
  • Weight:  .2 oz.
  • Warranty: 3 Year NewerTech Product Limited Warranty.

Availability & Pricing

The NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Accelerator is available immediately priced at $19.50 through at: and major retailers. The NewerTech Headless Video Accelerator for Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt is also available now, priced at $19.49 at: 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 [email protected]. For more information, see our website:, or on Facebook: and

Twitter: @NewerTech.  

NewerTech’s Industry Awards Include:

– IoT Evolution Connected Home and Building Award (2015)

– 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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