|The Veebeam and its USB antennae.|
The Veebeam connects to your TV via standard, or HDMI cables. A small USB antennae plugs into your laptop for when you want to watch on your TV. You install the Veebeam software on your laptop the first time you use the device, and then you are good to go!
The Veebeam broadcasts whatever you are watching on your computer to your TV using Wireless USB, not Wi-Fi. The company claims that the wireless USB offers many advantages over Wi-Fi including, "more bandwidth, better security and less interference over short distances."
The Veebeam picture is as good as whatever I am watching in my laptop, and the sound is also outputted through your TV.
Other uses could be for corporate conference rooms, when you have a monitor but not a permanently attached computer.
I will note the first Veebeam I got was a lemon and I needed to return it, and the product launch was delayed due to software issues, but hopefully the production bugs have been worked out. I am 100% happy with the device now .
The Veebeam is priced at $99 for Standard or $139 for HD. Available at Veebeam.com.