Austere releases an HDMI 2.1 cable for 8K UHD content

Austere's new 8K HDMI 2.1 Cable. (Source: Austere)
Austere's new 8K HDMI 2.1 Cable. (Source: Austere)
8K is the next up-and-coming thing in display-tech standards. However, devices that support it may only be so effective at showing it without compatible, high-quality cables. The company Austere has put just such a product on the market.
Deirdre O Donnell,

With its own certifications, specifications and first wave of compatible TVs, the 8K revolution is just about underway. Furthermore, this new standard may also graduate to consoles, PCs and phones soon. However, at least some of these devices may still rely on wired connections to transmit the ultra-high-res content in question.

This is where Austere comes in with its new kind of HDMI cable. It supports the 2.1 version of this interface, which is conveyed through this company's "signature WovenArmor" technology. It claims that this makes the new cable "demonstrably thinner than most other 8K cable options", while protecting the signal from any kind of snag or angle while in use.

The Austere 8K HDMI 2.1 cable is also reinforced with Kevlar in its external braiding for extra strength. It is rated for high fidelity eARC connections and a 48 gigbit per second (Gbps) bandwidth, which can sustain resolutions of 10K, 8K at 60fps, as well as 4K at 120fps.

However, no further backwards compatibilty is mentioned in relation to this cable, which goes for US$99 for a 1.5 meter (m) SKU, or $149 for one of a 2.5m length. They are available to order on from now.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-01-24 (Update: 2020-01-24)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.