As 8K televisions begin to gain traction, the need for cables able to handle huge amounts of data continues to grow. Austere, a new company we told you about a few months ago, is ready for the revolution. Their new 8K HDMI 2.1 cables can handle 48 Gbps with style. They look great but come at a price.
Now let’s be clear, 8K TVs have a serious ”wow” factor. Their design, technology, and the crisp video they deliver are nothing short of amazing. But while there’s nothing sexy about cables, without the right cable, that 8K TV it a mediocre piece of wall art.
Perhaps that is why Austere describes the new cables as ”a must-have accessory delivering unmatched bandwidth ideal for the next level in home entertainment.”
The Austere 8K HDMI cable is engineered to meet the needs of TVs that carry 8K UHD specifications. That means it can handle a bandwidth of 48 Gbps and can carry resolutions up to 10K and 8K60 with 4K120 frame rates.
But technology isn’t the only thing that makes these new cables stand out. Their construction is a few steps above most cables you will currently find for sale. The Austere VII Series HDMI 8K cables are Kevlar-reinforced and are protected by the company’s proprietary WovenArmor. WovenArmor is constructed for flexibility and strength and allows the cables to be used in confined spaces that require bends and turns of the cable without losing any efficiency. Also, the cables have ”all-metal pure endurance gold shielded contacts” and ”LinkFit connectors,” which ensure a locking connection to various devices. These not only look great, but they also create a degree of quality that helps ensure a lifetime of performance with little to no degradation over time.
But there’s more. As Austere notes:
To upgrade your entertainment experience, we support High-Fidelity eARC technology and employ silver-plated conductors to deliver the highest quality audio streaming possible. And the aDesign housing is visually stunning to complement your home. décor
ARC technology is important because it allows the “upstream” and “downstream” signals to pass over a single HDMI connection between a TV and any eARC-equipped device. This, in turn, enables a single remote to control an entire AV system.
Finally, Austere is so confident in their new cables that they include a Lifetime Guarantee.
The cables look great and perform with a degree of efficiency you won’t find in the budget HDMI cables currently available on the market. That performance, however, comes at a price. The 1.5m Austere 8K HDMI 2.1 cable is $99 while the 2.5m version us an eye-popping $149. That’s pricey, but if you want the best performance from your new TV, especially when you are playing high definition games or watching movies, it might be worth the price. At least when purchasing one, you can rest easy knowing it is the last cable you will likely ever have to buy.