Wireworld's new HDMI cables: $1,000/meter


Welcome to A/V cable overkill. Cable manufacturer Wireworld has introduced its new Platinum Starlight HDMI Cables, a new top-of-the-line cable that costs $1,000 per meter. Yes, that's a grand per meters, or approximate price of a fully-equipped Honda Accord EX per 30 meters (the maximum cable length).

The cable uses 24 solid silver conductors, and according to Wireworld can transfer data at over twice the speed of HDMI v1.4 specifications. It all seems very technically impressive, but it's still a thousand dollar cable. For a meter of cable you could get three Blu-ray players and have change left over for a back-up remote.

Will Greenwald