Startech's new USB-C to HDMI cables support 4K HDR right up to 5m / 16ft

iPad Pro USB-C
iPad Pro USB-C (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Startech has announced new USB-C to HDMI cables that offer HDR support all the way up to 5m / 16.4ft.
  • The new cables are HDMI 2.0b-ready.

Startech has announced a range of new USB-C to HDMI cables that are available in lengths all the way up to 5m and 16.4ft. Despite that length, the cables are HDMI 2.0b-ready and support 4K HDR at 60Hz.

Prices for the new cables start at $37.99 and they come in a rather fetching silver finish with black cabling. The cables themselves are suited for use with Apple's iPad Pro and being super long they can be run behind furniture and under carpet strips to avoid a cabling nightmare.

Startech Usb C Hdmi

Startech Usb C Hdmi (Image credit: Startech)

The USB-C video converter cable is fully compatible with your HDMI 2.0b equipment, supporting resolutions up to 4K 60Hz (3840x2160) and bandwidths up to 18Gbps. The cable offers 4:4:4 chroma subsampling, so every pixel gets its own unique color. It's also backward compatible with earlier versions of HDMI.

The world of USB-C to HDMI cables can be a messy one, especially if you need a cable that supports 4K at 60Hz. Longer cables tend to not support the higher refresh rate which is bad news for those who like buttery smooth motion. Cables like these new ones from Startech are just the ticket, however.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.