This isn't exactly breaking news, but some time in the last week or so Samsung began shipping the Galaxy S4's official MHL adapter through its site and various retail partners in the US. The new adapter has been on sale for over 2 months abroad, but is just now finding its way to American shores.

MHL adapters, if you aren't aware, allow you to transmit HD A/V signal from your phone via a microUSB to HDMI piece to a television or monitor. The Galaxy S4 is one of the very first smartphones to user version 2.0 of the MHL standard, which no longer requires an external power source in order to be used (just don't be surprised when it demolishes your battery).

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