Kenex Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapterRight after posting about my dilemma between digital and analog audio and I come across this press release from Apogee.

Apogee Inc., manufacturer of AV and computer related products, is debuting the long awaited Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter with USB digital audio. The new adapter will join the Kanex™ family which includes a full line of Mini DisplayPort adapters for DVI, VGA and HDMI.

I don’t know if this will fix my issue, but it certainly seems possible that this device would allow digital audio to be passed through HDMI while leaving the headphone jack available for analog output. It may not be possible to output both simultaneously, but the possibility of a software toggle to switch between one or the other definitely has piqued my interest. Hopefully we’ll get more information in the coming weeks.

The product is planned to be released in August 2009. Read the full press release.