Accessory maker Belkin announced its new Miracast Video Adapter, a small HDMI dongle that wirelessly displays content from an Android phone or tablet directly to an HDTV. If you haven’t heard before, Miracast mirrors the screen of your Android device, enabling you to enjoy movies, TV shows, video clips, photos, games or apps, in full HD without messy cables.
“With so much of our lives embedded in our mobile devices, it’s only natural that people are looking for more ways to share content from their smartphones with family and friends,” said Mike Chen, vice president of Belkin’s networking division.
The Belkin Miracast Adapter plugs directly into the HDMI port of any HDTV and uses a small USB cord connected to the TV’s USB port for power. For TVs with hard to reach HDMI ports, The Miracast Adapter also comes with an extension cable for easier attachment.
Miracast works natively with devices running Android 4.2.X or higher, including the Samsung Galaxy S3/S4, Galaxy Note 2 and 3, HTC One, Google Nexus 4/5, LG G2 and Kindle Fire HDX. Price of this little device was not unveiled, though.