We’ve told you that Microsoft is working on its own Google Chromecast-like device and voila – it’s here.
The newly announced Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter looks rather bulky and it’s very different from the Google-made device. In fact, it’s a rather simple Miracast dongle that is needed only on older TVs; most new TV set come with built-in Miracast support.
What’s more, similar devices are already available so we’re not sure why the Redmond giant wanted to make its own variant.
In any case, Microsoft’s dongle connects to an HDMI input as well as a USB port for power to do its magic. Once connected to the TV, it’s up to you to pair it with compatible smartphone or tablet to the big screen and mirror every single thing happening on a mobile device.
“All you need to do is plug the USB end and HDMI end of the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter into an HDTV, monitor or projector,” Microsoft said in a blog post. “Then select the right input on your TV, pair it with your laptop, tablet, or smartphone and you’ll be ready to go. Then just wirelessly project your screen from your Miracast-enabled device.”
The Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter is now up for pre-order and you can secure your unit for $59.95. Deliveries will start at some point in October.