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Microsoft launches expensive Google Chromecast competitor

Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter

Microsoft has just announced the Wireless Display Adapter, which sounds pretty plain at first, but is essentially a competitor to the Google Chromecast. This connects to devices using the Miracast technology, so it is imperative that your smartphone, tablet, notebook and television/projector has support for this particular feature. This is perhaps the only distinguishing factor from the Google Chromecast as far as functionality is concerned. Barring this, customers can use the Wireless Display Adapter to mirror a wide range of content much like Google’s offering.

The device connects to the host with a USB and HDMI slot as you can see from the image above, so it draws power directly from the monitor or television than requiring a separate power outlet. Microsoft has priced the Wireless Display Adapter at $59.95 with sales slated to kick off next month via Best Buy. The device is also up for pre-order from the Microsoft Store. The fact that it costs almost twice as much as the Chromecast might be a deal breaker for some customers.

What do you think of Microsoft’s answer to the Chromecast, is it worth the $60 price tag?

Source: Microsoft Store

Via: Talk Android

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