Microsoft Announces Chromecast-esque Wireless Display Adapter
Microsoft has just released a dongle. What does it do? It is an adapter for any Windows or Android device called plainly by Microsoft the Wireless Display Adapter. It uses the Miracast technology to mirror whatever things that is on display on your Windows or Android devices. Compared to the Chromecast this is actually more flexible and much more versatile the Chromecast is only limited to certain apps. While other mirror casting dongles rely on internet connection to display whatever the WDA does not need an internet connection. It uses Wi-Fi direct to mirror its graphics. Why is this better? It means that you can mirror anything on your devices as long as you store it anywhere locally. Like all the other dongle offerings also it is easy to use, just plug and play. It is not cheap though. While the Chromecast goes around for USD25 (RM82.50) this one comes to more than double at USD60 (RM198.00). The device is expected to arrive into US market starting this month on but we do not have information regarding the availability in other regions including South East Asia. We think the Chromecast is great though we might not buy one for ourselves given the option. This device, to us looks like a novelty over the Google equivalent but that is just us. What about you? Would you get the WDA or any other similar device?
Sources: Android Authority