Belkin Announces Chromecast, Er, Miracast

Miracast

Huge accessory maker Belkin announced its new Miracast Video Adaptor, a dongle that plugs into your tv’s HDMI port (and is powered from it’s USB port). Users can send video from an Android smartphone.

Does this sound like Google’s Chromecast?

Well, both devices drive their respective monitors at 1080p.

Both plug and play into the display’s HDMI port.

Both receive their power from the display’s USB port.

Both cost $35. Uh, wait-Miracast costs $79.99.

What?

Well, if you were considering a dongle to stream video, audio, and game output from your handheld/tablet/Chromebook, looks like the Chromecast is the way to go.

Chromecast

Get your Chromecast here for $35.