At Thursday Lenovo Tech World event held in Beijing where they had introduced its own version of media streaming device which they named as Lenovo Cast, the specific function is that to deliver the mirror content from your smartphone to TV screens. The Lenovo Cast which seems like a hockey puck shaped is eventually released to compete with $39 Google’s Chromecast stick in terms of their features and other offerings. The Lenovo Cast might be accessible in the market in a month of August with a no cost price of 49$.
Lenovo Launches $49 Google Chromecast Competitor
The Lenovo Cast offers dual 2 .4GHz along with 5GHz 802 .11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi network bands ( but certainly not for 802 .11ac ), which provides a variety of roughly 20 metres and able to deliver mirrors content from mobile devices to TV screens in 1080p resolution. The device offers just one Micro-USB port, a Micro-HDMI port, with HDCP 2 .0. Moreover it can handle a HDMI 1 .3. It bears a diameter of 70mm, a height of 15mm, and weighs 50 grams. Despite being able to stream media, the device also allows clients easily mirror their smartphone’s display on the connected TV.
The Chinese PC manufacturer stated that the Lenovo Cast could be established in the very simple steps:“First, plug Lenovo Cast into any specific large screen device’s HDMI port. After that, link Lenovo Cast to the device’s signal. Soon after you can play and take pleasure in media from a DLNA or Miracast-enabled tablet or smartphone.”
The Lenovo Cast also features a bracket for people who wish to mount the device on the backside of the tv sets. It sustains DLNA and Miracast, which means to support for plenty of video, image and sound formats. Lenovo Cast is suitable for devices which are running on an Android 4 .3 Jelly Bean and later on versions, along with select Windows 8 .1 and iOS devices. The device likewisecarrying on the Google Chromecast, may also be competing against further casting devices in the market for example Amazon Fire TV Stick and Roku Streaming Stick.
With 5GHz Wi-Fi, the Lenovo Cast has certain features over and above Google’s Chromecast dongle alrady in the market. Although, Google is anticipated to release the next-generation Chromecast, or Chromecast 2, at Google I/O 2015, which kicks off on Thursday-Lenovo’s timing within that sense, with accessibility in August, might not seem it to reach initially to the market.
“Today people want more from their devices – the freedom technology gives them to accomplish more. They want to share a variety of content from their smartphones and tablets, such as online videos and games with friends and family on a larger screen,”
Stated by Liu Jun, Executive Vice President and President, Mobile Business Group, Lenovo throughout the release.”The new Lenovo Cast is our hottest device designed to enable such personalize experiences.”