Lenovo has launched its video streaming device dubbed the Lenovo Cast at Lenovo Tech World event in Beijing. This device will compete against the Google Chromecast which is priced at $35. The Lenovo Cast enables users to stream media content on smartphone or tablet as well as mirrors the content from mobile devices on tbigger HDMI-enabled TV screens. It is capable of transmitting content from smartphones or tablets to bigger screens from a distant of about 20 meters with 1080p resolution.
It comes with Micro-USB port, a Micro-HDMI port, HDCP 2.0 and HDMI 1.3 support. As for dimensions, it has 70mm diameter, 15mm height and weighs 50 grams.
“Lenovo Cast works in three simple steps: plug, link and play. First, plug Lenovo Cast into any large screen device’s HDMI port. Then link Lenovo Cast to the device’s signal. Then play and enjoy media from a DLNA or Miracast-enabled tablet or smartphone,” notes the company in a press release.
Key Features Of Lenovo Cast
- Streams content on mobile devices
- Mirrors content from mobile devices on bigger HDMI-enabled television screens
- Dimensions: 70mm diameter, 15mm height
- Weight: 50 grams
- Micro-USB port, a Micro-HDMI port and HDCP 2.0 and HDMI 1.3 support
- Transmits content from a distance of 20 meters
- Portable design
Price and Availability
Priced at $49, the Lenovo Cast will be available globally starting August 2015.
“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. The new Lenovo Cast is our latest device created to enable such personalized experiences,” said Liu Jun, Executive Vice President and President, Mobile Business Group, Lenovo.
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