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Microsoft Releases Chromecast Like Dongle

Microsoft today announced a wireless display adapter similar to Google’s Chromecast. The Microsoft device is Miracast-enabled, which means both Windows and Android devices can work with the streaming dongle. The Microsoft version looks much boxier than the Google version, but works in the same manner.

The device works on HDTV, monitor or projector, wirelessly beaming whatever you’re looking at on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. The Microsoft version will have a little more support than the Chromecast or Apple TV which uses Airplay. Microsoft’s dongle stars at $59.95, which is a little steep when compared to Chromecast’s $3o price tag.

You can pre-order the Wireless Display Adapter today, though there’s no word on when it will actually ship.

I’m excited to see more companies working on putting small screens onto larger screens. Now the Chromecast is a better deal and a lower price that will for sure appeal to customers. The Chromecast is an impulse buy while the poorly named Microsoft version is a little pricier and less of an impulse buy. Tell us in the comments below what you think about the Microsoft dongle and if you would buy it over the Chromecast.