The HD-10 Miracast Screen Sharing Adapter connects to your HDTV with an HDMI cable, then waits for a connection from your Miracast enabled phone.
Miracast is also baked into Android phones from 4.2 onwards and Nokia have ensured these will also be compatible with the HD-10.
One unique design extra with the HD-10 is that it features an NFC tag for super quick pairing. If your phone doesn’t have NFC then you can of course just search for the HD-10 in your display settings, but the NFC tag makes the process all the quicker.
Even better this NFC tag is located on a slick little portable disc, which can be removed and put somewhere convenient such as a coffee table. I’m assuming this disc uses uses Bluetooth low-energy and a tiny rechargeable battery to keep connected to the powered main unit (I’ll take any corrections to this in the comments!).
You can order the HD-10 from Clove for just £61.20 (£51.00 ex-VAT), in black or white with first stock expected by the end of September.
Plenty of you might not know about Miracast, although it’s been creeping into more tech for a couple of years now.
Think of it like a wireless HDMI cable. Essentially it lets you share exactly what is on your phone’s screen with an HDTV. If the TV doesn’t have Miracast built in, then you stream to an adapter like this HD-10, which is connected in turn to the TV over physical HDMI .
Miracast is an extension to the WiFi protocol and uses WiFi Direct. This means that the two devices are talking directly to each other on an ad-hoc network, rather than taking up bandwidth on your main wireless network.
With Miracast whatever is on your screen gets transferred, so you can stream app content, videos, music, games and even web pages.