Lenovo Cast is a media streaming device that can mirror content from your mobile device or tablets to your TV screen, wirelessly. It rivals the Google’s Chromecast stick in terms of features and utilities.
During the launch event of the Lenovo Cast, this week, Liu Jun, executive-VP and President, Mobile Business Group, Lenovo, stated “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 personalised experiences.”The Lenovo Cast is a small hockey puck-shaped dongle weighing 50 grams. It has a height of 15mm and a radius of 35mm. It comes with a single Micro-HDMI port and a Micro-USB port. It supports both HDMI 1.3 and HDCP 2.0 functionality.
This casting device supports WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n network bands at dual 2.4GHz and 5GHz speeds and covers a range of approximately 20 metres. Notably, this device does not support WiFi 802.11ac network band. As expected, it supports DLNA and Miracast, which will allow streaming of image, video, and sound of numerous formats.
The Lenovo Cast not only mirrors the content from your smartphone on the connected TV in 1080-pixels resolution, but it also lets you mirror your phone’s display on that television.
This stylish-looking dongle comes with a handy bracket for mounting its body on the back of the television sets.
Currently, the Lenovo Cast is compatible only with devices running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and later versions, as well as few-select iOS and Windows 8.1 devices.
As explained by the company, this plug-n-play device can be easily set up by plugging it into any large screen device’s HDMI port and linking it to the device’s signal. After that the user can play and enjoy media from the compatible smartphone or tablet.
The Lenovo Cast will be competing against other popular casting devices available in the market, such as Roku Streaming Stick and Amazon Fire TV Stick, apart from the Google Chromecast.
p.s- The company has announced that the Lenovo Cast will be available globally, starting this August.