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Google Chromecast newest streaming player review
A few days ago Google introduced Chromecast. Chromecast is a brand new device for streaming of digital content. The device of size of a flash stick could be easily connected to modern TVs via built-in HDMI connector. Chromecast streams digital content via Wi-Fi from mobile gadgets as well as laptops and PCs to TVs. Google continues to announce low price and high quality gadgets. Chromecast is not an exception. The price of the device is $35 that is times less than its competitors Apple TV and Roku 3 streaming players could offer.
Chromecast streiming player features
Out of the box Chromecast plays video and music as well as allows viewing photos and browser tabs that runs on the mobile device. Chromecast is a cross-platform device. It could be used to play multimedia content from iPhone and iPad as well as from devices running on Android Operating System. Windows and OS X Operating systems are also supported. So you can use your laptop and/or PC together with Chromecast for streaming multimedia content to your TV. Google streaming player is running under Chrome OS.
How to use Chromecast streiming player ?
Chromecast is designed for streaming to TV multimedia content provided by various popular services such as Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV and Google Play Music. Simply connect the gadget via HDMI-connector to your TV and surf to the website of your favourite multimedia content provider from your mobile device. Find and press Cast button and enjoy your favourite movies streamed to your TV via W-Fi.
Chromecast is broadcast only the media content and not the entire screen of your mobile device, laptop or PC. The other useful feature of the device is the ability to operate even when your other device felt into the sleep mode.
Chromecast streaming player price and availability
Chromecast streaming player is currently available in US stores. The price of the device is just $35.
Mobile cinema for iPhone, iPad and iPod in your pocket
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D is a compact projector that belongs to the family of so called pico projectors. Pico projectors are typically very small and could be easily placed in your palm. Such mobility is greatly appreciated by frequent travelers. Pico projectors are normally used with mobile devices. For instance Aiptek MobileCinema i50D designed for Apple mobile gadgets such as iPhone, iPad and iPod.
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D pico projector review
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector could be used for watching movies and pictures as well as presentations. Although the quality of the picture providing by the compact projector is not that high as with modern powerful office projectors but portability and light weight make them very useful while traveling.
Mobile projector for Apple gadgets
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector is especially designed for Apple gadgets: iPhone, iPad and iPod. The mobile projector is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4S, 3rd and 4th generation of iPod Touch, as well as with iPad tablets up to 4th generation. Aiptek MobileCinema projector connects to Apple gadgets through a standard 30-pin connector. In general Aiptek MobileCinema pico projector could run on iOS version 4 and above.
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector design
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector comes with aluminium case with top and bottom panels made from black glossy plastic. Such combination of materials provides the optimal balance of size and weight of the device. The size of the device is 67x74x20 mm and the weight is 110 grams
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D main features and functionality
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector leverage DLP-technology for image projection with a diagonal of 6 to 60 inches. The minimum distance to the surface on which the projection is performed is 20 cm and the maximum is 2 m. Naturally, the larger the diagonal, the lower the brightness of the image. If maximum projection area needed then all lights should be off in the room in order to get good quality picture.
MobileCinema i50D compact projector projects pictures with a resolution of 640×480 pixels and the light output of 35 lumens. The projector comes with advanced energy-saving RGB-LEDs with a service life up to 20 thousand hours.
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector controls
The management of the device is controlled by two buttons and a small wheel. One button functions as a power switch turning power on and off. The second button controls built-in rechargeable battery. When pressed it activates charging of connected mobile device. The battery is capable to fully charge iPhone and iPod. iPad could also be charged up to 80% Focusing the image is controlled by the small wheel located at the left end of the projector.
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector Battery
Built-in Li-Polymer battery 1850 mAh battery provides up to 120 minutes of working time to the projector. The battery could be charged via the microUSB-socket – either from the PC or from the power outlet using standard Apple charger. There are three led lights located nearby control buttons indicating the status of the battery charge.
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D integration with Apple gadgets
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D pico projector could work with Apple gadgets out of the box without any additional settings. You just need to connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod to the projector and you are ready to go. Just use your favourite multimedia applications. For example, AV Player transmits the image to the projector just in one touch. Some games also support video output mode. “Video” and “Photo” embedded applications are also supported.
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector software
For better integration of Aiptek MobileCinema i50D with Apple devices manufacturer developed Aiptek Viewer software that is available for free in App Store. The application contains six menu items:
- Photo & Video essentially duplicates the functionality of iOS embedded utilities
- Browser is a simple browser
- Social Network brings to the big screen information from social networks like Twitter, Facebook and others
- YouTube – projects videos from the popular online service
- Google Maps that make the projector works with the famous maps service.
MobileCinema i50D compact projector price and availability
MobileCinema i50D is currently available for the price of $237.45