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Computer Engineering student working on wireless video transmitter for smartphones

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Computer Engineering student working on wireless video transmitter for smartphones
HDMI has been gaining popularity, ending up on the majority of high-end smartphones, and iOS devices like the iPad 2 also support the standard via a separate dongle, but while it makes mirroring your content to an HD TV easy, you still have to deal with cables. There should be a way to wirelessly transfer all that content, a computer engineering student thought and the idea for iCast, a wireless transmitter for smartphones, tablets and camcorders, was born.

iCast looks much like an external battery pack or a phone dock – you just insert your device in iCast and you can enjoy 1080p full HD mirroring, but the functionality is not limited to videos only – it just mirrors everything on your cell phone so you can use it as a game controller, watch pictures or browse the web. The gadget supports the iPhone and the iPad, but also a number of Android devices like the HTC EVO 4G, DROID X, Galaxy Tab slates, and even camcorders. iCast requires no Internet connection and your phone can be charged while content is being mirrored. Excited? The tool is coming just before the Holiday season, on December 5th for $149.99 and you can pre-order yours at the source link below.

source: iyuyo
Thanks, jorge colman!

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posted on 12 Jul 2011, 02:56 3

1. Cool (unregistered)

Good for that engineering student, great idea.

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 05:03 8

2. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

Umm it already exists, its called DLNA, used by apps like Samsung's Allshare.
but i'm not bashing, its a good idea,

quick! Samsung and the others, patent DLNA before apple steals it!

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 10:13 1

7. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)

Doesn't forget Wireless-USB
Honestly, I'm glad to see non-corporate tinkering in this arena, but the story would have more punch if every mobile manufacturer and OS builder wasn't working on this and had not been for years...

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 05:19 4

3. toottoot (unregistered)

icast? really? apple gonna sue...

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 08:50

5. Alex (unregistered)

Um, Apple can't sue just because someone puts an i in front of their product name. If they don't hold the copyright to the name they have no power at all. You cannot copyright just one letter because you place it all the time in front of your product name.

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 09:00

6. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)

apple lawyer

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 08:17

4. Laurynas (unregistered)

Good idea!

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 12:00

8. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Very cool, but gee whiz $150? I guess he's gotta pay for school somehow.

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 16:43

9. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

great! more people stuck to a television instead of walking outside...C'mon stop supporting lazy fat people.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 02:41

10. donzere (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)

Does it work on non wireless tv if not then it is old news...

posted on 16 Jul 2011, 14:08

11. adp (unregistered)

wait...nothing is mentioned what is needed on the TV end to receive the signal. It will need some sort of a receiver... it's not magic that video "casts" from the iPhone/iPad will be displayed on the TV.

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