Computer Engineering student working on wireless video transmitter for smartphones
posted by Victor H. / Jul 12, 2011, 2:34 AM
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.
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.iCast looks much like an external battery pack or a
Thanks, jorge colman!
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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 Jul 12, 2011, 5:03 AM 8
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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 Jul 12, 2011, 10:13 AM 1
icast? really? apple gonna sue...
posted on Jul 12, 2011, 5:19 AM 4
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 Jul 12, 2011, 8:50 AM 0
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