Samsung AllShare Cast Dongle media streamer hits retailers, makes your dumb TV smart

Samsung AllShare Cast Dongle media streamer hits retailers, makes your dumb TV smart
Amazon and other retailers have stocked up on the Samsung AllShare Cast Dongle that the Koreans revealed alongside the Galaxy S III announcement. It allows you to hook up your older non-DLNA TV for the modern times when streaming content from your mobile device to the biggest screen in the house is the bee's knees.

Besides directly mirroring your phone or tablet's screen, the AllShare Cast box actually uses WiFi Display for streaming those pics and 1080p videos to your TV, instead of the way DLNA does it, which needs to share an existing Wi-Fi connection. Hello, corporate presentations where the Wi-Fi is firewalled like Human Torch's backyard.

The dongle costs 73 pounds sterling at Amazon UK, about $116, with availability right now, whereas in the US Amazon it is listed for $90, but hasn't yet arrived in stock, it seems. That's the price to pay for getting rid of those HDMI cables running to the couch - the only ones you'll need are the HDMI running from the AllShare Cast hub to your TV, and the power cable. 

You can leave those dangling behind your TV set, too, as the gizmo doesn't need a direct line of sight for streaming those movies from your Galaxy S III to your TV.

source: Amazon

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8 Comments

1. Chuck.Norris unregistered

shut up and take my money :-)

2. Cerberusa2a

Posts: 33; Member since: May 24, 2012

Shut up and take my money

3. shammont

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

shut up and take my money :-)

4. dandare808

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

They copied apple TV! o.O i smell a lawsuit..............

5. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

And they copied roku. Waaaaa

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Too expensive for what it is, this shouldn't cost more than $50.

7. cliveprennison

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 15, 2012

Funny this is an exact copy of my media link hd for my htc one x which I got months ago, spamdung copying yet again. Not very innovative is it now lmao

8. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

spamdung? please kill yourself

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