The PokéCommunity Forums  

Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Entertainment & Hobbies > Technology & Internet
Sign Up Rules/FAQ Live Battle Blogs Mark Forums Read

Notices

Technology & Internet Need help on your technology problems, whether your computer is malfunctioning, or you need help removing a virus? Perhaps you also want to chill and talk about the internet as a whole, too! Looks like you've come to the right place then!


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old July 25th, 2013, 02:03 PM
Cordelia's Avatar
Cordelia
LIMITLESS
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia
Age: 27
Nature: Bold
Quote:
Google's Chromecast is Mountain View's next foray into the television market. In brief, it's a $35 HDMI dongle that mirrors content being played nearby on a tablet, smartphone or computer. (Hrm, that sounds familiar.) Importantly though, the mirrored content isn't beamed from your local device, but is streamed from the cloud direct to the dongle when you activate mirroring on a Chromecast-compatible service like YouTube or Netflix. At that point, your PC or mobile is freed up for multi-tasking, and for working as a WiFi-based remote control for the content on the bigger display. Check out our hands-on to see the Chromecast in action, or read on for more detail.
Source: Engadget

OK, if you're anything like me, you kinda want one of these! It's only $35 and you can beam things from your phone or PC straight to your TV straight through your WiFi connection! No, your TV doesn't even need internet access, either. OMG I want one so bad ;-;

What do you guys think? Is this a good idea or not?
__________________
Cordelia
Class: Falcon Knight
LV. Moderator





Seraph Robe

Elixir

House of Ylisse


Loyalty, Strength, Honor.

Reply With Quote
  #2    
Old July 25th, 2013, 02:42 PM
Minerva's Avatar
Minerva
take that money, watch it burn
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
Gender: Female
Nature: Brave
Send a message via Skype™ to Minerva
Judging by the commercial they provided, it seems like you may need either a Chromebook, or an Android phone to stream videos or TV shows to your TV. However, I really like the fact that it's actually....cheap! $35 bucks for a USB powered streaming adapter? I'm sold. I really want one too!

I have a feeling this is probably gonna beat out Apple TV and Xbox. With Chromecast you don't need a giant box and all that. :D
__________________
moderator of fan clubs & groups
paired to quilzel & kanzler
Reply With Quote
  #3    
Old July 25th, 2013, 03:10 PM
LilJz's Avatar
LilJz
Legendary lovers♥
Community Supporter Tier 3
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Canada
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
This... actually looks pretty nice. Unlike the Google Glasses
Also the price is really great, 35$. Apple would've sold it for like 100$...internet connection required.
__________________
♥Plusle bro of Autumn Reverie♥ | ♥Pink Mommy, Autumn Reverie, Kanzler, Macarous & Apollo♥
| White FC | Y FC |
Reply With Quote
  #4    
Old July 25th, 2013, 06:27 PM
Terabyte's Avatar
Terabyte
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Florida
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
It looks promising for the price, and I may seem interested in one, but probably won't be getting one since I already have a Roku box in my possession, and I just see it being similar to that, and it seems similar to Apple's AirPlay, except that the content comes from the cloud instead of the local device.
__________________
Moderator Pairs Family Avatar Showdown!
Reply With Quote
  #5    
Old July 26th, 2013, 10:24 PM
Minerva's Avatar
Minerva
take that money, watch it burn
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
Gender: Female
Nature: Brave
Send a message via Skype™ to Minerva
Unbelievable. The Chromecast got SOLD OUT ONLINE. This is what I meant that it's so damn cheap!

Anyone who wants to buy one now might have to wait, but if you really want one you might have to pay more. Some people are already selling them on ebay for $20 more or so than the original price.
__________________
moderator of fan clubs & groups
paired to quilzel & kanzler
Reply With Quote
  #6    
Old July 26th, 2013, 11:06 PM
N's Avatar
N
→ you're here, aren't you?
Community Supporter Tier 5
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Unova
Nature: Careful
I have an epic need for that thing.

Too bad it'll probably be hard to get for a while.

I don't want one bad enough to pay and arm and a leg for it.
__________________

"Your Pokémon,
let me hear their voices!"
alt account for Yuri Lowell
Reply With Quote
  #7    
Old July 28th, 2013, 07:32 AM
Amore
Now stand up and begin
Community Supporter Tier 3
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Panic Station
Age: 19
Hmm...$35? So, factoring in exchanges rates etc. that'll probably be £150 over here in Britain. We get overcharged for everything else, so I don't see why it would be different.
Sounds pretty cool though.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Minimum Characters Per Post: 25



All times are UTC -8. The time now is 06:58 AM.


Style by Nymphadora, artwork by Sa-Dui.
Like our Facebook Page Follow us on Twitter © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity™, pokecommunity.com.
Pokémon characters and images belong to The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo. This website is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo, Creatures, GAMEFREAK, The Pokémon Company or The Pokémon Company International. We just love Pokémon.
All forum styles, their images (unless noted otherwise) and site designs are © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity / PokéCommunity.com.
PokéCommunity™ is a trademark of The PokéCommunity. All rights reserved. Sponsor advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. User generated content remains the property of its creator.