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Topic # 126960 25-Jul-2013 06:26 Send private message quote this post

Yep the Chromecast has just been announced and let's you (sort of) "mirror" content from a range of devices with Chrome to your TV with just this HDMI stick! Yes there are also some cheap chinese Android sticks around but for this price (35USD) this is seriously a no brainer; but not currently available in NZ..

So I guess it's time to get out my "lightning-speed mouse" and try to score one off Amazon later today. May also be my first time to try out Youshop as well as it will probably not ship to NZ yet.. :(

Approximate total cost of package would be 62NZD with Youshop.

Anyone else buying one (or 24) as well?




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  Reply # 865499 25-Jul-2013 06:55 Send private message quote this post

Yep. Count me in. Saw a summary of the Google announcement this morning. It is all pretty cool!




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  Reply # 865527 25-Jul-2013 07:40 Send private message quote this post

Oh and not to mention it also comes with free 3 months of Netflix for a limited time (if purchased in the US)! This has got to work well with Slingshot's Global Mode!




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  Reply # 865534 25-Jul-2013 07:59 Send private message quote this post

This looks pretty cool! Has anybody managed to find a site that ships to NZ?

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  Reply # 865542 25-Jul-2013 08:18 Send private message quote this post

talktolando: This looks pretty cool! Has anybody managed to find a site that ships to NZ?


You may want to use YouShop as they are usually cheaper than a US retailer that ships to NZ..




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  Reply # 865557 25-Jul-2013 08:42 Send private message quote this post

old3eyes:
talktolando: This looks pretty cool! Has anybody managed to find a site that ships to NZ?


You may want to use YouShop as they are usually cheaper than a US retailer that ships to NZ..


Great. Thanks

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  Reply # 865572 25-Jul-2013 09:08 Send private message quote this post

I have ordered two from Amazon shipping to shipito.com. I have used shipito.com in the past to get my Nexus 4, had no issues at all. Unsure on how much it'll cost via shipito.com, can update if people want me too

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  Reply # 865579 25-Jul-2013 09:15 Send private message quote this post

Workmate is interested in getting one, anyone doing a bulk order ? :)




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  Reply # 865580 25-Jul-2013 09:20 Send private message quote this post

ir1141: I have ordered two from Amazon shipping to shipito.com. I have used shipito.com in the past to get my Nexus 4, had no issues at all. Unsure on how much it'll cost via shipito.com, can update if people want me too


I'd like to ask (as usual) for those ordering from Amazon to please use our Amazon Kindle order page to get to Amazon or go to the Google Chromecast on Amazon page (with our aff link)... That'd be a great help to us :)

And yes, ordering one now...





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  Reply # 865583 25-Jul-2013 09:22 Send private message quote this post

freitasm:

I'd like to ask (as usual) for those ordering from Amazon to please use our Amazon Kindle order page to get to Amazon or go to the Google Chromecast on Amazon page (with our aff link)... That'd be a great help to us :)

And yes, ordering one now...



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  Reply # 865595 25-Jul-2013 09:29 Send private message quote this post

It's not a replacement for Airplay or Miracast. It cannot mirror your workstations. In fact, it only supports very limited services like Netflix, YouTube and Google Play.

You are better off to spend $60 on below and get a miracast device that will mirror anything on your laptop/pc to the TV. VLC, Windows Media Player, Web Browsers, iTunes. Anything that you can run on your PC.

And if you upgrade your Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, miracast support is built in. Miracast is the answer to Apple's airplay.





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  Reply # 865596 25-Jul-2013 09:29 Send private message quote this post

sonyxperiageek: This has got to work well with Slingshot's Global Mode!


I've just ordered one so I hope it does :) Not holding my breath though - my understanding is it doesn't actually directly stream between the devices?  Just hands over the required info for the Chromecast to start doing it directly itself? If that's the case it may not work with Global Mode since Global Mode doesn't seem to work with any Netflix apps (Xbox, PS3 etc) - only from browsers.

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  Reply # 865597 25-Jul-2013 09:29 Send private message quote this post

one review on amazon

While I did order this product and am happy to do so, I am disappointed the marketing materials make it appear as though the dongle is powered through the HDMI connection. It is not. The dongle needs to be plugged in any time you're using it. The pictures they released do not show this at all.


I too thought it was powered via HDMI.

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  Reply # 865601 25-Jul-2013 09:32 Send private message quote this post

Yes, I was just about to hit the order but then saw "box includes... power adapter".

Nope, thanks. Continue to use our HTPC - which we have to since we play TV from the PC anyway...




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  Reply # 865603 25-Jul-2013 09:35 Send private message quote this post

You can just use the included USB cable to charge it from a USB port on your TV?

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  Reply # 865605 25-Jul-2013 09:35 Send private message quote this post

reven: one review on amazon

While I did order this product and am happy to do so, I am disappointed the marketing materials make it appear as though the dongle is powered through the HDMI connection. It is not. The dongle needs to be plugged in any time you're using it. The pictures they released do not show this at all.


I too thought it was powered via HDMI.


correct its USB powered

The dongle itself looks beautiful until you realize the power adapter is hanging off the end of it

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