Miracast is a neat piece of technology that allow users to easily share the content in their devices directly to another screen wirelessly via Wi-Fi Direct connection. The technology is supported by Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 operating system which is why it’s not surprising to see Microsoft Hardware has come out with its own Miracast-based Wireless Display Adapter.
Interestingly though, the new Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter is actually the second Miracast adaptor that Microsoft has announced this month. The first product was actually the Microsoft Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones HD-10 that the company revealed during its Lumia 830 and 730/735 launch at IFA 2014 in Berlin earlier this month.
To use the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter, all users need to do is hook it up the to the HDMI and USB port on their TV, projector or display. Once the adapter is ready to connect, users then able to beam contents to the bigger display from their respective laptops, tablets, or smartphones that support Miracast.
Priced at USD 59.95 (RM 195), the new Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter will be having its general release in United States this coming October. We have yet to receive any news for its releases in our market at the moment but we sure hope to see it in Malaysia soon enough.