ASUS readying Miracast Dongle with hopes of mirroring success of Google Chromecast


ASUS has released a video showing a new product they are preparing to launch, the ASUS Miracast Dongle. Similar to the Google Chromecast, the Miracast Dongle plugs into your television’s HDMI port to deliver content on the big screen. Using an appropriate device, like an ASUS tablet, users then make a wireless connection and configure their device. Unlike the Google Chromecast, ASUS says their Miracast Dongle will enable users to mirror their entire tablet screen to the big screen. At the same time, it appears ASUS has figured out a way to initiate a mirroring session from an app delivering content and then letting the user access other apps on their device while content continues to play. Another difference compared to the Google Chromecast is support for dual-band wireless at both 2.4GHz and 5GHz to help reduce latency in signal delivery.

According to reports, the Miracast Dongle will sell for 79€ ($106 USD) which is quite a bit more than the Google Chromecast. It appears the new device will support any ASUS tablet running Android 4.2 or higher and some Windows 8.1 devices, but it is not clear whether it will work with devices from other manufacturers. ASUS does list the Nexus 7 (2013) model as compatible with the Miracast Dongle. Check out the video below from ASUS showing the Miracast Dongle in action. No information is available on countries, markets or a release date for the device.


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • AJ

    I wonder if it will work with my Asus Windows 8 laptop?

  • ciph3ro

    Looks like there is a lot of latency between the tablet and the TV…. Would be a deal-breaker for the advertised games part.
    Otherwise it’s something that would sell very well as long as it works right.

    ASUS also always make the same mistake; they never advertise anything properly.
    THe Zenbooks, the Dark Knight router, the G75 gaming laptops, The Vivo Tab, the Transformer Pad series, their Nexus 7 competitor…I bought half of those. They never advertise anywhere.

    It’s a huge company so I’m guessing they rely on their Asian markets instead?..